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Today's News

  • Search for pot violated rights

    The Associated Press

    A court ruling says a police search that found 14 marijuana plants on a man’s property in a remote area of northern New Mexico violated his privacy rights.

    The state Court of Appeals’ ruling says that’s because authorities didn’t have a warrant to conduct an aerial flyover that prompted the search.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the ruling cites prior New Mexico court decisions and says privacy protections apply to targeted, warrantless police aerial surveillance.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 22, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, Jan. 23 — While on routine patrol about 1 a.m. yesterday City Patrolman Eddie Ludi noticed a bright orange light behind the Town House Motel. He investigated and found a shed and the rear part of the house on fire. He checked to see if the house was occupied and when he didn’t receive an answer to his knock on the door, he forced the door open. Inside the house Ludi found four occupants, who were asleep. They were awakened and left the house.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 22, 2014

    The Literacy Council of Northern New Mexico is asking for short story writings to be displayed at the Literacy Fair this Saturday. Everyone is invited to submit a short story of four letter size pages or less with a 10-point font. All adult, high school, middle school and elementary writers will be recognized. Submissions may be mailed to The Literacy Council, P.O. Box 481, Las Vegas, N.M., 87701. All entries must be received by today (Wednesday).

  • Weather - Jan. 22, 2014

    Wednesday
    Increasing clouds, with a high near 46. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Wind chill values as low as -3. East wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 23. East wind around 15 mph. A 20 percent chance of snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 27.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 22, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “I’m the Best” by Lucy Cousins. Free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - Jan. 22, 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.

  • Dam project is critical

    The city of Las Vegas received some good news last week with the announcement by the state Environment Department that Las Vegas is being included in the department’s water and waste water capital outlay request.

    Specifically, the agency is seeking $1.95 million to fund the expansion of the city’s effluent water reuse system. The agency is seeking an additional $1.9 million to fix the city’s old water distribution lines.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 22, 2014
  • Work of Art - ‘Whatever’ wins again

    It seems as if we’ll be stuck with it forever. A poll of 1,173 adults, conducted by researchers at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., discovered that the word “whatever,” has — for the fifth straight year — secured the title as the most annoying word in conversation.

  • Taking the fifth - WLV teams dominate on Saturday

    ALBUQUERQUE — It was their day in court, and both of West Las Vegas High’s varsity basketball teams pleaded the fifth on Saturday.

    The Lady Dons gradually outplayed Socorro in a 57-43 win, and then the Dons closed with a strong three quarters following a tight first period in a 63-34 rout of Bloomfield. Both games came in the consolation finals of the Hope Christian Invitational, giving West Las Vegas twin fifth-place trophies to take home.