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Today's News

  • More UNM revelations surface

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico officials said Monday that $432,000 in skybox suite revenue from the university’s basketball arena has gone uncollected.

    Following the announcement, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas sent a letter to University of New Mexico Interim President Chaouki Abdallah on Tuesday, requesting records regarding the recent revelations of uncollected payments.

  • Area children prepare for Saturday’s show

    Roughly 60 children are in the middle of an intense week of rehearsals for their Saturday evening show as part of the annual visit from Missoula Children’s Theatre. This year’s production is “Aladdin,” which will hit the stage at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Ilfeld Auditorium.

    “It is hard, but fun,” said 14-year-old Evelyn Maestas during a rehearsal Monday, just hours after auditioning for a part in the production.

  • Police remained busy during Fiestas

    While there were not many disturbances among the crowd at Plaza Park during this year’s Fiestas de Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Police Department and other first responders remained fairly busy.

    According to LVPD Deputy Chief Ken  Jenkins, statistics show the department was active during the 129th annual celebration, which ran from June 30 to July 4.

    Jenkins said the street patrol had 320 calls for service, made 14 arrests, issued 26 traffic citations, responded to seven traffic accidents and issued three municipal citations during the five-day period.

  • Trump Jr. tweets email chain on Russia

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A music publicist who promised President Donald Trump’s eldest son damaging information on Hillary Clinton from the Russian government said he could send the information directly to Trump via his personal assistant.

    Donald Trump Jr. posted his emails with publicist Rob Goldstone on Twitter Tuesday. The emails with Goldstone show that Trump Jr. was told that the Russian government had information that could “incriminate” Clinton and her dealings with Russia.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 12, 2017

    The Associated Press

    UNM: $432K gap in skybox payments
    ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico officials say $432,000 in skybox suite revenue from the university’s basketball arena has gone uncollected.

    UNM officials made the disclosure during a news conference Monday after the university announced there were “inconsistencies” in contracts for arena suites and were instituting new controls and oversight of athletics department finances.

  • Weather - July 12, 2017

    Wednesday

    HIGH 89°/ LOW 56°
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:55 a.m. to 8:18 p.m.

    Thursday

    HIGH 83° / LOW 55°
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:56 a.m. to 8:17 p.m.

  • Noticias - July 12, 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 12, 2017

    7.12.2017
    WEDNESDAY

    10 a.m. to noon
    Friends Of The Las Vegas Carnegie Library presents the New Mexico Game and Fish Department as part of Carnegie Library’s Summer Reading Program. After the program there will be free lunches for the children. This program is sponsored by Southwest Capital Bank.

    Upcoming & Ongoing
    July 17

  • Breast cancer risks complex

    By Froma Harrop, award-winning columnist. She can be reached at fharrop@gmail.com.

    Many women obsess over their risk for breast cancer. That’s why news media flash blazing headlines whenever a study suggests a link between breast cancer and some “exposure.” That’s why television news shows that rarely spare even five minutes for science of existential importance to humankind find time for this.

    A new report cites evidence that drinking even one small glass of wine a day heightens a woman’s risk for breast cancer.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 12, 2017