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Today's News

  • Fundraising being investigated

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A federal grand jury is investigating whether former Gov. Bill Richardson violated campaign finance laws during his unsuccessful bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination by raising money to settle a threatened lawsuit by a woman who worked in state government, the Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday.

    The Journal attributed its report to unnamed lawyers who said the grand jury has been hearing testimony in Albuquerque since at least September.

  • In Brief - News - Nov. 18, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    State OKs bond sales for projects
    SANTA FE — The state Board of Finance says it is netting a nearly historic low rate on bonds to finance almost $51 million in capital improvements across New Mexico.

    The board on Tuesday accepted bids from JP Morgan Securities that provide for a “true interest cost” of 1.68 percent on state bonds backed by severance tax revenues.

  • Regulators consider disclosure rule

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico oil and natural gas producers would be required to disclose the fluids used in hydraulic fracturing operations under a proposal pending before the state Oil Conservation Commission.

    A public hearing before the commission started Thursday in Santa Fe.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! POLITICAL WINDS SHIFT. Las Vegas City Council member Andrew Feldman is ready to hang it up. Fellow councilor Diane Moore is too. Neither will seek re-election next year, and Feldman, who announced last summer his intention to run for mayor, has decided not to run for that position either.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 18, 2011
  • Nuestra Historia - Highlands’ Eyring left office in his chair

    We conclude our myth, legend or fact series with the bizarre departure of a Highlands University president 60 years ago.

    On Nov. 23, 1951, the Highlands University board of regents fired university president Edward Eyring, who had served in that position since 1939. Eyring had apparently served well for more than a decade, but in the last year had become erratic, according to the board.

  • Forests to Faucets: Connecting the dots after the wildfires

    Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns by Egan.

    From the Track, the Pacheco Canyon and the Las Conchas fires in the northern part of the state to the Miller, Quail Ridge, and Ruidoso Downs fires in the state’s southern tier, New Mexico is emerging from its most severe wildfire season ever. Given prevailing climate patterns, it is generally believed that a season like the one we just experienced will be more the norm than an exception.  

  • Dancing queen
  • Que Pasa - Nov. 18, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • The Nat Gold Players presents Agnes of God, a drama, by John Pielmeier at 7 pm. on Friday, Nov. 18 and Sat., Nov. 19 and at 3 p.m. on Sun. Nov. 20 at the Plaza Hotel Ballroom. Tickets are GA $10, Sr $8, Students with ID $5, at Plaza Lobby Nov. 14 -18 10 am to 1 pm, from Jane Hyatt at 425-6182 or at the door. Advance ticket purchase recommended.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Noticias - Nov. 18, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.
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    • Las Vegas Cub Scouts Pack 60 has begun its annual popcorn sales. Cub Scouts is a nonprofit organization that uses the proceeds as a fundraiser. Cub Scouting promotes a boy’s character, citizenship and fitness in a positive and educational manner. To purchase popcorn or for more information, call Ida Sue at 617-0849.