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Today's News

  • U.S. DOT to help with flood repairs

    The Associated Press

    Storm-weary New Mexico is getting some help from the federal government on flood cleanup.

    The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday it will make immediately available $2 million in emergency relief funds to help the state cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by severe storms earlier this month.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Sept. 23, 2013

    The Associated Press

    King disagrees with governor

    Democratic Attorney General Gary King is taking issue with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s suggestion that voters should decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage in New Mexico.
    King, who’s running for governor against Martinez next year, said Friday the best approach is for the state Supreme Court to resolve whether gay marriage is legal in the state. He said it’s a civil right issue.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 23, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 23, 2013

    “Look up” exhibition

    Ray Drew Gallery exhibition of artworks by Don Shaw, titled “Look Up,” will run until Friday, Sept.  27, on the first floor of Donnelly Library. An artist’s reception and talk by Shaw will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. Contact Bob Read at 454-3338.

  • Weather - Sept. 23, 2013

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 10-20 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 45. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming light and variable after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind becoming south 15-20 mph in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 49.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 51.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:50 a.m. to 6:56 p.m.

  • Noticias - Sept. 23, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps i with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 23, 2013

    TODAY HOY

  • Yet another standoff

    Here we go again.

    With seven days left before the end of the federal fiscal year, the politicians in Washington, D.C., are once again playing Russian Roulette with the economy.

    In order to avert a government shutdown, Congress and President Obama must sign off on a budget. Seems simple enough, right?

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 23, 2013
  • Another Perspective — Flood and drought; fire and rain

    Earlier this summer we were living in severe drought – running out of grass and hay for livestock, top soil blowing away in the wind, bare ground, dying trees, rampant wild fires, and a tiny trickle for a river.

    Now a few months later we have a whole new set of challenges — bridges damaged, roads caved in, homes flooded, debris spread all over, people stranded, electric and phone lines damaged, and deep erosive cuts in the land. We are all sharing this struggle with the increasingly extreme forces of nature.