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Today's News

  • Tough loss
  • Plastic BBs fired at school bus

    Police are investigating an incident that occurred last week in which someone fired plastic BBs at a school bus with kids who were headed home.

    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said the incident occurred Wednesday afternoon near Legion Park Elementary School.

    No students were injured; the BBs struck the side of the bus.

    Montaño said there are no suspects at this time, although authorities do have a vehicle description. Police believe that an air BB gun was used, and they suspect that male teenagers were the ones who did it.

  • Lawmaker emails private under rule

    State lawmakers approved a rule last week that its sponsor says is meant to exempt legislators’ email and other documents from disclosure through the state’s open records law.

    House Concurrent Resolution 1, which was sponsored by House Minority Leader Donald Bratton, R-Hobbs, won final approval in the Senate shortly before midnight on Wednesday.

    Pete Campos, of Las Vegas, drew statewide attention for being the only senator to vote against the measure, which was opposed by the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.

  • Tax bill OK’d before adjournment

    By Barry Massey and Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers wrapped up their work Saturday by rushing through a last-minute package of business tax cuts supported by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to encourage economic development.

    By approving the tax measure, the Democratic-controlled Legislature averted a possible special session later this year. The governor said she would sign the tax cuts as well as a $5.9 billion state budget she previously had threatened to veto.

  • Looking Back - March 18, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 18, 2013

    Fiesta de la Hispanidad is this Saturday
    The 19th Annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad will take place this Saturday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 with ticket availability starting today across the street from Ilfeld from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Donna Martinez at 454-3238 for ticket information or Sara at 454-0438.

  • Weather - March 18, 2013

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 15-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 31. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, decreasing to 10-15 mph after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. West wind 5-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

    Wednesday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 57. A 10 percent chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:07 a.m. to 7:11 p.m.
     

  • Students of the Month - March 18, 2012
  • Noticias - March 18, 2013

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

  • Que Pasa - March 18, 2013

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Robertson High School Data Night, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the RHS Media Center Lecture Hall. For more information, call 454-5770.
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District monthly board meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the US Forest Service Bldg.  For more information, call 425-9088.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES