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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 8, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at RMAC tournament, TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Tennis
    • State tournaments TBA, Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at RMAC tournament, TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball

  • DA seeking adult penalty

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    The District Attorney’s office has filed notice of its intent to seek adult sanctions against the 17-year-old alleged driver involved in the April 6 rollover on Interstate-25 near his home in Tecolote that left two teens dead and several others injured.

  • Cinco de Mayo celebration
  • Egan wins Fulbright scholarship

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Andrew Egan, director of the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute at Highlands University, has been awarded his second Fulbright scholarship to conduct research and teaching in Nepal and will also soon be leaving the institute to become the dean of science faculty at Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada.

  • State to impose fire restrictions

    The Associated Press

    Fire danger is high across New Mexico, and state officials announced Friday that they will impose fire restrictions for all 33 counties starting this week.

    The restrictions will take effect Wednesday at 8 a.m. They will prohibit the use of fireworks, campfires and other open fires. Smoking will only be allowed in buildings, on paved surfaces or in vehicles with ashtrays.

    Officials said the restrictions will apply on all non-municipal, non-federal and non-tribal lands in New Mexico and will remain in effect until rescinded.

  • Luna wins Piñon award

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Las Vegas Optic

    Luna Community College was one of five entities and the only institution of higher learning to receive a Piñon Performance Excellent Award at the 2013 Quality New Mexico Learning Summit and New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards Ceremony late last month in Albuquerque.

    Quality New Mexico is a non-profit organization that engages in activities that seek to educate New Mexicans about quality and encourage and reward quality in business, education and other sectors.

  • Looking Back - May 6, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, May 8 — The Veterans of Foreign Wars will put luminous tape on all bicycles free Saturday if their owners will bring the bikes to the City Hall or Plaza Park at 1:30 p.m. The luminous tape is considered an important safety factor, and the VFW members feel that, perhaps, if all bike owners will take advantage of this project, chance of accident will be cut down since motorists will be able to see the bike at night.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 6, 2013

    Search and Rescue meeting set for Wednesday
    A Search and Rescue Meeting is planned for 6 p.m. this Wednesday at the new state police headquarters across from KFUN hill. New members are welcome.

  • Weather - May 6, 2013

    Monday
    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. South wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 42.

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. A 10 percent chance of showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.

  • Que Pasa - May 6, 2013

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Search and Rescue meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at the new State Police Headquarters across from KFUN hill (south). New members are welcome.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Eloise’s Mother’s Day Surprise” by Lisa McClatchy. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING