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Today's News

  • Woman peppers vehicle with bullets

    A Las Vegas woman upset with a man who was driving away in her truck pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots at the vehicle as it drove away on Mountain View Drive Sunday night, according to court documents.

    Mary Flores, 63, of the 400 block of Mountain View Drive, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center. She has been charged with shooting at or from a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony.

    The criminal complaint filed by city police states that her bond was set at $5,000 cash. No one appears to have been seriously injured in the shooting.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 30, 2011

    In 1911 Tuesday, Nov. 29 — At a recent meeting of the stockholders of the First National Bank of Las Vegas, the number of directors was increased from five to six and Mr. Stephen B. Davis, Jr., one of the large stockholders of the bank, was elected a director of that institution. Mr. Davis has long been recognized as one of the most prominent attorneys of New Mexico and his many friends in Las Vegas and throughout the state will be pleased to learn of his connection with the First National Bank.

  • Looking Ahead - Nov. 30, 2011

    Annual Luna luminaria tour Saturday

    Continuing more than a decade-long tradition, Luna Community College will host “La Noche de las Luminarias” from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Motorists will be able to tour the campus with a predetermined route beginning at the top gates. The event is free; however, non-perishable food items will be accepted for the needy.

  • Weather - Nov. 30, 2011

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 26. North wind around 10 mph.

    Thursday
    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Northeast wind 10- 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. A 30 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.  

    Friday

  • Correction - News - Nov. 20, 2011

    In its recent special section, Tradiciones, the Optic failed to credit Melissa Greene as the photographer for the cover shot of Plaza Park after a snowfall.

  • 25th Anniversary
  • Records workshop next week

    New Mexico Highlands University presents “Preserving Your Historical Records: An Archival Holdings Maintenance Workshop”from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave.

    The university’s Office of Research and Sponsored Projects and Donnelly Library are sponsoring the workshop.

    Participants will learn the basics of how to care for and store historical records.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 30, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Dora and The Unicorn King” by Ellie Seiss and the character theme is “Dora the Explorer” The theme for the month is “Popular Characters.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Heroes of adoption

    As November comes to a conclusion, so goes National Adoption Month, a time to highlight the need for children and youth in foster care to find permanent homes with loving adults. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, there are 107,000 young people in the U.S. waiting for such a home. A couple of weeks ago, however, there were six fewer kids in the system — thanks to the actions of a single man, an attorney in Farmington.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 30, 2011