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Today's News

  • Voting guides removed from polling stations

    The Associated Press

    The League of Women Voters says Bernalillo County has ordered its voting guides removed from polling stations.

    League President Shelly Shepherd says the county clerk ordered the guides be taken away after Secretary of State Dianna Duran’s office said the law prohibiting campaigning and electioneering near polling places may apply to the publications.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 2, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 23 and Oct. 29:

  • Former Yankees pitcher slain at home

    The Associated Press

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Police in the Dominican Republic say former major league pitcher Pascual Perez has been killed during an apparent home invasion robbery.

    A statement from police in the Caribbean country reports that several individuals attacked Perez inside his home in a town west of the capital.

    He had been struck in the head but the cause of death has not yet been released. No suspects are in custody.

  • Fall Flight Festival at refuge each Nov. Sunday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, east of Las Vegas, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Sunday in November the Traditional Annual Fall Flight Festival featuring a 4-1/2 mile self-guided auto drive. This tour allows visitors to enjoy the  spaciousness of the short-grass prairie in areas of the refuge that are not open for general public use the rest of the year.

  • Concert Choir show Sunday with holiday favorites

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Highlands University Concert Choir will present a “Holiday Favorites” concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4 at Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    The concert choir will perform pieces such as Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Silent Night, and The First Noel, among other holiday favorites.

    Andre Garcia-Nuthmann, director of Highlands University’s choral program, will direct the concert.

    Lydia Madrick of the Santa Fe Symphony is the piano accompanist.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 2, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • The city of Las Vegas Museum’s Dia de los Muertos, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 at the museum. Watch Martha Johnsen create an ofrenda as she explains its meanings and the messages. This event is free and open to all ages. For information, contact Kristin Hsueh at 426-3204 or e-mail at khsueh@desertgate.com.

    SUNDAY DOMINGO

  • Noticias - Nov. 2, 2012

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

  • Gross receipts

    Proposals to raise area sales taxes are on San Miguel and Mora county ballots this Nov. 6, and while we think one of them is well worth a “yes” vote, we can’t quite bring ourselves to endorse the other.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 2, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - East Las Vegas claimed Highlands

    Plans are for Nuestra Historia to recount, in a latter series, the history of Highlands University, from its founding through the tumultuous times in the early 1970s, when the Hispanic community fought for and won its rightful place in the university’s governance.