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  • Over The Edge V: Frack You

    By Lupita P. Gonzales
    For the Optic

    The Nat Gold Players, melding with Clearly Confused Productions, provide yet another local spoof, as emcee Karyl Lyne puts it, “poking fun at you, you, you and us!”

    Cyn Riley and the performers’ combined genius again point out the foibles of our locals — everything from “what’s happened to what’s happening” in our area, set in the local radio station, renamed Por Que Fun Radio, which mysteriously loses its N, making it Por Que FU Radio for the occasion.

    Indeed!

  • Water hikes worry some businesses

    Restaurant owner Josephine Martinez had just one question for city officials following their presentation on proposed water rate increases: How much can the people of Las Vegas afford?

    Martinez, owner of Pancho’s Roadside Cafe, said that as a business owner, she has no choice but to pass on increases on food costs to customers, and she’ll have no choice but to up her prices when the proposed city water rate hikes kick in.

  • Something for all over the weekend

    Las Vegas will be booming with activity this weekend. From the annual People’s Faire to the 39th Annual San Miguel/ Mora County Fair there will be something for everyone.

    The annual county fair started on Wednesday with entries accepted for animals.

    A weigh-in and swine show was scheduled for Thursday evening.

    Starting at 8:30 a.m.  Friday, there will be a lamb, goat, steed and breeding stock show at the arena at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds on north Hot Springs, followed by a southwest dairy milking demonstration at 9 a.m.

  • Looking Back - August 10, 2012

    In 1962
    Friday, Aug. 10 — Las Vegas will join in the Golden Anniversary celebration of New Mexico’s statehood with a week of festivities sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, under the direction of Ross Thompson, general chairman, and Mrs. Don R. Harrison, general coordinator. There will be a street dance. The event will conclude with Highlands University’s homecoming game.

  • Looking Ahead - News - August 10, 2012

    ‘Life Teen’ pioneer dinner at I.C. center

    . Immaculate Conception Church "Life Teen" Youth Group Pioneer Dinner, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Catholic Center. Tickets are $10 each and kids under five eat free. For more information, call 429-3422.
     

  • Weather - August 10, 2012

    Friday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming south 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Saturday

  • Local midwife receives award

    Submitted to the Optic

    Local certified nurse midwife Connie Jimenez Trujillo was recently selected as an honoree of the New Mexico Business Weekly’s 40 Under Forty awards.

    The Business Weekly honors young professionals “who are climbing the charts in their industries and making an impact on the New Mexican community.”     

  • Jail Log - August 10, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center July 30-Aug. 6:
    Joseph Higgins, 34, Department of Corrections hold
    Lonnie Lucero, 45, probation violation: three day sanction
    Ormando Pino, 33, Department of Corrections hold
    Ronnie Barela, 46, Department of Corrections Hold
    Valentin Hernandez, 55, aggravated driving while intoxicated, traffic offense
    Michael Madrid, 34, battery on a household member, criminal damage to property

  • In Brief - News - August 10, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Border changes proposed
    ALBUQUERQUE — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is eyeing a plan to extend the border zone in New Mexico by 30 miles to allow some Mexican nationals to visit deeper into the U.S.
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday the proposed changes to extend the border zone in New Mexico up to 55 miles, from the current 25 mile restriction, for “border crossing card” holders.

  • Two arrested in audit case

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The current chief operating officer and a former controller at the New Mexico Finance Authority were arrested Wednesday for state securities violations related to a fake financial audit that was distributed to investors earlier this year.

    New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department’s Securities Division announced the arrests Wednesday of Chief Operating Officer John Duff and former controller Greg Campbell, who left the agency in June.