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Today's News

  • Mora sheriff should step aside

    Last week, the state police arrested a Mora County Sheriff’s Department transport officer who was found passed out drunk in his government vehicle along Interstate 25. His blood-alcohol level was .30, more than three times the state’s presumed level of intoxication.


    The department’s leader is ostensibly Sheriff Roy Cordova. But he is no longer the full-time sheriff. He recently got a full-time sheriff’s deputy’s job in Valencia County. So he’s working only part of the time in Mora County.

  • Work of Art: Don’t try this at home

    How many times have you been admonished: “Don’t try this at home”?           


    We read the notice most often on television, when someone demonstrates some kind of skill that might prove dangerous if someone goes ahead and attempts it, without proper supervision.        

  • Noticias-Nov. 3, 2010

    Submit your calendar items and notices to dgiuliani@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Community Art with Janet Stein-Romero and United World College students, an open studio, will be 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 2 at Blackbird Gallery on Bridge Street (on the corner on the west side of the bridge). Teens and younger youth (with parental supervision) are welcome. No experience with art is necessary.

  • Que Pasa-Nov. 3, 2010

    TODAYHOY
    • Story Time will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the children’s area at Carnegie Public Library. The theme will be “Celebrating Native American Culture.” The book will be “Brother Bear: Bear With Me” by Ann Rhiannon. The craft will be a beaded corn magnet. All programs are open to the public.

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  • Martinez gets big endorsement

    Las Vegas Democratic politico Jesus Lopez danced with a Republican on Saturday night — literally.


    In a surprise move, Lopez, a former local Democratic Party chairman, escorted Republican  gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez into the outside area of El Rialto Restaurant in Old Town.


    He and Martinez danced “La Marcha” together at a rally attended by hundreds.

  • HUD gives mixed signals on pot

    The federal housing agency is giving mixed signals about its policy for medical marijuana in subsidized housing.

    Recently, San Miguel County’s housing authority informed local medical marijuana user Robert Jones that it was revoking his federal housing subsidy known as Section 8, which helps low-income people. The authority cited Jones’ use of marijuana.

  • State hopes project done by year’s end

    Officials hope to get the Grand Avenue project completed by the end of the year.

    The state Transportation Department had planned to finish the work by October, but the utilities portion of the project has taken longer than expected, said David Trujillo, the state Department of Transportation’s local assistant district engineer.

    Heavy rains in August also delayed the work, he said.

    “We’ve been lucky with some good weather. Hopefully, it’ll hold,” Trujillo said. “Utilities have been what has been killing us on our schedule.”

  • Victory is hers

    Kaitlyn Hutchinson breezed to a District 2-3A girls’ cross country title and led the Robertson girls to a team championship on Saturday morning in Taos.

    Now, RHS coach Fabian Trujillo is eyeing what he hopes will be a top-three finish at the state meet Saturday in Rio Rancho.
    “We’ve got a good chance of placing in the top three,” Trujillo said. “Times alone, we should be top three.”

    The Lady Cardinals placed five in the top eight to capture the girls’ team title, beating runner-up West Las Vegas and host Taos. In the boys’ race, Taos won, followed by WLV and RHS.

  • Feds: County program troubled

    The federal government placed San Miguel County’s housing program in troubled status earlier this month.


    Such a sanction means the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development may transfer the county’s Section 8 housing voucher program to another agency.


    The program provides vouchers to help low-income people get housing.

  • Senior Profile: Astride healthful paths

    Doug Hughes is a medical doctor; Aileen Torres Hughes, a nurse. It sounds like the perfect combination, and perhaps it is, for singly and together, this couple has helped provide medical assistance for locals and for thousands of people in impoverished areas of the world.


    Theirs is not a hemmed-in or office occupation or preoccupation.


    The active lives of this medical couple reflect an incarnation of the term teleology — being directed toward an end or shaped by a purpose.