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Today's News

  • HU has new digs in Santa Fe

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University’s Santa Fe Center is at a new location that makes it easier for students to access higher education and complete their degree at a one-stop center.

    Highlands Santa Fe is located at the new Santa Fe Higher Education Center, which opened for classes Jan. 12 and celebrated its grand opening Jan. 14. The center is at 1950 Siringo Road – at the northeast corner of Siringo and Yucca Street.

  • Firefighters honored - 3 promoted, 1 receives award

    Las Vegas firefighters took center stage at last week’s City Council meeting, as fire Chief Phillip Mares recognized three of them who have been promoted and a fourth who helped save a life.

    Billy Montoya, who has been with the fire department for more than 14 years, was promoted from lieutenant to commander, the department’s second highest position.  The commander position had been vacant due to a retirement.

    Mares noted that Montoya started off as a firefighter and worked his way up to engineer, lieutenant and now commander.

  • Chief justice: Courts need more money

    By Astrid Galvan
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico courts are heavily overburdened and need millions more in funding, the state’s top judge said Thursday.

    Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Vigil told legislators during the State of the Judiciary address that courts need nearly $172 million in funding this upcoming fiscal year, which begins in July.

    That’s about a 9 percent increase in funding over last year.

  • Phone town hall on insurance is Tuesday

    Submitted to the Optic

    BeWellNM, the official state marketplace for New Mexicans to shop, buy, and compare health plans, will be hosting a free telephone town hall for residents of Santa Fe, Taos, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Mora, and Los Alamos counties at 7 p.m.  Tuesday.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 26, 2015

    In 1965

  • Looking ahead - News - Jan. 26, 2015

    Entrepreneurship Forum is this evening
    Entrepreneurship Forum, presentations by Leroy Lujan of LNM Plumbing, Jessica McGee of The Rock Taproom and Grill, and Diana Whitten of Wild Bill Barbecue, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, at El Fidel Hotel. Open to the public. For more information, call Andrea Gottschalk at 425-6113.
     

  • Weather - Jan. 26, 2015

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 62. North wind around 5 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 33. East wind around 5 mph, becoming west after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 5-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 60. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:05 a.m. to 5:22 p.m.

  • Prof leads group that demystifies cancer

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    An upcoming reading group at Highlands University will help demystify a disease that impacts one in three people.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 23, 2015

    TODAY
    HOY
    • Entrepreneurship Forum, presentations by Leroy Lujan of LNM Plumbing, Jessica McGee of The Rock Taproom and Grill, and Diana Whitten of Wild Bill Barbecue, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, at El Fidel Hotel. Open to the public. For more information, call Andrea Gottschalk at 425-6113.

    WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28 in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - Jan. 26, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 or 426-7594 for more information.