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Today's News

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Feb. 24, 2014

    The Associated Press
     

  • School shooting victim returns home

    The Associated Press
    ROSWELL — A 12-year-old boy who was seriously injured in a shooting at a Roswell school last month has returned home.
    The Roswell Daily Record reports that hundreds of people lined the city’s streets, cheered and held up signs Friday in support of Nathaniel Tavarez.
    The boy suffered wounds to his head and stomach in the Jan. 14 shooting at Berrendo Middle School.
    A seventh-grader is accused of taking a shotgun to school and opening fireon Tavarez and a 13-year-old girl.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 24, 2014

    In 1964
    Friday, Feb. 21 - Dr. Joseph Liggit, director of testing and guidance at Highlands University, stressed the need for adult education in Las Vegas at the meeting of the Las Vegas Education Association at Robertson High School Library Wednesday. According to figures released by the United States Office of Education in Washington, D.C., there is a national average of 31 percent of students who do not finish high school and who drop out between the ninth and 12th grades.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 24, 2014

    Landlord meetings this week
    A series of orientation sessions for current landlords of San Miguel County’s Section 8 housing program is scheduled for this week. All sessions will take place at the Commission Chambers, Suite 200, in the County Courthouse. Two sessions, scheduled for Tuesday, take place from 10 to 11:30 and from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday’s sessions will run from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sessions are also scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. For information, call Lawrence Sandoval at (575) 312-2158.

  • Weather - Feb. 24, 2014

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 28. West wind 5-15 mph becoming north after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Wednesday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:37 a.m. to 5:52 p.m.

  • Mustard Seed grant proposals sought

    Submitted to the Optic
    The First United Presbyterian Church (USA) of Las Vegas announced its sixteenth offering of Mustard Seed Grants recently. The grant was created in 1999 as a community outreach program to help fund special projects of various groups.  The programs or projects submitted must be new, innovative, goal-directed ideas that are consistent with the church mission statement, and needing seed money or one-time funding.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 24, 2014

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “I Want to Help!” by Diane Adams. Free and open to the public.

  • Gov should rethink choice

    We’re glad that Carl Foster has finally dropped his lawsuit against New Mexico Highlands University.

    But the timing of his decision reeks of political maneuvering and of an attempt on his part to silence criticism over Gov. Susana Martinez’s decision to appoint him to the Highlands Board of Regents. In our view, Foster is still a bad choice for the regents, and we’re glad that his confirmation stalled in the Senate Rules Committee.

    For anyone not familiar with the lawsuit, here’s the short version:

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 24, 2014
  • Just a Thought - Because of someone who came before you

    Have you ever stopped to wonder how much of your life is impacted because of someone who came before you?

    Individuals who have come before you have impacted your life in more ways than you can count.