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Today's News

  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas is in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.

  • HU teams help beautify city

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University soccer and football teams turned out in force April 30 to paint warehouses on 12th Street as part of the third MainStreet de Las Vegas Façade Squad project.

    Cindy Collins, executive director for MainStreet, said the Façade Squad works to revitalize downtown commercial buildings to attract more local customers and visitors. The Façade Squad also works to preserve the history and culture of Las Vegas and build community pride.

  • Que Pasa - May 4, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 4 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. This week’s theme is “Mother’s Day Celebration,” the book is “Eloise’s Mother’s Day Surprise” by Lisa McClatchy and the craft is “For Mom: A Message of Growing Love.”

    UPCOMING & ONGOINGEL PORVENIR

  • Noticias - May 4, 2011

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

  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

    Child dies of accident injuries

    DEMING — Luna County sheriff’s deputies say a 4-year-old Deming boy was fatally injured when a pickup truck moved as he was playing between the rear of the truck and a hydraulic utility trailer hooked to it.

  • Broker hired to sell state jet

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez vowed to get rid of the state’s executive jet plane, and now she will have help from a Colorado-based aviation broker with international reach.
    The state General Services Department announced Tuesday that it awarded a contract to Wetzel Aviation Inc. to sell the Cessna Citation Bravo.

    Selling the seven-seat plane has been a priority of Martinez since she took office in January.

  • State gets $7M in tax program

    By Barry Massey
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Individuals and businesses participating in a tax amnesty program owe New Mexico nearly $15 million and almost half of that already has been collected by the state, according to the Taxation and Revenue Department.

    Revenues from the program are expected to increase because the state is continuing to process about 3,600 cases.
    The tax amnesty program was offered last year to allow taxpayers to pay their unreported taxes

  • Pivotal moment

    So here we are, in the aftermath of Osama bin Laden’s assassination. It’s a historic moment of great consequence — not for the “closure” it brings to the families of those killed on Sept. 11, 2001, but for the pivot in our war against terrorism. To have killed the mastermind of the worst terrorist attacks on U.S. soil — a death that came 10 years later, after a search that led us into two wars — means that we are at a turning point. Which way we’ll turn, however, or even if we’ll turn, remains an open question.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 4, 2011
  • Work of Art: Show us your hairline, Trump

    Birther. It must be awful to be identified by only one term: birther.

    By definition, a birther ought to be 1) someone who creates birth, 2) someone who bears a child, 3) someone like a midwife who catches babies, 4) a bad speller who offers choice sleeping accommodations to another on a Pullman train, or 5) the male child of another bad-spelling mom who expected a girl, whom she would have named Bertha.