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Today's News

  • Jail log — Jan. 13, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Jan. 3 and Jan. 9:
    Gilbert Martinez, 66, commitment for drug court violation
    Jacob Sosa, 24, failure to report
    Daniel Crespin, 24, district court commitment
    Antoinette Sanchez-Maestas, 42, failure to report
    Geronimo Padilla, 54, failure to report
    George Duran, 52, aggravated assault
    Jerry Rudolph, 43, DUI
    Fernandez Norman, 24, failure to comply, failure to report
    Josephine Tafoya, 35, larceny 

  • State PRC mulls overhauls

    The Associated Press

  • Gov. pushes background checks for foster parents

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

  • Suit: State worker fired over driver’s license rules

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

  • In Brief

    Gila Cliff Dwellings reopen

    SILVER CITY — The Gila Cliff Dwellings has reopened to the public.
    The park announced Wednesday that it was reopening after workers finished repairs to the West Fork Bridge, which was damaged in a flood. The reopening, which was originally planned for December, was delayed because of inclement weather conditions.

  • Plan offered in redistricting

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — Two Republican incumbents are lumped together in the same southeastern New Mexico district under a new bipartisan plan for revamping the boundaries of state Senate districts.
    Gov. Susana Martinez and other Republicans along with groups of Democrats and Native Americans outlined the plan Wednesday to a state district court judge, who will decide how to realign districts for population changes during the past decade.

  • Fort Union Monument to waive entrance fees

    Submitted to the Optic

  • Annual sustainable home tour set for Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic
    Sustainable Las Vegas wants to give residents ideas about how to save money and conserve natural resources by improving their homes.
    SLV’s fourth annual Sustainable Homes Tour features local homes that provide examples of how electrical and heating bills can be reduced or eliminated by using the energy of the sun as well as various conservation measures.
    The SLV’s homes tour is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Las Vegas Arts Council building, 140 Bridge St.

  • Que Pasa — Jan. 13, 2012

    SATURDAYSÁBADO

  • Noticias — Jan. 13, 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.