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Today's News

  • A new semester
  • Lawmakers kick off 30-day session

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez adopted a new strategy as she prepared for the start of the Legislature’s 30-day session.

    Lawmakers returned to work at noon Tuesday and the governor outlined her agenda in a “state of the state” speech to a joint session of the House and Senate shortly after the Legislature convened.

  • Man nabbed twice for DWI in 1 week

    A Las Vegas man arrested Jan. 4 on his fifth drunken driving charge was arrested again just two days later on his sixth DWI.

    Jerry Rudolph, 43, whose address in court documents is listed as being on Rudolph Drive, was also charged with breaking and entering, a fourth-degree felony. He was being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash only bond.

  • Judge adopts Senate redistricting plan

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A New Mexico district judge on Monday adopted a bipartisan plan for revamping the boundaries of state Senate districts.

    Under the plan, two Republican incumbents in southeastern New Mexico will be paired in the same district. The plan also lumps together two Democratic incumbents in Albuquerque.

  • Looking Back - News - Jan. 18, 2012

    In 1935

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 18, 2012

    Story Time at Carnegie every Wednesday

    Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., every Wednesday in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “One Winter’s Day” by M. Christina Butler. The theme for the month is “It’s Snow Time!” Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Jan. 18, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. West wind around 15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. West wind around 15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 10-15 mph.  Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 54.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 18, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “One Winter’s Day” by M. Christina Butler. The theme for the month is “It’s Snow Time!” All programs are free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR

  • Noticias - Jan. 18, 2012

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

    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.

    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.

  • Benchmarks for progress

    The No Child Left Behind initiative, started in George W. Bush’s first term, had its strengths. It gave needed emphasis to the fact that every child, no matter how disadvantaged, deserves a good education, and that our public schools cannot leave behind a few for the sake of the many.