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Today's News

  • In Brief

    Gila Cliff Dwellings reopen

    SILVER CITY — The Gila Cliff Dwellings has reopened to the public.
    The park announced Wednesday that it was reopening after workers finished repairs to the West Fork Bridge, which was damaged in a flood. The reopening, which was originally planned for December, was delayed because of inclement weather conditions.

  • Plan offered in redistricting

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — Two Republican incumbents are lumped together in the same southeastern New Mexico district under a new bipartisan plan for revamping the boundaries of state Senate districts.
    Gov. Susana Martinez and other Republicans along with groups of Democrats and Native Americans outlined the plan Wednesday to a state district court judge, who will decide how to realign districts for population changes during the past decade.

  • Fort Union Monument to waive entrance fees

    Submitted to the Optic

  • Annual sustainable home tour set for Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic
    Sustainable Las Vegas wants to give residents ideas about how to save money and conserve natural resources by improving their homes.
    SLV’s fourth annual Sustainable Homes Tour features local homes that provide examples of how electrical and heating bills can be reduced or eliminated by using the energy of the sun as well as various conservation measures.
    The SLV’s homes tour is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Las Vegas Arts Council building, 140 Bridge St.

  • Que Pasa — Jan. 13, 2012

    SATURDAYSÁBADO

  • Noticias — Jan. 13, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.
    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.

  • Thumbs

    IMPRESSIVE TURNOUT. Seventeen people filed on Tuesday for three Las Vegas municipal seats, making it the largest slate of candidates for so few openings at least in recent memory. Nine people filed to run for mayor — the first four-year term for that position, if the new charter holds up, while two filed for the Ward 2 council and six others for Ward 3.

  • Nuestra Historia

    By Jesus Lopez

  • Six area teams among top-rated

    Area basketball teams have been rising in the polls, and the latest New Mexico High School Coaches Association rankings have several in the top 10.
    The organization released its poll on Wednesday.
    • In Class 2A girls’ hoops, the Mora Rangerettes are the No. 2 team in the state. The squad trails only Texico (121 total points and six first-place votes for the Wolverines); Mora garnered 114 points and five first-place votes from coaches statewide.
    Under the direction of coach Mark Cassidy, the Rangerettes have racked up a 12-0 record as of Wednesday.

  • Cowboy wrestlers top Wayland to win first dual

    Las Vegas Optic
    A couple of home-grown New Mexico wrestlers proved key in helping New Mexico Highlands collect its first dual meet victory of the season this past Sunday.
    Highlands defeated Wayland Baptist (Texas) 32-18 in front of a crowd at Albuquerque’s La Cueva High School.
    The Cowboys tallied three pins and one technical fall. Two of the team’s six wins were scored by New Mexico natives — former Santa Fe High standout Travis Saxon and Moriarty native and Gadsden High grad Chris Apodaca.