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Today's News

  • Playing Santa - Police deliver gifts, food to needy

    Normally when one encounters a police officer it is during an emergency type of situation, but for some children recent visits from officers brought them much needed Christmas joy. On Sunday, several officers of the Las Vegas Police Department along with volunteers spent roughly 10 hours delivering several thousands worth of toys to children around Las Vegas.

    Along with the toys, they also delivered food baskets to families in need during the holiday time. Las Vegas Police Officers Association vice-president and LVPD Sgt. Michael Lopez coordinated the event.

  • City receives 2 grants

    The city of Las Vegas has obtained a grant that will enable it to hire 23 youths and three supervisors to work on the Riverwalk.

    The $148,791 Fiscal Year 2015 grant was awarded by the state Youth Conservation Corps. The city obtained another $50,000 grant from the New Mexico Finance Authority to conduct a feasibility study on a proposed Family Fun Center in the Las Vegas area.

    The city announced the grants late last week in a news release.

  • Toys for Tots
  • Officer shortage handicapping law enforcement

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Police departments and sheriffs’ offices across New Mexico are battling shortages of officers and deputies amid retirements, low pay and a lack of qualified applicants.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 25, 2013

    In 1963

    Friday, Dec. 20 — In recognition of her outstanding work in the field of education in New Mexico, Mrs. J.M. Valdez was chosen Teacher of the Year for 1963-64 by the Wagon Mound Educational Association. The selection was based on the achievements of Mrs. Valdez in varied areas of service. Her role as wife and mother had been successfully combined with a teaching career, and she has still found time for civic duties and important community interests.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 25, 2013

    Sobriety Ball
    Second Annual Sobriety Ball, 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Dec. 28 at El Burro Enterprise. Los Tropicales will provide musical entertainment for the evening. Donations are being sought for the event. To donate or for more information, call 505-617-5846 or 425-2687.
     

  • Weather - Dec. 25, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 40. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 20.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 47. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 51. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 27.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 53.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:08 a.m. to 4:54 p.m.

  • Offices, schools and banks closing for Christmas

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday.

  • Helping out
  • Noticias - Dec. 25, 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 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.