Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - Dec. 21, 2012

    Extended hours for Safe Ride services

    The San Miguel County Safe-Ride-Home Service will extend its hours of operation during the holidays. Days of operation will include Dec. 26 through Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.. Service will still operate Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.  Services are provided from any liquor establishment to your home in the Las Vegas area.  Call 505-429-0336 for a ride.

  • Weather - Dec. 21, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 55. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 27. Southwest wind around 10 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 58. West wind around 10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 29.

    Sunny, with a high near 51. Breezy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25.


  • Vote planned on fiscal cliff

    By Andrew Taylor
    Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON  — The Republican-controlled House pushed ahead Thursday with a bill that would raise taxes on people earning over $1 million a year as hopes faded for a pre-Christmas deal between President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said lawmakers would return to the Capitol on the Thursday after the holiday as a grand bargain to avoid the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts proved elusive.

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 21, 2012

    The Associated Press

    Skandera seeks $140M increase
    SANTA FE — New Mexico Secretary of Education-designate Hanna Skandera is urging lawmakers to support a funding increase of about $140 million for public schools in fiscal year 2014.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the Public Education Department’s request includes $20 million to purchase about 250 new school buses.
    Skandera proposes investing $13.5 million in new money in early-childhood reading initiatives, such as hiring regional reading coaches.

  • Gov: Mentally ill shouldn’t have guns

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said the state should consider taking steps to prevent mentally ill people from getting guns.
    The governor tells The Albuquerque Journal in a statement that she will pursue a proposal during the legislative session next year that would require the state to provide information on people who have been found by a court to be mentally ill or have been committed to an institution.

  • School Board of the Year
  • Que Pasa - Dec. 21, 2012

    • Third Annual Light Parade and House Lighting Contest, Renewing the Spirit of Anton Chico: Friday, Dec. 21 - House Lighting Contest judging starts at dusk; Saturday, Dec. 22 - Oremos 3 p.m. at the school, light parade line-up 5 p.m., and Santa Claus following the parade at the school. For more information, call 505-507-4515.

  • Noticias - Dec. 21, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 21, 2012

    THUMBS UP! OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE. The Castañeda Hotel in the historic Railroad District of East Las Vegas, may finally have a buyer. An  offer was made by Sloane McFarland of Arizona and accepted by owner Marie Eldh, although it won’t be a done deal until details such as financing are completed. Hopefully, there will be no roadblocks along the way to closing.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 21, 2012