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Today's News

  • Jail Log - Jan. 17, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 5 and Jan. 12:
    Gary Romero, 40, battery
    Roger Romero, 52, 30-day commitment
    Samantha Martinez, 29, failure to comply with conditions of probation
    Ryan Lucero, 22, eight-day sanction
    Miguel Martinez, 64, person under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, traffic offense, driving on suspended/revoked license
    Greg Martinez, 27, positive UA
    Juan Gutierrez, 28, hold for court, failure to pay fines, failure to appear

  • LANL Foundation chair to head grantmakers association

    Submitted to the Optic

    Susan Herrera, CEO of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, has been elected chair of the Board of the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers.

    The association serves foundations and private philanthropists throughout New Mexico. It hosted a conference “Finding Common Ground: Joining Together to Improve New Mexico” late last year at Tamaya Resort for grantmakers and nonprofits. The conference was partially funded by a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

  • Noticias - Jan. 17, 2014

    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.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 17, 2014

    MONDAY LUNES
    • The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
    • City of Las Vegas Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All routes both commercial and residential will run as scheduled, but the transfer station/recycling center will be closed. For more information, call 426-3217.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 17, 2014

    THUMBS DOWN! ANOTHER SCHOOL SHOOTING
    The school shooting in Roswell on Tuesday is another sad reminder that tragedy can strike anywhere and at any time. Police say that a 12-year-old boy opened fire at a Roswell middle school. A boy was shot in the face while a girl was shot in the arm. Our prayers go out to those in Roswell personally affected.

    THUMBS UP! GOOD PUBLICITY

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 17, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Tensions rise at HU — Gov. Cargo intercedes

    The atmosphere at Highlands University had grown somber and tense in the week following the appointment of Charles Graham as university president on May 19 1970. Students continued their protests, staging several campus rallies and marching through university buildings, including Burris Hall and the Rodgers administration building.

  • Editorial Roundup - Jan. 17, 2014

    Green Bay Press-Gazette on protect yourself against data breaches (Jan. 14):
    The phrase “buyer beware” takes a whole new meaning given the recent data breaches at large retailers
    The phrase is applicable to those who use credit card for their purchases as hackers apparently are moving from attacking the financial services industry to retailers.
    “There will be a wave of attacks on the retail industry throughout the year. The Target hack exposed how vulnerable the industry is,” David Kennedy, founder of TrustedSec, told USA TODAY.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Jan. 17, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Spending bill goes to Obama

    By Alan Fram
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Drained of much of its vitriol over the budget, Congress is poised to adopt a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown.

    The Democratic-controlled Senate planned to give final congressional approval to the immense spending measure, possibly as early as Thursday.