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Today's News

  • Legislative panel OKs plan

    By Barry Massey
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A Senate committee approved a Democratic-backed plan for revamping state Senate districts that will pit two Republican incumbents against each other in the southeastern corner of the state.

    The Rules Committee endorsed the plan on a party-line vote Monday night, with Democrats backing it and Republicans opposed.

    The measure goes to another committee for consideration, but Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, said he hoped the full Senate will be able to debate the proposal Tuesday.

  • Redistricting plan gets senate OK

    By Barry Massey
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republicans objected Monday that Democrats could keep a solid grip on two of New Mexico’s three congressional districts in the future under a redistricting plan approved by the Senate.

    The proposal cleared the Senate on a 27-14 party-line vote and was sent to the Democratic-controlled House for consideration. It’s uncertain when the House will take up the plan.

  • Lawmakers want changes in hearings

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Republican lawmakers are asking New Mexico regulators to hold more hearings outside of Santa Fe when they begin considering the fate of the state's greenhouse gas emissions rules.

    The House Republican Caucus said in its request that having the hearings in various locations around the state would give more people a chance to weigh in.

  • Story Time
  • Que Pasa - Sept. 21, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Do Cows Turn Colors in the Fall” by Viki Woodworth and the theme is “Awesome Autumn!” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 21, 2011
  • Noticias - Sept. 21, 2011

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

  • Immediate attention

    City officials have every right to be upset over renovation efforts at a public housing project in West Las Vegas — it appears that the contractor, Nambe Construction of Santa Fe, has made a mess of things. And if the company doesn’t act fast to correct the situation, the city will be justified in terminating the contract and looking for someone else to finish the job.

  • Work of Art: What will the people say?

    It’s just my luck to have been raised in a family where appearance might not have been paramount, but it was nevertheless w-a-y ahead of whatever was in second place.

    My mother, the late Marie Trujillo, would have been scandalized had we little Trujillos done anything to bring dishonor to the family. A devout Catholic, Mom probably added a couple of beads to the rosary she carried, something that ponders, “Que dira la gente?”

  • Cowboys gaining attention

    Little by little, New Mexico Highlands University football is gaining recognition in the wake of a 3-0 start.

    The Cowboys are still unranked in the American Football Coaches Association weekly Top 25 poll, but they did receive a vote in this week’s rankings. Unofficially, that makes Highlands the 42nd rated team in NCAA Division II.

    This past Saturday, Highlands upset No. 20 nationally ranked Colorado School of Mines 40-34 in Golden, Colo.