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Today's News

  • Senator wants to ax pocket vetoes

    The Associated Press

    A state lawmaker wants to change the New Mexico Constitution to prohibit governors from killing legislation without explanation.

    Sen. Jacob Candelaria. D-Albuquerque, has introduced the proposal ahead of next month’s legislative session to do away with so-called pocket vetoes, the Albuquerque Journal reported Monday. Pocket vetoes occur when bills approved by lawmakers die because the governor fails to sign or veto them.

  • Gay marriage, weather top state headlines in 2013

    By Jeri Clausing and Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Jan. 1, 2014

    The Associated Press

    2 Young women killed in Rio Rancho wreck ID’d

    RIO RANCHO — Rio Rancho police have identified two young women killed in a two-vehicle collision at an intersection over the weekend.
    Police say 21-year-old Audree Jones was driving one of the vehicles involved in the collision Saturday and that 22-year-old Dakota Chino was a passenger in the same vehicle.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 1, 2014

    In 1964

  • Weather - Jan. 1, 2014

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 22.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 45. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 25.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 50. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 27.

    Saturday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 49. A 20 percent chance of snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:10 a.m. to 4:59 p.m.

  • FYI - Jan. 1, 2014

    Candidate packets for the March 4th Municipal Election are available in the City Clerk’s Office.  Anyone interested in filing can pick up a packet containing all information to assist them in filing for candidacy.

  • Offices, schools and banks closing for New Years

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed in observance of the New Years holiday on Wednesday.

  • Noticias - Jan. 1, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 1, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Annual Polar Bear Plunge, noon on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at Storrie Lake State Park off Highway 518, north of Las Vegas. This year the park will charge the regular entrance fee to participate in the plunge that will take place promptly at noon.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • The Board of Trustees of the Tecolote Land Grant will meet at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 at the Tecolote Community Center in Tecolote. Heirs are urged to attend. For more information, call Joe I. Herrera at 575-427-1141.

  • Target licenses

    A Rio Rancho lawmaker wants to change state law so that students who are habitually cutting class could lose their driver’s licenses.

    The Albuquerque Journal reported Monday that State Sen. Craig Brandt has already filed a bill in advance of the legislative session that begins Jan. 21.

    Brandt told the newspaper he believes it’s time to hold teens who habitually play hookey responsible for their actions, saying, “They hold dear their driver’s license. Driving is a privilege, not a right. Being able to lose that privilege is huge.”