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Today's News

  • In Brief - Local News - March 29, 2013

    Optic Staff Reports

    Judge applicant withdraws  
    One of the five candidates who applied to replace former Judge Eugenio Mathis has withdrawn her name from consideration.
    Floripa Gallegos notified the judicial selection office that she no longer wished to be considered for the post.

  • Looking Back - March 27, 2013

    In 1963

    Friday, March 29 — General Motors has announced that Joe M. Romero, local Chevrolet dealer for the past 10 years, has been reappointed to serve as GM Community Relations chairman for this area. He can make available to the public a variety of interesting and educational materials in the form of motion pictures, booklets and presentations from GM’s Public Relations staff. One of the films is “Farmer of Tennessee,” produced especially for the Future Farmers of America.

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 29, 2013

    Easter Egg Hunts

    Las Vegas Elks Lodge will hold its annual Easter egg hunt at Robertson football field at 1p.m. this Sunday. The City of Las Vegas Museum is also hosting an Easter egg hunt from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Carnegie Park.

  • Weather - March 29, 2013

    Friday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind around 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Sunday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 38.

  • Legislative action could force cities, counties to hike taxes

    The Associated Press
    The New Mexico Legislature’s decision to phase out state reimbursements to local governments for not taxing food and medicine could lead some city and county governments to raise taxes.
    The plan adopted by the Legislature on March 16 will require large and mid-sized city and county governments starting in 2016 to accept a payout between 6 percent and 7 percent smaller each year until the state’s “hold harmless” subsidies for the food and medicine taxes are entirely eliminated by 2030.

  • Jail Log - March 29, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 19 and March 26:

    Douglas Lopez, 32, failure to pay child support
    Mario Urban, 30, criminal trespass, Adult Probation Office
    Lorenzo Gallegos, 50, protective custody
    Christopher Herrera, 31, driving on a suspended or  revoked license
    Michelle Garcia, 43, aggravated battery
    John Ulibarri, 47, aggravated battery
    Fred Pino, 45, probation violation
    Wilfred Ortiz, 52, 10 day commitment

  • A twist on traditional ham

    By Alison Ladman
    The Associated Press
    Who says the traditional Easter ham has to be traditional?
    We understand that there is good reason for many traditions, particularly when it comes to food. After all, many food traditions earned their place because they are simply delicious. The glazed ham is a fine example. And that’s why we decided not to mess with that part of this spring staple.

  • Fun do-it-yourself Easter mints

    By Alison Ladman
    The Associated Press
    A little retro and a whole lot of fun, cream cheese mints are the perfect way to keep little hands busy during Easter dinner preparations.
    Make up the dough, then let the kids play around with different flavors and colors (or not, if you’re trying to avoid pink and green hands). They also can form the mints in a variety of shapes. Consider making lemon mints, classic peppermints, or orange cream mints. You even could do mocha mints with coffee and chocolate extracts.

  • Museum to hold ‘curanderismo’ exhibit in May

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press
    Evil eye. Magical fright. A sick soul.
    These are all afflictions usually treated by traditional Mexican healers known as curanderos. And this summer, an Albuquerque museum is planning an exhibit on the magical art of curanderismo, or the practice of traditional Mexican folk healing.

  • Que Pasa - March 29, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Benefit bake sale for Anjelique and Anyssa Romero starting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 29 in front of Walmart. They are fundraising for an educational trip to France and Spain in June. For more information, contact Anjelique at 505-819-9837 or racetofranceandspain@yahoo.com.
    • Evangelistic Service, 7 p.m. on Friday, March 29 at the Bethnel Pentecostal Tabernacle, 715 National Ave.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO