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Today's News

  • House approves $5.9 billion budget

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration will receive money to establish a merit pay system for teachers under a proposed state budget approved Thursday by the House despite objections from Democrats.

    The House approved the financial blueprint on a 53-16 vote on Thursday, and sent it to the Senate for consideration. Only Democrats voted against the bill.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 25, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 25, 2013

    ‘Bully’ documentary to be shown at Ilfeld
    The documentary “Bully” is showing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ilfeld Auditorium. It is rated PG, and the event is free and open to the public. It’s sponsored by New Mexico Highlands University’s Office of Campus Life.

  • Weather - Feb. 25, 2013

    Monday
    A 20 percent chance of snow before 11a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. North wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 17. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. West wind 10-20 mph. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 15.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:35 a.m. to 5:53 p.m.

  • Noticias - Feb. 25, 2013

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

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 25, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • The “Ban Fracking” Art Show and Poster Contest is showing until Feb. 26 at Traveler’s Café. Come view artwork from local children and adults on banning fracking in San Miguel County. Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

    TUESDAY MARTES

  • Posturing for power

    What’s behind the latest feud among Luna Community College board members? More than meets the surface.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 25, 2013
  • Editor's Note - Name dropping, Part 1

    One of the responsibilities I’ll miss most upon leaving the Optic is handling the letters to the editor. I’ve been doing it since I arrived here in October 2004.

    All that’s going to change soon, as I move on to new adventures and Martín Salazar starts doing double-duty as both interim general manager and managing editor.

  • Cowgirls RMAC track runners-up

    Fueled by winning individual performances in the long jump and indoor pentathlon, the New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team captured second place in this past weekend’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Championships.

    It’s the best team finish in program history under head coach Bob DeVries, who has overseen the team since its inception.