Today's News

  • State gives OK to reopen Mora gym

    One week after safety concerns forced the closure of the Mora elementary-middle school gym, district officials were preparing to let students back in.

    Superintendent Thomas Garcia said the district was able to fix the deficiencies found by the state Fire Marshal’s Office and that it received official notification on Thursday that it could reopen the gym.

    Garcia said he expected that students and staff would be allowed back into the gym on Friday, but on Friday band students were still practicing in the lobby of the high school gym.

  • Services set for former archbishop

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Former Santa Fe Archbishop Robert Fortune Sanchez, who became the nation’s first Hispanic bishop in 1974 and headed New Mexico’s largest Catholic diocese for nearly two decades before resigning over sex allegations, has died. He was 77.

    He was surrounded by his family when he died Friday in Albuquerque, said officials with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. It did not release the cause of death but said Sanchez had been ill.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Jan. 23, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Governor pushing for anti-corruption laws

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez is urging the New Mexico legislature to enact what’s she’s calling significant anti-corruption legislation.

    The Republican governor’s office says she plans a noon press conference in Albuquerque on Sunday with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to drum up support for her proposals.

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  • Looking Back - News - Jan. 23, 2012

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  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 23, 2012

    City candidate workshop rescheduled

    The candidate workshop planned for today, Jan. 23, has been rescheduled due to a conflict with KFUN’s candidate forum. The informational workshops will now be held Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 6 at City Hall. All three workshops will begin at 5:30 p.m.

  • Weather - Jan. 23, 2012

    Partly sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 10-15 mph. A slight chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. West wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    A chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. North wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.


  • Que Pasa - Jan. 23, 2012

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Hat” by Jan Brett. The theme for the month is “It’s Snow Time!” All programs are free and open to the public.


  • Noticias - Jan. 23, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.

    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.

  • Unusual cooperation

    Just when you think the rifts between Democrats and Republicans are too great for anything good to happen, here comes a bipartisan plan to revamp the New Mexico Senate district boundaries. District Judge James Hall approved the compromise plan last week, which had the support of Gov. Susana Martinez, some other Republicans, a group of Democrats and Native Americans.