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  • Noticias - Jan. 18, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 18, 2013

    THUMBS UP! AND THEY’RE OFF. Consider this thumb the result of cautious optimism that the legislative session, which started this week, will be a productive one, with the governor keeping a tight grip on spending while lawmakers make good decisions that benefit New Mexicans. With Congress as an example of how not to govern, we’re hoping to see the betterment of the state trumping partisan politics —but that will be up to the players in Santa Fe.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 18, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia - A tale of two cities, thus far

    Our present series, “A Tale of Two Cities,” began in August 2012, and tells the uniquely fascinating story of how East and West Las Vegas existed side by side for almost a century, as separate and independent municipalities. As we explained early on, though separated only by a modest river, the evolution of the two cities was strikingly dissimilar, always accentuated by a stark racial divide.

  • Mora County Notebook - Mora VFW and Ladies have a busy weekend

    The Mora VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary had a busy weekend.

    On Saturday, the Mora VFW was host to the Dist. 5  meeting at the VFW Center in Mora.

    The ladies assisted them by decorating the tables with flags and flowers and serving lunch prepared by Commander Melvin Vigil’s family.

    More than 30 people attended. They came from Raton, Clayton and Mora. Cerro and Las Vegas were not represented. After the meal,  the comrades held their meeting, which included reports and plans for the future.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Jan. 18, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Robertson, home

    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers Middle School basketball vs. Dulce, away
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. Mesa Vista, junior varsity and varsity, home
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Mesa Vista, junior varsity and varsity, home

    Tuesday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. Robertson, junior varsity and varsity, away

    Friday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The dieting regimen back at the ranch

    Yes, winter has arrived in our mountains. The days are short, The temperature rarely gets to 40 degrees in the warmest part of the day, and it is cold to colder at night, often below zero. The folks who predicted a warm winter missed their mark I’d say. Global warming hasn’t hit here yet.

    I gave up on making New Year resolutions a long time ago.

  • BREAKING - Senate elects Mary Kay Papen as top-ranking leader

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The Senate has elected Democrat Mary Kay Papen of Las Cruces as its top-ranking leader, making her the first woman in more than 70 years to serve as president pro tem.

  • Apartments planned on Mills

    The city of Las Vegas Housing Authority is partnering with a Santa Fe non-profit organization on a project to build 60 affordable housing units across from the Mills Plaza Shopping Center.

    The construction of the Macario Gonzales Apartments hinges on whether Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority can secure low income housing tax credits from the state Mortgage Finance Authority through a competitive process. If Santa Fe Civic secures the tax credits, it would use them to attract an investor to finance the bulk of the project.

  • Plea deal reached in stabbing case

    The 24-year-old Las Vegas man arrested in June for allegedly stabbing three men at a house on the 2500 block of Hot Springs Boulevard has reached a plea agreement in the case.

    Walter Maes, whose address has previously been listed as the 400 block of Bernice Drive, pleaded guilty last week to three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, third-degree felonies, and to one count of tampering with evidence, a fourth-degree felony.