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Today's News

  • City may not support tax hike

    With early voting already under way, the city of Las Vegas and San Miguel County appear headed for a showdown over the county’s proposed tax.

    The County Commission voted in August to place a measure on the ballot asking voters to approve a one-fourth of 1 percent increase in the sales tax to pay for a centralized emergency communications center and for ambulance and behavioral health services. The tax would cost consumers an additional 25 cents for $100 in purchases and generate an estimated $870,000 a year.

  • 2 plan to run for Mora board

    Two Mora parents have announced that they are planning to run for the school board there during next year’s election, saying it’s time the board began focusing on what’s best for students.

    Victoria Lovato and Shelley Rains have been among the parents demanding change at the school district. Among their concerns is that the board majority generally backed outgoing Superintendent Thomas Garcia at what many have said was the expense of the district’s students and staff.

  • In Brief - News - Oct. 15, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Court takes on voting case
    SANTA FE  — The state Supreme Court wants more information about a lawsuit seeking to restore a straight party ticket voting option.
    The court on Friday ordered the secretary of state to submit a written response to the lawsuit, which was filed Thursday by the state Democratic Party.

  • Skydiver lands safely after 24-mile leap

    By Juan Carlos Llorca
    The Associated Press
    ROSWELL — Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed safely on Earth after a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere in a dramatic, daring feat that may also have marked the world’s first supersonic skydive.
    Baumgartner came down in the eastern New Mexico desert minutes after jumping from his capsule 28,000 feet, or 24 miles, above Earth. He lifted his arms in victory shortly after landing, sending off loud cheers from onlookers and friends inside the mission’s control center in Roswell.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 15, 2012

    In 1962
    Tuesday, Oct. 16 — Laudente T. Quintana has been appointed to serve as Postmaster at Wagon Mound and has received his commission certifying his appointment, signed by President Kennedy and Postmaster Day, has been delivered to him after confirmation of his appointment by Congres. Quintana has been serving as postmaster’s clerk for several months with Mrs. Gus Lopez acting postmaster.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 15, 2012

    Alta Vista hosting open house

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital is hosting a free Healthy Woman “Open House & Doc Talk,” beginning at noon on Friday at the Rio Vista OB-GYN clinic reception area, 108 Legion Drive, Suite D. Dr. Chawki Nahabet, obstetrician and gynecologist will present on “Understanding Breast Cancer Risks & Treatments.” Free.

  • Weather - Oct. 15, 2012

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 73. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon.  Mostly clear at night, with a low around 42. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon.  Mostly clear at night, with a low around 45.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 71. Mostly clear at mogjt, with a low around 34.
     

  • Ortega appointed to position at Florida property company

    Submitted ot the Optic
    Ben Ortega, son of Ben and Bernice Ortega of Rociada, has been appointed to senior vice president and Lead Project Manager of Development at Penn-Florida Companies.
    His real estate development career spans nearly 30 years, and he is an expert in managing class “A” multifamily projects from the initial planning stage to final product delivery.  

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 15, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Public hearing regarding fracking in San Miguel County, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 at the NMHU Student Center.

    TUESDAY MARTES

  • Noticias - Oct. 15, 2012

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