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Today's News

  • Officials: NSA programs broke plots

    By Kimberly Dozier
    AP Intelligence Writer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. intelligence officials said Saturday that information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programs run by the National Security Agency thwarted potential terrorist plots in the U.S. and more than 20 other countries — and that gathered data is destroyed every five years.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 17, 2013

    In 1963

    Tuesday, June 18 — Mayor Frank Olmstead of the City of Las Vegas called a meeting of councilmen, news media, City officials, Town councilmen, a representative of the Chamber of Commerce and a representative of the New Mexico State Senate to discuss the merits of bringing natural gas into Las Vegas at an early opportunity. If natural gas is brought to Las Vegas by the San Marcol Company, it would be brought here with Maxwell, Springer, Wagon Mound, East and West Las Vegas co-operating, it was explained.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 17, 2013

    Eleven-sees at the Museum: Valmora
    Join Dorothy Simpson as she discusses the creative efforts of patients and staff at Valmora Sanatorium. The presentation, titled  Eleven-sees at the Museum: Valmora, A Place of Inspiration, will be at 11 a.m. this Saturday at the City of Las Vegas Museum.

  • Weather - June 17, 2013

    Monday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Northeast wind 5-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

  • Much needed moisture
  • Que Pasa - June 17, 2013

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Public Library is over for the year, but the Summer Reading Program will begin on Wednesday, June 19. Registration forms are available at the library.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Kudos to local schools

    In this day and age when 30 percent of New Mexico’s children are experiencing hunger, it’s reassuring to see that school districts in Las Vegas, Mora and Pecos are stepping up to the plate and offering free meals to kids during the summer months.

  • Another Perspective - Recall: An abuse of democracy

    The proposed “Recall” is a bad idea because it is expensive, unjustified and circumvents the will of the majority.

    Democracy has Spoken: The Majority has selected Mayor Ortiz three times in the past three years.

  • Train Robbers close in on division lead

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers’ success in a home-and-home series with Trinidad has paid off in the Pecos League standings.

    At 19-13, Las Vegas has closed to within one game of first place in the North Division. The Triggers, who enjoyed a four-game cushion just a few days back, now hold a tenuous lead at 18-12 overall.

  • Isotopes walk all over Memphis

    Submitted to the Optic

    Albuquerque (37-32) used a five-run eighth to defeat the Memphis Redbirds (35-35) 13-10 at Isotopes Park Saturday night.

    First baseman Brian Barden extended his hitting streak to 10 games with an RBI single in the fourth, matching the 2013 team high. He also scored a run, drove in two runs and drew two free passes as part of a 14-walk night for Albuquerque, establishing a new season mark.

    Rob Rasmussen made his first Triple-A start at home for the Isotopes, tossing four innings of six-run ball on five hits.