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Today's News

  • Competition set for May - Robotics fascinate West students

    A pint-sized robot creeps across the floor, its wheels whirring noisily as it turns to navigate a path.

    Nearby, a couple of middle-schoolers watch intently, one of them chuckling.

    “What could you do to make it go faster?” asks an instructor.

    The student examines his machine, furrowing his brow slightly.

    Then it dawns on him — a slight modification to reduce resistance to the robot’s movement. There’s almost a grin, but this is, after all, serious business.

  • Gov to visit Las Vegas

    As promised, Gov. Susana Martinez will be in Las Vegas Tuesday to sign the capital outlay bill that sets aside $10 million for the city of Las Vegas’s Bradner Dam expansion project.

    The signing is scheduled to take place at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Plaza Park gazebo. However, in the event of inclement weather, the signing will be moved to the Council chambers at City Hall, 1700 North Grand Avenue.

  • Storms bring little drought relief

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A drought across New Mexico will like persist despite a spate of recent snow and rain.

    The latest U.S. Drought Monitor report indicates a few inches of snow that fell in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains last weekend still aren’t bringing the state’s water levels close to where they need to be, the New Mexican reported.

  • In Brief - Las Vegas - March 10, 2014

    City Schools seeking chief

    The Las Vegas City Schools district has begun to advertise for a new superintendent.
    Prospective applicants have until March 28 to apply for the job, according to a classified display ad placed in the Optic.
    Applications for the position are available online at www.cybercardinal.com
    The east-side district is currently being run by interim superintendent Lydia Flores.

  • Looking Back - March 10, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, March 9 — Father James T. Burke, 40, has been named pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows parish in West Las Vegas, succeeding Msgr. H.C. Lomme, who served the parish for many years. Msgr. Lomme has taken an extended leave of absence for medical help. His present plans are not quite fixed, according to Fr. Burke. He left Las Vegas Saturday.

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 10, 2014

    Educational Retirees meeting is today
    The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees March Meeting, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 10 at KBobs restaurant. The program will focus on reports of the 2014 Legislative Session and on the 2014 Association Budget. For more information, contact Tomás at 575-421-2455.
     

  • Weather - March 10, 2014

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming west 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36. West wind 15-20 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 15-20 mph, becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Blustery.

    Wednesday

  • Scholarship recipients
  • Que Pasa - March 10, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees March Meeting, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 10 at KBobs restaurant. The program will focus on reports of the 2014 Legislative Session and on the 2014 Association Budget. For more information, contact Tomás at 575-421-2455.

    WEDNESDAY MIÉRCOLES

  • More finger pointing

    It’s ironic that a spokesman for the state Human Services Department is crying foul over an audit commissioned by the state auditor’s office that casts the department in a bad light. Ironic because just eight months ago it was the Human Services Department using an audit that it commissioned to drag 15 behavioral health providers through the mud, effectively accusing those New Mexico businesses of fraud and other misdeeds.