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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead

    Fort Union talk this Thursday

    Fort Union National Monument will hold its monthly “Glimpses of the Past” presentation focusing on the 3rd New Mexico Volunteer Infantry  at 7 p.m. Thursday at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St. The event is free.

  • Weather

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 77. Windy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, increasing to 30-35 mph. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 49. Windy, with a west wind 25-30 mph, decreasing to 15-20 mph. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Windy, with a west wind 25-35 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Partly cloudy and breezy at night, with a low around 36.

    Wednesday

  • FYI - News

    Former Gov. Gary Johnson plans to make what he calls a major announcement this week in New Hampshire, The Associated Press is reporting. Johnson has scheduled a news conference for Thursday on the steps of the New Hampshire State Capitol in Concord to discuss his plans for the 2012 election. Johnson has been mentioned as a possible Republican presidential candidate.

  • Law clears way for more state police applicants

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Legislation signed by Gov. Susana Martinez will open the door for more people, including young soldiers coming home from war and other assignments, to apply to become state police officers.

    Until now, New Mexico mandated that applicants have at least 30 hours of college credits to be hired by the agency, and they had to accumulate more credits on a schedule approved by the chief.

  • 13-year-old boy convicted of murdering woman

    The Associated Press

    PORTALES — A 13-year-old boy was found guilty of murder in the death of a 21-year-old Eastern New Mexico University student.

    The Roosevelt County jury returned guilty verdicts late Friday against the boy in the July 2010 death of Angel Vale.

    The boy was convicted on charges that included second-degree murder, aggravated burglary, tampering with evidence and larceny.

    He faces a maximum sentence of commitment in a Children, Youth and Families Department group facility until age 21.

  • Basic Training Graduate

    Submitted to the Optic

    Air Force Airman Arthur Vigil graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    He is the son of Joseph and Kathy Vigil of S. Pacific, Las Vegas.

  • UWC concert features Perich

    Submitted to the Optic

    In a crossover of music and art, United World College-USA presents Tristan Perich, performing his electronic magnum opus, 1-Bit Symphony at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22 in the Kluge Auditorium.
    Called both “high-brow” and “brilliant” by New York Magazine, Perich’s Symphony is an electronic composition in five movements, programmed onto a single microchip. Projections on five screens accompany the music, displaying Perich’s binary digital tapestries. The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Que Pasa - April 18, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • The Viles Scholarship Foundation announced that the deadline to apply for the Viles Scholarship has been extended to Monday, April 18. For applications or information, call LouElla Marr-Montoya at 425-7108 or 429-0508. Applications have been made available to the counselors at high schools.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES

  • Noticias - April 18, 2011

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

    • The Justin J. Roper Memorial Scholarship applications are available. The scholarship is open to West Las Vegas seniors. Applications are now available at the West Las Vegas High School counselor’s office. Application deadline is April 29.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 18, 2011