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Today's News

  • Noticias - Jan. 24, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps 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.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Jan. 24, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Remedial help needed in NM
    SANTA FE — A new study says approximately half of the New Mexico students attending the state’s colleges and universities aren’t ready academically and that it’s costly for the state.
    The student released by the Legislative Finance Committee says 51 percent of the students needed remedial courses last year and that the cost was $22 million.

  • King likely to appeal ruling

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The attorney general of New Mexico has said he will likely appeal a ruling in a landmark lawsuit that terminally ill patients can seek a physician’s aid in dying.

    Attorney General Gary King was considering the appeal after Santa Fe Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan urged the action during a breakfast with lawmakers, King told the Santa Fe New Mexican in a story Wednesday.

  • Panel reviews gaming compact

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A proposed gambling compact with the Navajo Nation ran into opposition Wednesday from other tribes and pueblos in New Mexico because it would allow the Navajos to open additional casinos.

    In testimony to a legislative committee, leaders from Laguna and Acoma pueblos and the Jicarilla Apache Nation said that more casinos would dilute their share of a saturated gambling market, possibly forcing them to cut tribal services and reduce the workers in their casinos.

  • Mora County Notebook - Martinez receives doctorate in leadership

    Mora resident received her doctorate degree from University of New Mexico. Phyllis Martinez, a native of Mora, received her doctorate degree in educational leadership in the December graduation. Her dissertation was the study of bilingual education at the high school level. To garner the information for her dissertation she spent hours interviewing staff members, parents and students.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Jan. 24, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    1 p.m. — Homecoming Parade
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Clayton, homecoming game, junior varsity and varsity
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Clayton homecoming, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    7 p.m. to midnight — Benefit Dance and Silent Auction for Greg Medina, $10 per person and $15 for couple, VFW Post 1131 in Mora
    Tuesday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Santa Fe Prep, away, junior varsity and varsity

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Squatters strained relations in Morphy Canyon
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  • In Brief - Education - Jan. 24, 2014

    The Associated Press

    WNMU facing layoffs, cuts
    ALBUQUERQUE — Western New Mexico University is facing layoffs, higher tuition and consolidation of classes amid a budget crunch.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the Silver City-based university plans to slash spending by 4 percent and eliminate less popular courses.

  • Cold temps force school closures

    The Associated Press

    DAYTON, Ohio — Ohio schools have canceled classes this week amid another round of extreme cold, pushing some past the number of days students are allowed to miss without having to attend makeup days at the end of the year.

    Like many other districts in Ohio, most schools in the Dayton region have reached their maximum number of five calamity days, the Dayton Daily News  reported. More than 15 schools in the region missed at least six days because of the weather.