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Today's News

  • In Grand Style

    Now that projects have improved the northern part of Grand Avenue, the New Mexico Department of Transportation is nearly ready to send out requests for bids for a project along the southern stretch of that same strip of pavement.

  • A slimmed-down department

    Keeping athletes in top shape has become a year-round task. Planning a reduced budget and staying within it is not only a year-round task, it’s also a multi-year task — and a day-by-day task.

  • HUD demands action from L.V. Housing Authority

    National housing authorities recently issued a complex report detailing 18 violations the City of Las Vegas has committed or is committing in its attempts to comply with a federal program.

    At stake is, depending on what one reads into a letter that accompanied the review and the city’s strained history with federal housing authorities, the city possibly losing all funding, staffing and other items that go with federally subsidized housing in the area.

  • Committee debates fatal child abuse penalty

    By Milan Simonich, The Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE — State lawmakers did not know Jeremiah Valencia during his short, tormented life.

    But 13-year-old Jeremiah’s death dominated debate at a lengthy legislative hearing Thursday. At issue was a bill to make intentional child abuse resulting in death a first-degree felony that carries a life prison sentence, regardless of a child’s age.

  • Bill would decouple lottery scholarships, tuition costs

    By Robert Nott, The Santa Fe New Mexican
    SANTA FE — The Senate Education Committee unanimously passed a bill this week that would decouple lottery scholarship awards from tuition costs -- a move that would guarantee all students a specific amount of annual tuition based on the type of college they attend.

  • House bill requires post-H.S. graduation plan

    By Robert Nott, The Santa Fe New Mexican
    SANTA FE — Students attending New Mexico’s public schools may have to add one more graduation requirement to their check-off list if a bipartisan bill heading toward the House Education Committee continues to pick up steam.

  • Highlands relocating several offices

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Highlands University Business Office and Human Resources Office are now open in the university’s Communications West Building at 901 University Ave. directly across from the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium.

    The two offices are among the university offices relocating to make way for the Rodgers Hall renovation slated to begin approximately July 2018.

  • Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, Feb. 4, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1, 2018:

    Steven Cordova, Bench Warrant, Mora Magistrate Court.

  • Sierra Vista Elementary Semester One 2017-18 Honor Roll

    A Honor Roll Semester 1
    Fourth Grade
    Noah Barela, Katelyn Benavidez, Isabela Brizal, Brenen Deisler, Laila Espinoza, Gabriela Fulgenzi, Isaiah Larson, Jacob Lopez, Selah Marrujo, Alyssa Maestas, Eleanna Maestas, Rianna Montoya, Elijah Ortiz, Noah Pino, Noah Probst, Aidan Romero, Antonio Romero, Kaylee Sena, Annabelle Ulibarri and Itzel Yanez.
    Fifth Grade

  • Sierra Vista Elementary October, November, December 2017 and January 2018 Students of the Month

    October Students of the month: Caring
    6th grade
    Akeem Maestas, Silviana Duran, Deanndra Trujillo, Elizabeth Hernandez, and Ciara Mountjoy
    5th grade
    Aiden Mascarenas, Naomi Weathers, Gracelynn Stanaway, Nathaniel Gonzales, and Kianna Ortiz
    4th grade
    Lauren Martinez, Grayson Anderson, Laila Espinoza, Kelly Tucker, Cristiana Rios, and Jahmari Egerton

    November Students of the month: Trustworthy
    6th grade
    Jadalin Quintana, Mars McIntosh, Jordan Harris, Julianna Dominguez, and Ashley Grantham