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  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 9, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Economist in court: N.M. shorts the poor
    SANTA FE  — An economist is testifying that the state of New Mexico provides only a tiny financial boost to school districts with high percentages of children who live in poverty or are learning English as a second language.

    Public-finance economist Stephen Barro testified in state district court Thursday that the New Mexico’s per-student funding formula provides districts in impoverished areas with funding that is 2 percent or 3 percent above average.

  • Jail Log - July 9, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 30 and July 6:
    Angel Gutierrez, 34, failure to appear, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
    Alejandro Mollineda, 20, Failure to comply with conditions of probation, San Miguel District Court.
    Christina Herrera, 34, failure to appear.
    William Higgins, 54, probation violation; association; admitted to using drugs, Adult Probation. Ashley Aragon, 30, Possession of a controlled substance, Possession of marijuana, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

  • Woman arrested after drugs found

    A request granted by an officer during a recent traffic stop led to an arrest and a charge for possession of methamphetamine.

    During a July 1 traffic stop on Seventh Street, Las Vegas Police discovered a car was neither registered nor insured.

    After making arrangements to have the vehicle towed to an impound site, the contents of the vehicle were inventoried, leading to a discovery.

  • Weather - July 9, 2017

    Sunday

    HIGH 87°/ LOW 57°
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. West wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the morning.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:53 a.m. to 8:19 p.m.

    Monday

    HIGH 87° / LOW 57°
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
    Monday night — a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:54 a.m. to 8:18 p.m.

  • Johns Hopkins University grad
  • Senior Lunch Menu — July 9, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for July 10 to June 14.

    MONDAY
    Breakfast: Egg and cheese burrito with green chile and onion
    Lunch: Chicken fried steak with white gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, whole wheat bread, and pudding

    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Cereal, juice, and bagel with cream cheese
    Lunch: Baked fish fillets, wild rice, Brussels sprouts, dinner roll, and muffin

    WEDNESDAY

  • Noticias - July 9, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • First Born program provides services to families in San Miguel and Mora counties. It is a free and confidential home visiting program. To learn more about the program, or to schedule an informational visit, call 454-1343.

  • Que Pasa - July 9, 2017

    7.9.2017
    SUNDAY

    July 9, 16, 23 and 30
    Meadow City Academy of Music
    presents Flamenco Lessons at the Palms Ballroom with teacher Emmy Grimm of Emi Arte Flamenco. Register for Flamenco classes at Las Vegas Arts Council Gallery at 140 Bridge St. in Las Vegas. Two classes will take place — one for 6- to 12-year-olds at 2 p.m., followed by a 3 p.m. class for ages 13 and older. For more information, call 425-1085.

    Upcoming & Ongoing

    July 20

  • NMSP chief, do your job

    The following editorial appeared recently in the Rio Grande Sun newspaper, which serves the Española area.

    Full disclosure: New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas is not one of our favorite people. He lords over a clandestine organization that spends an enormous amount of time, money and other resources to keep information from the public.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 9, 2017