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  • Noticias July 8, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    •If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

  • Que Pasa July 8, 2016

    7.8.2016
    FRIDAY
    All day
    The 31st Annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow will take place July 8 to 10. This celebration is a fun-filled weekend of Native American contemporary dance and songs; with a variety of Native arts and delicious foods. Admission- (includes camera/video fee) is $15 per person/per day, $20 per person/2 day pass, $25 per person/3 day pass. Children 10 and younger are free. Tickets only available at the gate during the pow-wow weekend. For more information, call 888-285-6344.

  • On the run

    Rudy Castellano will readily admit that he’s not a runner, either recreational or competitive.

    But when Castellano was serving on the Las Vegas Fiesta Council in the early 1980s, the longtime educator recognized the appeal of a good 10-kilometer race.

    “It was the craze at the time, people getting into exercise and fitness,” he recalled. “People were really starting to look at health.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 8, 2016

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    •State Little League tournaments TBA
    Softball
    •State Little League tournaments TBA

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes on Triple-A All-Star Break
    •State Little League tournaments TBA
    Softball
    •State Little League tournaments TBA

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes on Triple-A All-Star Break

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes on Triple-A All-Star Break

  • Wade ends 13-year run in Miami

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Basketball Writer

    MIAMI — Dwyane Wade is going home, making what he called “an extremely emotional and tough decision” on Wednesday night to leave the Miami Heat after 13 seasons and sign with the Chicago Bulls.

    Wade will sign a two-year deal with the Bulls, one that will pay him about $47 million.

  • Major personnel changes at HU

    New Mexico Highlands University has undergone a major shakeup in administrative positions in recent weeks, leaving several key offices with interim leadership.

    Members of the university community were notified of the changes late last month through emails from Max Baca, the university’s interim vice president for finance and administration.

    Among the changes that have been announced:

    • Donna Castro is no longer the university’s human services director.

  • Fun Filled Fiestas
  • State redraws Medicaid cuts to hospital, dentists

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico is cutting Medicaid payments by less than originally planned in response to concerns raised by Native American tribal leaders, hospitals and other health care providers.

    The Human Service Department that oversees Medicaid health care for the poor and disabled also is easing cuts to dentists and the University of New Mexico Hospital. Medicaid providers were notified of the changes as new rates went into effect Friday.

  • FBI won’t recommend charges for Clinton

    By Eric Tucker and Ken Thomas
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The FBI won’t recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director James Comey said Tuesday, lifting a major legal threat to her presidential campaign.

    But Comey called her actions “extremely careless” and faulted the agency she led for a lackadaisical approach to handling classified material.

  • Death toll from weekend Baghdad attack reaches 175

    By Sinan Salaheddin
    The Associated Press

    BAGHDAD — As Iraqis mourned in shock and disbelief, more dead bodies were recovered Tuesday from the site of a massive Islamic State suicide bombing this weekend in central Baghdad, bringing the death toll to 175, officials said.

    The staggering figure — one the worst bombings in 13 years of war in Iraq — has cast a pall on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and which begins Wednesday in Iraq.