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  • Looking ahead - News - Oct. 17, 2014

    Fundraiser for skatepark advocates group

    Samaritan House of Las Vegas in conjunction with the Las Vegas Skatepark Advocates are selling items to benefit the advocates group. If you would like to donate items, contact Brian Marquez at facebook.com/Lasvegasskateparkadvocates for pickup.

  • Weather - Oct. 17, 2014

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 44. Southeast wind 10-15 mph.

    Saturday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. South wind 10-15 mph. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

  • Fire prevention visit
  • Detainees being released

    By Juan Carlos Llorca
    The Associated Press

    One of three centers used for detaining Central American families who have entered the U.S. illegally this year has started releasing many more detainees than it deports, a New Mexico city official said.

    Federal immigration authorities reported 61 releases and no deportations last week at the Artesia Family Residential Center in southeastern New Mexico, Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch said.

  • Farmers deal with salmonella fallout

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — There will be significantly fewer peanuts pulled from the ground in eastern New Mexico this harvest season because of lingering fallout from the bankruptcy and sale of a peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and nationwide recall.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Oct. 17, 2014

    The Associated Press
     

  • New entrance sign
  • Noticias - Oct. 17, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Samaritan House of Las Vegas in conjunction with the Las Vegas Skatepark Advocates are selling items to benefit the advocates group. If you would like to donate items, contact Brian Marquez at facebook.com/Lasvegasskateparkadvocates for pickup.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 17, 2014

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO
    • Private Landowners Workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge. From 9 to 11:30 a.m. hands-on workshop on healing arroyos with rock structures; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. welcome, 12:30 to 1 p.m. networking with information booths, 12:30 to 1 p.m. free lunch, 1 to 3:30 p.m. hands-on workshop on healing arroyos with rock structures, 3:30 to 4 p.m. closing remarks. For more information, call Rob Larrañaga or Debbie Pike at 425-3581.

  • Mora County Notebook - Lazaro Garcia admired by many

    Lazaro Garcia, a well-respected community leader from Mora county is being remembered as a staunch Democrat who set a good example for his family and his community. The 102-year-old passed away peacefully in his sleep at his Mora home on Oct. 9.

    His passing shook Mora, as he was well-known and highly respected by many — not only from the small valley community and the surrounding area — but also statewide.