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Today's News

  • Convicted killer gets 20 years

    Ricky Quintana, who was found guilty of second-degree murder in the April 2003 death of Michael Grube, has been committed to 20 years at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute.

    Quintana, 49, received a sentence that is considered the basic one for a second-degree murder conviction with an enhancement of five additional years, said Richard Flores, Fourth Judicial District Attorney. Prosecutors requested the enhancement due to the brutal nature of the killing, and Judge Gerald Baca concurred.

  • Sanchez to get $25K

    Details of Luna Community College president Leroy Sanchez’s newly revised contract emerged late this past week.

    Sanchez will now serve through the end of 2017 —six months earlier than in his previously negotiated contract.

    Luna’s Board of Trustees this past week agreed to the new terms and to immediately begin a search for a new president of the two-year school.

  • State champs! WLV, Pecos among winners

    For the second time in three years, West Las Vegas is state champion in cheerleading.

    The squad won first place in the Class 1A-4A Co-ed Cheer category over the weekend at The Pit in Albuquerque.

    West finished the two-day State Spirit Championships with a score of 142.07, topping runner-up Hatch Valley (136.99) and third-place Bernalillo (134.62).

    After a narrow defeat in the 2016 competition spoiled West’s repeat bid, Saturday’s triumph made for a joyous bus ride home.

  • Health care bill shot down

    By Erica Werner
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans on Monday pointed fingers and assigned blame after their epic failure on health care and a weekend digesting the outcome.

  • New leader for Dems

    The San Miguel County Democratic Party opted for new leadership at its meeting Thursday night, choosing Martin Leger as new chairman.

    Leger takes over for Martin Suazo Jr., who’d served in that capacity for nearly two decades.

    Vice chairman Lisa Vigil retained her post, edging Noyola Archibeque.

    Leger appointed Greg Salazar as secretary and Rose Contreras Taylor as treasurer.

    Tasha Chalberg, Patricia Gallegos, Ignacio Lucero and Joseph McCaffrey were elected to represent San Miguel in the state central committee.

  • Books, books, and more books
  • Noticias - March 29, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • Want company and a free meal? Comedor offers free meals to all ages from 4:30 to 5:10 p.m. on Mondays at the senior center. Free transportation available for persons 60 and older by calling 425-9139.  Comedor also offers a free meal for all ages from 4:30 to 5:10 p.m. on Tuesdays at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall on the Plaza.

  • Que Pasa - March 29, 2017

    3.29.2017
    WEDNESDAY
    10 a.m. to noon
    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association will hold its annual sign-up coffee at 769 Diane Ave. in Las Vegas, Women interested in playing golf on Wednesdays are invited to join. For more information, call Judy Long at 429-0379.

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Health care needs reform

    The following editorial was published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on March 24.

    Congressional Republicans’ first serious attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act suffered a crushing defeat Friday with the last-minute cancellation of a House vote on the GOP proposal. While this is a serious setback for President Trump’s agenda, the young administration and its congressional allies should not back away from the critical work of reforming the nation’s costly, complex health care system.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 29, 2017