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Today's News

  • Noticias - April 29, 2011

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

    • Comedor de San Pascual is an outreach soup kitchen of the Methodist Church that operates Tuesday evenings at the Senior Center. Volunteer time is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Those interested in volunteering should contact Bonnie Bolton at 505-617-8471 or bblvnm@hotmail.com.

  • ‘Disney Magic’ show next week

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Performing Arts Club and the HU Singers present “Disney Magic” May 6 and 7 at 7 p.m., and May 8 at 3 p.m., in the university’s  Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    The two-hour choral production features a medley of songs from Beauty and the Beast, Hercules, Aladdin, and The Little Mermaid. Highlands’ students will take center stage for the roles, and also play active roles behind the scenes.

  • Settlement reached in water case

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Los Alamos National Laboratory and a coalition of community groups reached a settlement Wednesday in a legal battle over storm water runoff from the northern New Mexico lab.
    The deal stems from a 2008 complaint that alleged the lab violated its federal clean water permit and allowed storm water with contaminants from sites around the lab to run off in levels that exceeded standards. The lab disputed the claims.

  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

    Lack of parts slows investigation

    ALBUQUERQUE — The investigation into what caused a twin-engine plane carrying cocaine to crash into a lake in northern New Mexico is marked more by what authorities haven't found and won't say than by what is known.

    A preliminary report says the crash at Heron Lake was an accident and that the airplane was destroyed.

  • SynergyFest 2011 on Saturday

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! ECONOMIC SHOT IN THE ARM. The pending sale of the old Maloof building on Bridge Street could turn out to be a real plus for the overall development of the area — especially if the buyer, the Historic Kiva Theater Group, is able to incorporate the building into a triplex movie theater.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 29, 2011
  • Showing Mercy: Protecting all children

    April is a month that brings many joys for many. For me, it marks a very important part of my life — a lesson learned from the past.

    Recently, Gov. Susana Martinez proclaimed April as Child Abuse Awareness Month. The announcement brought a smile to my face and warmed my heart to the governor. Her simple action will bring more attention to the prevention of the child abuse epidemic that plagues our state. From toddler Leland a few months ago to baby Briana a few years ago, our state has been ill stricken by the tragedy of child abuse.

  • Keeping it Simple: Resilience

    My column this time around is about resilience — the resilience of people in this community. I was going to begin my article by noting a litany of unfortunate events which have plagued Las Vegas in recent years; however, two Optic editorials have already beat me to it.

  • Nuestra Historia - Eugenio, Las Gorras Blanca and the Constitution

    It was at the momentous constitutional convention of  1910 that Eugenio Romero again emerged as a strong voice to protect the rights of Hispanic New Mexicans.