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Today's News

  • Rape charges dismissed on SF man

    SANTA FE (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping and raping a woman after he escaped from a Santa Fe state police station in 2010 has been freed after the most serious charges were dropped.

    Prosecutors dropped rape and kidnapping charges against Daniel J. Martinez after prosecutors admitted they lacked evidence and had problems with the main witness.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 31, 2011

    In 1911

    Tuesday, Oct. 31 — Judge Clarence J. Roberts of Raton is here on court business for the Fourth Judicial District. He will spend the next several days hearing cases in chambers. Judge Roberts is a candidate for justice of the state supreme court on the Republican ticket. He received the largest vote of the three successful candidates at the recent state convention. His election on November 7 is an assured fact.

  • Looking Ahead - Oct. 31, 2011
  • Weather - Oct. 31, 2011

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 67. West wind 5-15 mph. Clear on Monday night, with a low around 37. West wind between 5-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 68. West wind 5-10 mph increasing to 15-20 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.Partly cloudy Tuesday night with a low around 36.

    Wednesday
    A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. A 10 percent chance of showers Wednesday night with a low around 28.

  • FYI - News

    City of Las Vegas utility customers can once again pay their bills at City Hall. The payment center at City Hall, 1700 North Grand, has re-opened and will be accepting payments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, though it will be closed during the lunch hour. The payment center is for payments only. Payments can still be made. at the Utility Department on 12th Street from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including through the lunch hour.

  • Wedding bells
  • Late-season elk licenses available on Nov. 2

    Submitted to the Optic

    Two hundred seventy-five late-season archery elk hunting licenses will be available Nov. 2 in a first-come, first-served sale on the Department of Game and Fish website.

    Only hunters who did not hold a 2011-12 elk license are eligible to purchase the late-season licenses, which will be available only on the Department website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us. Hunters of all ages can purchase licenses beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 2.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 31, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Toy Story; Move Out!” by Apple Jordan and the character theme is “Woody and Buzz.” The theme for the month is “Popular Characters.”All programs are free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Noticias - Oct. 31, 2011

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

    • The Las Vegas / San Miguel County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting entries for the Electric Light Parade, the theme is “Christmas in Candyland.” Organizations that would like their events to be included in the Chamber Holiday Poster and Newsletter are asked to submit their program as soon as possible.  Parade float applications, event submission forms and volunteer sign up roster are at the Chamber of Commerce 1224 Railroad Ave. 425-8631.

  • Have a safe Halloween

    It’s that time again — a single evening of fun for the whole family, a night of trick-or-treating and handing out candy to cute little kids and older people who, at least for one night, just don’t want to be grown up.

    It’s a great tradition — one that shouldn’t be cut short by an unnecessary accident.

    Here are two words to keep in mind as you and your children enjoy the evening: supervision and observation.