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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Regent says HU has too many sites

    Legislative leaders have looked at state universities’ growing number of satellite campuses as a place to wield the budget ax.


    This week, a member of the Highlands University Board of Regents agreed that there are too many, calling the situation “ridiculous.”

  • Man charged with fifth DWI offense

    The state police have made another DWI arrest on Mountain View Drive.
    Damian J. Valdez, 25, 2401 Calle Dulce, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving with a revoked license and having an open container of alcohol. It was his fifth DWI offense, police said.
    Around 1:30 a.m. Oct. 16, state police Officer Shane Todd saw the driver of a Chevrolet truck fail to make a stop at Mountain View and East drives, reports state.