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Today's News

  • Incumbent loses in coop election

    Mora-San Miguel Electric Coop board member Mary Lou Roybal lost her Dist. 1 seat by a wide margin on Tuesday.

    Virginia Mondragon, a lifelong Mora resident who works in the homehealth industry, won the District 1 seat, garnering 298 votes, more than double the 109 votes received by Roybal.

  • Defense says branding was a prank

    The Associated Press

    AZTEC — A jury has been selected and will begin weighing evidence against one of three men charged with branding a man with a coat hanger.

    A defense attorney for 29-year-old William Hatch told jurors Wednesday in Aztec that his client got caught up in a prank that night and evidence will further show Hatch is not a criminal.

    Hatch and two others face charges of felony kidnapping, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and aggravated battery.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Monday, May 8 — Gov. William J. Mills has been invited to be guest of honor at the annual commencement of the New Mexico Normal University. Dr. Frank H.H. Roberts, president of the institution, today mailed the governor an invitation to attend the alumni dinner, which will be served at the Castaneda hotel Wednesday morning, May 31, and the commencement, which will occur on the following evening. Gov. Mills is a strong friend of the Normal and of education throughout New Mexico.

  • Looking Ahead

    Elks hosting Mother’s Day breakfast Sunday

    The Las Vegas Elks Lodge #408 will be holding a Mother’s Day Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. Mothers eat free and others pay $5 a plate. The breakfast will be held at 2305 Collins Drive.
     

  • Weather - May 6, 2011

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 43. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 45.

    Sunday
    Sunny and breezy, with a high near 80. Partly cloudy and breezy at night, with a low around 43.

  • FYI - News

    High over the Mojave Desert, the stubby-winged SpaceShipTwo bent itself into a near-right angle shape and plunged nearly straight downward for more than a minute before unfolding and gliding to a runway landing before an excited crowd, The Associated Press reported. The test flight Wednesday marked another milestone in Virgin Galactic's effort to be the first company to carry tourists into space.

  • Pakistan army wants cuts

    By Chris Brummitt
    Associated Press

    ISLAMABAD  — Pakistan’s army on Thursday called for cuts in the number of U.S. military personnel inside the country to protest the American commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and threatened to cut cooperation with Washington if it stages more unilateral raids on its territory.

  • Salazar endorses Latino museum

    By Brett Zongkera
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON  — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is endorsing a federal commission’s call to build a national museum devoted to American Latino art, history and culture next to the Capitol as part of the Smithsonian Institution.

  • CASA having unique fundraiser

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates Board of Directors is sponsoring a fundraiser called the “No Show Ball”.  

    The concept of the “No Show Ball” is that invitations are sent out to potential donors, and instead of spending money for fancy clothes and tickets, the invitees relax, stay home and make a generous contribution to CASA so that we can continue advocating for abused and neglected children who are living in foster care.

  • Store to have grand opening

    Submitted to the Optic

    Shoppers in Las Vegas have a new place to shop for everyday essentials.  

    Dollar General recently opened a new store at 1008 Mills Avenue and is hosting a grand opening celebration starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 7.

    At the grand opening event, customers will enjoy special deals and free prizes. The first 50 shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.