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Today's News

  • Mental health shake-up upsets some parents

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A Santa Fe father appealed to lawmakers on Tuesday for help in obtaining behavioral health services that he said have been disrupted because the state froze Medicaid payments to mental health providers.

    Hashem Faidi, a state Department of Transportation engineer, told a legislative panel that his two autistic sons no longer receive behavioral management services after school and during holidays.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 8, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 30 and Nov. 5:
     
    Christopher Sanchez, 37, violation of restraining order
    Santana Padilla, 35, failure to comply with conditions of release
    Reyes Tijerina, 33, possession of controlled substance (crystal meth), bringing in contraband to a facility, failure to appear, bench warrant SM Mag.
    Elmer Sanchez, 27, 90-day commitment

  • Looking Back - Nov. 8, 2013

    In 1963

    Wednesday, Nov. 13 — “Jury Room,” an all-school play for Robertson High School, will be presented Friday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Cast members are Donna Bottorff, Judy Hoch, Nat Kearns, Kay Craig, Paul Bunker, Jimmy Terr, Ann Tinker and Lewis Terr. Students assisting in building flats for the stage set are Lenora Gutierrez, Raymond Flores, Alice Cruz, Karen Roberts, Jan Ansley and Jim Mathieson. The play is being directed by Mrs. Betty Evetts, with Henry Owen as the student director.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 8, 2013

    Time change: Vegas Bowl is Saturday noon

    The annual showdown between the Robertson High Cardinals and the West Las Vegas Dons kicks off at noon Saturday at Cardinal Stadium. The game was moved up an hour and a half due to logistical concerns. For a preview of Saturday’s game and a look back at the storied Vegas Bowl, See page B1.

  • Weather - Nov. 8, 2013

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 67. West wind around 15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39. Northwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 35.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36.

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:30 a.m. to 4:59 p.m.

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  • Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ concert Sunday in Ilfeld Auditorium

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Highlands University Concert Choir presents Vivaldi’s Gloria at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. in Ilfeld Auditorium.

    Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice, Italy in 1678 and is a master composer of the baroque period. The soaring and joyful Gloria is Vivaldi’s 12-movement choral composition.

    The musical program also includes Vivaldi’s four-movement Credo, as well as The Bell Anthem by Henry Purcell, another baroque period composer.

  • Noticias - Nov. 8, 2013

    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 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 8, 2013

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Meadow City Camera Club has an exhibit of photographs in the El Fidel Restaurant until Friday, Dec. 6. Eight local photographers have taken “Points of Departure,” each seeing something unique. A reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at El Fidel Restaurant.

  • Gov rips Brooks over tweet

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has called out Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks over his social media remarks about Martinez’s education secretary, and Brooks has apologized.

    Brooks suggested in a Twitter comment Tuesday to a KOAT-TV reporter that Secretary Hannah Skandera “head for the livestock truck.”