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Today's News

  • Prosecutor will ask for judge’s arrest

    By JERI CLAUSING
    The Associated Press

    The prosecutor investigating allegations of judicial corruption in southern New Mexico said Wednesday he will seek the arrest of a Las Cruces judge indicted on bribery and intimidation charges.

    An affidavit seeking the arrest of District Judge Michael Murphy was filed after he was indicted last week, but all the local judges recused themselves.

  • Incumbents lose 2 co-op races

    Two of three incumbents fighting to hold onto their seats on the Mora-San Miguel Electric Co-op this month failed to get enough votes.

    Daniel Romero was the only incumbent who retained his seat. He got 58 votes to Marietta Esquibel’s 54 votes last week to retain his District 4 seat.

    In this week’s District 5 race, Diego Quintana defeated incumbent Robert Baca by eight votes. Quintana received 155 votes to Baca’s 147.

  • Lawmakers to review school finances

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE  — Public schools face a 2.8 percent reduction in state aid next year and lawmakers questioned Wednesday whether changes are needed in New Mexico’s financing formula to ensure districts receive their fair share of taxpayer dollars for education.

    The Legislative Finance Committee received preliminary budget estimates showing a $66 million reduction to schools in the fiscal year that starts July 1.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Friday, May 19 — As has been its custom for twenty-five years the E. Romero Hose and Fire company will observe Decoration day on Tuesday, May 30. The company has arranged to leave its station on Bridge Street in the afternoon at 2 o’clock and go to the cemeteries where it will decorate the graves of the departed members. With fitting ceremonies a handsome wreath will be placed on each grave. The E. Romero company invites other organizations to join in the observance of the day.

  • Looking Ahead

    Graffiti cleanup is Saturday

    Keep Las Vegas Beautiful is seeking volunteers to help with a graffiti cleanup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Riverwalk. Call Anita at 426-3216 for more information.

  • Weather - May 20, 2011

    Friday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 63. West wind 10-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 39. West wind 10-20 mph.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 43.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 77. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 44.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    5:54 a.m. to 8:01 p.m.
     

  • FYI

    Level III fire restrictions remain in place in San Miguel County. Under the restrictions, campfires, white gas stoves, open fires, controlled burning, charcoal grills and fireworks are prohibited. All Terrain vehicles without spark arresters and motorcycles and vehicles with catalytic converters are restricted to maintained roadways. Anyone found violating the restrictions could be fined up to $1,000.

  • FYI - News

    The Santa Fe National Forest is implementing fire restrictions, according to The Associated Press. The restrictions will not apply to the Chama River Canyon Wilderness, Dome Wilderness, Pecos Wilderness and San Pedro Parks Wilderness. Campfires will be limited to designated camp and picnic grounds with grills and fire rings. Smoking will be permitted only in vehicles or buildings or in developed recreation sites. Federally managed lands in the adjacent Manzano and Gallinas mountains are closed due to fire danger.

  • Restaurants pledge support

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Landmark Grill, the El Fidel Restaurant, Mary Ann’s Famous Burrito Kitchen and the Travelers Cafe have applied and been accepted into the Farm to Restaurant project, a local program which networks area farmers  and ranchers with Las Vegas restaurants.

  • Que Pasa - May 20, 2011

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING EL PORVENIR

    • Graffiti Cleanup, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 under the Riverwalk
    (Behind 12th Street / off Bridge Street). The Keep Las Vegas Beautiful group is seeking volunteers for this cleanup. For more information, call Anita at 426-3216.