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Today's News

  • East music teacher may leave

    Parents and students at Las Vegas City Schools are worried a loss may soon occur at their school district. During a regular board meeting Thursday evening, music director Martin Sena confirmed he has been offered a music director position at Pecos Schools. He said he has not made the decision on whether to stay with the east side district or go to Pecos.

  • Homecoming Extravaganza
  • High court to hear case on gay marriage

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Linda Siegle and her partner of 22 years were first in line when the Santa Fe County clerk started to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in late August.

    Now, she’s waiting to see whether the New Mexico Supreme Court will legalize gay marriage in all of the state’s 33 counties. Eight counties currently allow it.

  • Ulibarri says he’ll run for commission

    A Las Vegas teacher and environmental activist has announced that he will once again run for a seat on the San Miguel County Commission.

    Ulibarri issued a statement to the Optic late Friday afternoon. In it, he said he planned to make the official announcement later that afternoon at the anti-fracking rally at Plaza Park.

    Ulibarri resides in District 1, and that seat is currently held by Commissioner Ron Ortega.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 21, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Oct. 22 — Official ballots have been sent to members of the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce for election of six new directors of the group. The six new directors will be selected from  nominees Howard Driggers, Kenneth C. Gifford, Charles V. Glover, William Halm, Dr. Robert J. Henry, Ivan J. Hilton, Eloy Ludi, George O. Maloof, J.R. Nunn, J.M. “Salty” Sparks, Dr. R. C. Vander Meer and Harry Vorenberg.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 21, 2013

    Little League and La Plaza elections
    Elections for Las Vegas Little League and La Plaza Little League, 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • Weather - Oct. 21, 2013

    Monday
    A 10 percent chance of showers before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Northeast wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36. South wind 5-15 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 64. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 38.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 60. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 34.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:13 a.m. to 6:17 p.m.

  • Researchers issue dire forecast for forests

    By Staci Matlock
    The New Mexican

    SANTA FE — While Congress dithers over budgets and battles over climate policy, scientists and others are urging state and local governments to take action as climate change affects water, agriculture, forests and businesses like ski resorts dependent on snow.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 21, 2013

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Elections for Las Vegas Little League and La Plaza Little League, 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Trick or Treat, Danny!” by Edith Kunhardt. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Noticias - Oct. 21, 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.