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  • Election returns

    It's going to be Democrat Martin Heinrich vs. Republican Heather Wilson in a U.S. Senate race to replace New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman. However, Democrat Hector Balderas took San Miguel County by more than 3-to-1, while Wilson handily defeated Greg Sowards 2-to-1 in the Republican primary.

  • Election returns

    It's going to be Democrat Martin Heinrich vs. Republican Heather Wilson in a U.S. Senate race to replace New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman. However, Democrat Hector Balderas took San Miguel County by more than 3-to-1, while Wilson handily defeated Greg Sowards 2-to-1 in the Republican primary.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 6, 2012

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, 5:30, 7 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Men’s city league, 6, 7 p.m., city complex
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, TBA, Keyes Park
    Volleyball
    • Co-ed city league championship tournament begins, 5 p.m., Abe Montoya Recreation Center

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

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  • In Brief - Local News - June 6, 2012

    Boy struck by vehicle Monday

    A 12-year-old boy was transported to an Albuquerque hospital after he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Seventh and Legion just before noon on Monday, police said.
    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said the boy’s injuries were not life threatening. He said the boy was on foot when he was struck by a 1999 Dodge Durango that was being driven by an adult male.

  • 3 stabbed on Friday

    A heated altercation led to the stabbing of three men early Friday morning at a house on the 2500 block of Hot Springs Boulevard.

    Las Vegas police have charged Walter Maes, 24, of the 400 block of Bernice Drive in connection with the stabbings. Police Chief Christian Montaño said Maes surrendered himself on Monday afternoon.

    None of the injuries sustained by the victims were life-threatening, Montaño said.

  • West may outsource cafeterias

    Students enrolled at West Las Vegas next year might have additional food choices if the board approves a proposal it has received.

    Board member Henry Abeyta made a presentation to the full school board last week on the benefits of bringing in a private company to manage the district’s food services program.

    The district had previously put out a request for proposals for food service management for the district’s roughly 1,800 students.

  • Refuge tapping into Storrie Lake water allotment

    Submitted to the Optic

    The formal drought declaration made by Gov. Susana Martinez last month illustrates just how dire the situation is in New Mexico.

    Consider that, according to the state engineer, 90 percent of the state faced severe drought conditions at some point during the last year, with the remaining areas facing moderate drought.

    To make matters worse, 2011 was recorded as the second-driest year on record.   

  • Repeat Award
  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 6, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Court rules against Christian photographer
    ALBUQUERQUE  — The state Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that a professional photographer who refused to take pictures of a gay couple’s commitment ceremony violated New Mexico’s discrimination law.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports the court agreed last Thursday with a previous ruling, stating the photo studio is considered a public accommodation, similar to a restaurant or store.