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Today's News

  • Martinez: More than 1 million increase in annual N.M. visitors

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — About a million more trips were made to New Mexico in 2016 than the previous year, breaking another tourism record for the state, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday.

    Speaking to tourism officials in Albuquerque, the Republican governor said 34.4 million trips were taken in New Mexico last year and that surpassed the previous record set in 2015.

  • Hail to Mother Nature
  • Trump chides Russia, but doesn’t condemn election meddling

    By Darlene Superville and Ken Thomas
    The Associated Press

    WARSAW, Poland  — On the eve of his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to confront “new forms of aggression” targeting the West and called for Moscow to stop fomenting unrest around the world. Yet he pointedly stopped short of condemning Russia for meddling in the U.S. election.

  • Las Cruces lawmaker throws hat into ring

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Sen. Joseph Cervantes, a southern New Mexico Democrat in the state’s swing region, is jumping into the race for governor.

    The architect and Las Cruces attorney told The Associated Press that he will formally enter the race to seek the Democratic nomination for governor in a direct challenge to Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham and other Democrats wanting to succeed Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 7, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Fire continues near Socorro
    SOCORRO — Authorities say operations to burn vegetation in advance of a southern New Mexico wildfire will cause a significant increase in smoke.

    The fire is burning on state and federal land about 30 miles south of Socorro.

    It has burned 10.1 square miles (26.2 sq. kilometers) since being sparked by lightning on June 26 and officials say the planned burnout Tuesday of 2 square miles would help firefighters contain the fire in area of safe access for firefighters.

  • Flamenco lessons return to LV
  • Weather - July 7, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 88°/ LOW 56°
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:52 a.m. to 8:19 p.m.

    Saturday

  • Que Pasa - July 7, 2017

    7.9.2017
    SUNDAY

    July 9, 16, 23 and 30
    Meadow City Academy of Music
    presents Flamenco Lessons at the Palms Ballroom with teacher Emmy Grimm of Emi Arte Flamenco. Register for Flamenco classes at Las Vegas Arts Council Gallery at 140 Bridge St. in Las Vegas. Two classes will take place —one for 6- to 12-year-olds at 2 p.m., followed by a 3 p.m. class for ages 13 and older. For cost and more information, call 425-1085.

    Upcoming & Ongoing

  • Noticias - July 7, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • First Born program provides services to families in San Miguel and Mora counties. It is a free and confidential home visiting program. To learn more about the program, or to schedule an informational visit, call 454-1343.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - July 7, 2017

    THUMBS DOWN! WHY ALL THE SECRECY?