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Today's News

  • Top paid lawmakers got nearly $21K

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The highest compensated member of the New Mexico Legislature collected nearly $21,000 last year under a system that provides no annual salary to lawmakers but grants them daily expense reimbursements.

    Sen. Richard Martinez, an Española Democrat, received $20,922 for last year’s legislative session and attending committee meetings during the year, according to information from the Department of Finance and Administration obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 11, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Feb. 12 — Prominent Las Vegas attorney and former New Mexico Supreme Court Justice W. Morris Shillinglaw Jr., age 53, died this morning at a local hospital following a brief illness. Shillinglaw was appointed to the State Supreme Court March 29, 1958 by Gov. Edwin L. Mechem. He was a practicing attorney, a  member of the San Miguel County, New Mexico State and the American Bar Association, and had served as attorney for the city of Las Vegas.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 11, 2013

    Shrove Pancake Supper is Tuesday
    The Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. this Tuesday at St. Paul’s Peace Church. Tickets are $6 adults and $3 children 12 and younger. All-you-can-eat pancakes, ham and drinks. For more information, call 425-8479.

  • Weather - Feb. 11, 2013

    Monday
    Scattered snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Southeast wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Scattered snow showers at night. Cloudy, with a low around 13. West wind 10-15 mph, becoming northeast in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

    Tuesday
    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming west in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 14.

    Wednesday

  • Rocking good time
  • Que Pasa - Feb. 11, 2013

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Welcome Reception for Kathleen Cahill, new CEO of Alta Vista Regional Hospital, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Alta Vista dining room.
    • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at St. Paul’s Peace Church. Tickets are $6 adults and $3 children 12 and younger. All you can eat pancakes, ham and drink. For more information, call 425-8479.

  • Luna’s YouthBuild program seeks participants

    By Eddie King
    LCC YouthBuild Program Director

    Luna Community College’s new program, YouthBuild, is seeking participants for the program. The program is a successful alternative education program. It assists local area youth ages 16 to 24 obtain their GED and pursue post-secondary education. Program participants will also learn construction industry-related job skills by renovating or building affordable housing in our community.

  • Noticias - Feb. 11, 2013

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

  • The latest outrage

    The nearly four-year-old Clayton Jay Quintana case has been, for many, one outrage after another. The latest is that even though he’s a convicted sex offender, and has to register as one, the law exempts him from having his name, photo and other information on the state’s sex offender website.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 11, 2013