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Today's News

  • Judge sides with clerk on home rule

    District Judge Abigail Aragon has handed San Miguel County a victory, rejecting a request that she order County Clerk Melanie Rivera to sign off on a home rule petition for the county.

  • Coming down
  • Jail Log - Oct. 11, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 26 and Oct. 8:
    Robert Saiz, 44, failure to report  
    Aaron Benavidez, 24, probation violation: positive UA  Adult Probation Office
    Katherine Lucero, 48, 3 day commitment
    Adolfo Olivas, 55, aggravated battery household member, shooting from a motor vehicle, tampering with evidence
    John Sanchez, 43, consuming alcohol, failure to report
    Michael Arguello, 48, driving on suspended revoked

  • Panel selects top public defender

    The Associated Press

    The managing attorney for a legal aid office in Albuquerque was selected Tuesday to run a newly independent state agency that provides legal representation to criminal defendants who can’t afford a lawyer.

    Jorge Alvarado was unanimously appointed chief public defender by an 11-member commission, which interviewed four other candidates for the position.

  • Boehner offering short-term debt extension

    By Andrew Taylor
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans would vote to extend the government’s ability to borrow money for six weeks — but only if President Barack Obama first agrees to fresh negotiations on spending cuts. Under the Republican plan, the partial government shutdown would continue.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 11, 2013

    Highlands variety show befit is Saturday

    Politics as Usual Benefit Variety Show is at 7 p.m. this Saturday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $10.
     

  • Weather - Oct. 11, 2013

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 61. West wind 10-15 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 35. West wind 5-15 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 61. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 42.

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 67.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:04 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Columbus Day closings

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed on Monday in observance of Columbus Day.

  • Noticias - Oct. 11, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps i 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.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 11, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • West Las Vegas High School Homecoming festivities, Green-and-gold day on Friday, Oct. 11 with parade line-up at noon and the parade at 1 p.m.
    • Make Me a Celebrity city concert registration takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 at Playerz Video Games at 1606 Seventh St. Open to middle, high and college students in Las Vegas. For more information, call 505-603-9225.