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Today's News

  • PNM: Rejecting plan will force closure

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The state’s largest electric utility says the rejection of its proposal by New Mexico regulators will lead to the complete closure of a coal-fired power plant that provides power to 2 million customers in the Southwest.

    Officials with the Public Service Co. of New Mexico on Tuesday reiterated the consequences if the state Public Regulation Commission does not approve a plan that calls for shutting down half of the plant to meet a federal mandate for reducing haze-causing pollution.

  • Mother pleads guilty in daughter’s death

    By Felicia Fonseca
    The Associated Press

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The mother of a 2-year-old girl whose death became emblematic of the lack of justice on tribal lands has pleaded guilty to a homicide charge in Navajo Nation court.

    Norena Joe was sentenced this week to a year in jail, which was suspended, and two years of probation. The acknowledgement that she was criminally negligent came seven years after the death of her daughter, Kiara Harvey.

  • In Brief - News - July 17, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Appeal hearing set for Rodella
    SANTA FE — A federal appeals court in Denver is set to hear arguments in the case of former Rio Arriba County sheriff Tommy Rodella, who received a 10-year prison sentence for violating a motorist’s civil rights while brandishing a handgun.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the appeal hearing has been scheduled for September 29.

  • Anti-bullying show
  • Noticias - July 17, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.
    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 or 426-7594 for more information.

  • Que Pasa - July 17, 2015

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO
    • Robertson High School classes of 1995 and 1996 will have a combined  class reunion on July 18 and 19. Featured events include a barbecue at RHS Amphitheater and a dinner and dance at the Serf. Call Nicole Vigil at 505-459-6541.
    • Block Party/Mural Beautification Event will take place on Saturday, July 18 at 713 Railroad Ave. For more information, call Amistad y Resolana at 425-2687.

  • Farmers Market time in Mora
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - July 17, 2015

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 to 6 p.m. —  Mora Valley Farmers Market is held from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Southwest Capital Bank in Mora. For more information about the market, call Betsy at 505-220-1845.

    Wednesday
    5 p.m. — Mora Junior League will be having a benefit bingo at the Mora Schools cafeteria. The drawing of the guided cow elk hunt will also take place. Tickets for the raffle are $10 and may be purchased from parents of the players.

    Thursday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Looking forward to the Cowboys Reunion
  • Robbers’ home finale Saturday

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers are running out of time to catch up in the Pecos League North and earn their second playoff berth in their three-season existence.

    They also may be running out of time, period.

    Las Vegas hosts the Santa Fe Fuego at 11 a.m. Saturday in a rare matinee game at Brandt Park, home of the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys. The teams will play again later that day at the Fuego’s home field, Fort Marcy Ballpark. The unusual two-city doubleheader will mark the Train Robbers’ final home appearance this summer.