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Today's News

  • Police make arrest in battery case

    A 74-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested last week on a warrant alleging that he wrecked into a woman’s vehicle four months ago and then hit her with his truck as she was photographing the truck’s license plate.

    Fernando J. Gallegos is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a third-degree felony, and with two misdemeanor counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving damage and failure to give immediate notice of an accident.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Aug. 21, 2013

    The Associated Press

    High court to hear pension case  

    LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Sept. 4 is scheduled to hear arguments on a suit in which retired school employees challenge the state’s reduction of cost-of-living adjustments to their pensions.
    The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the case centers on a law approved by the Legislature and Gov. Susana Martinez earlier this year.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 21, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 21, 2013

    Local Music from Angel Fire concert is Friday

    The annual Music from Angel Fire local concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $20.

  • Weather - Aug. 21, 2013

    Wednesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 5-15 mph.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

    Friday

  • UWC-USA seeks get-away program participants

    Submitted to the Optic

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 21, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Rooster’s Feather” by Annie Petersen and JR Kibby. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Noticias - August 21, 2013

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

    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: WalMart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Unemployed deserve better

    Workers throughout the state pay into a workers compensation fund so that, in the unfortunate event that they end up losing their jobs, they will have an unemployment check to fall back on.

    It’s one of those safety net programs critical for a society because it helps people who are down on their luck to continue buying groceries for their families and paying the rent while they search for new jobs.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 21, 2013