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Today's News

  • State judge indicted

    The Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES — State District Court Judge Michael T. Murphy of Las Cruces has been indicted on bribery charges, authorities said.

    The Ninth Judicial District Attorney announced the indictment late Friday night, the Las Cruces Sun reported.

    A Dona Ana County grand jury indictment includes demanding or receiving a bribe; bribery of a public officer or employee; bribing, intimidating or retaliating against a witness; and criminal solicitation.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Will Rogers and Joe Wiggins, the self-confessed kidnapers of Baby Waldo Rogers, son of attorney and Mrs. A.T. Rogers Jr., who was stolen from the home of his parents in this city on March 29, last, and later returned on the payment of a ransom of $12,000, were brought to Las Vegas this afternoon at 2 o’clock from Santa Fe. The accused men were expected to be arraigned late this evening before Judge C.J. Roberts to plead to the indictments returned against them.

  • Looking Ahead

    City Council meeting Wednesday

    The Las Vegas City Council will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the city council chambers. A city Housing Commission meeting will precede the council meeting at 5:30 p.m., also at the city council chambers.

  • Weather - May 16, 2011

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy, with a calm wind becoming south 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 41. Breezy, with a south wind 20-25 mph, decreasing to 10-15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy and breezy at night, with a low around 41.

    Wednesday

  • FYI - News

    Due to severe dry conditions, fire restrictions have been implemented on the Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands in Mora, Colfax, Harding and Union counties. Among the restrictions: all fires are prohibited, smoking is only allowed within an enclosed vehicle or building and fireworks are banned. For more information call the Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands at 575-374-9652.

  • Final touches
  • Students receive scholarships

    By Margaret McKinney

    Highlands University

    Two New Mexico Highlands University archaeology graduate students received scholarships from the Archaeological Society of New Mexico that will help fund their groundbreaking thesis research.

    Jason Nevins and Aaron Roth are the first to conduct in-depth forensic anthropological studies of human remains from the Sangre de Cristo mountains of northeast New Mexico. The remains date from A.D. 800 times to the late 1800s.

    Both will use the latest forensic technology in their research.

  • Que Pasa - May 16, 2011

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Conservation District monthly board meeting, 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17 at the United States Forest Service at 1926 Seventh Street. For more information, call 425-9088.

  • Noticias - May 16, 2011

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

    • Luna Community College is offering enhanced college credit summer programs for high school students and 2011 graduating seniors. The programs will provide free tuition for up to eight credit hours, books and fees. Applications are available at the high school counseling offices and at the LCC Concurrent/Dual Credit office located in the technology building, room 114. For more information, call 454-5377 or 1-800-588-7232 ext. 175. Registration is on-going through June 10.

  • Water and the west side

    Let’s talk about some harsh realities. The first is about water, or the lack thereof. The second relates to the west side of town.