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Today's News

  • Judge adopts Senate redistricting plan

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A New Mexico district judge on Monday adopted a bipartisan plan for revamping the boundaries of state Senate districts.

    Under the plan, two Republican incumbents in southeastern New Mexico will be paired in the same district. The plan also lumps together two Democratic incumbents in Albuquerque.

  • Looking Back - News - Jan. 18, 2012

    In 1935

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 18, 2012

    Story Time at Carnegie every Wednesday

    Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., every Wednesday in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “One Winter’s Day” by M. Christina Butler. The theme for the month is “It’s Snow Time!” Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Jan. 18, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. West wind around 15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. West wind around 15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 10-15 mph.  Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 54.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 18, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “One Winter’s Day” by M. Christina Butler. The theme for the month is “It’s Snow Time!” All programs are free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR

  • Noticias - Jan. 18, 2012

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

    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.

    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.

  • Benchmarks for progress

    The No Child Left Behind initiative, started in George W. Bush’s first term, had its strengths. It gave needed emphasis to the fact that every child, no matter how disadvantaged, deserves a good education, and that our public schools cannot leave behind a few for the sake of the many.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 18, 2012
  • Work of Art - What grade did you get?

    At least we passed out a syllabus. Yes, the course outline  that we gave out on the first day of class explained what a student needed to do to pass the class.

    So, the students at least had some direction: In order to earn a certain grade in this class, thou shalt accomplish certain things. But that’s only part of the issue, as some believed that simply by performing various tasks they were guaranteed an “A.” The other part of the equation was how well they did the work.

  • Elway sticking with Tebow as starter

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Pro Football Writer

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — The debate over Tim Tebow’s worthiness as an NFL quarterback will undeniably continue in the offseason.

    What’s not in doubt is his status as the Denver Broncos’ starter.
    The team sought to curb the circus that’s sure to surround Tebow over the next several months by declaring him the incumbent at a season-ending news conference Monday.