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Today's News

  • Gutierrez pulls off big win in county clerk race

    With all but two precincts reporting, County Clerk Geraldine Gutierrez has staved off a challenge from opponent David Romero to win the Democratic nomination for the county clerk post. Gutierrez took 70.4 percent of the vote compared to 29.6 percent for Romero.

    The only precincts not included in the totals are the ones in Conchas and Trujillo. Results are unofficial until canvassing takes place. With no Republican challenger, Gutierrez is all but guaranteed a win in the November General election.

    The three Democratic races for County Commission weren't as close.

  • Woman killed in Monday crash

    Las Vegas police say alcohol was involved in two separate crashes in recent days, a single-vehicle rollover that resulted in the death of a 26-year-old woman and a second crash that left an 18-year-old motorcyclist severely injured.

    Criminal charges have been filed against the drivers in both cases.

    The fatal crash occurred early Monday morning near the 500 block of South Commerce Street.

  • Lottery scholarships to fund about 90 percent of tuition

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

     Despite rising tuition rates at more than a dozen colleges and universities in New Mexico, state higher education officials say about 90 percent of eligible students’ tuition costs will be covered next year by lottery scholarship funding.
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    Still, officials are warning that without reforms, the scholarship program will be affected.

  • Editorial Cartoon: June 8, 2016
  • Editorial: Trump attack breathtaking in its vileness

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Dallas Morning News and was originally published on June 6.

    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is littered with more insults and disrespect than anyone can count. Now he’s added a racist assault on a member of the federal judiciary to his hit list. Has he no respect for anyone or institution?

  • Work of Art: Going star-craving mad

    The problem may be that we have simply too many easily confusable words in the English language, and because they’re readily available, we often commit malapropisms.

    So what’s a malaprop? An English playwright named Richard Brinsley Sheridan wrote “The Rivals,” featuring a Mrs. Malaprop, whose passion thrived in choosing the wrong word, sometimes a sound-alike. Many people use malaprops for emphasis or for a laugh. Others simply confuse these words with others.

  • Looking Back June 8, 2016
  • Weather June 8, 2016

    Wednesday

    HIGH 89° / LOW 52°

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:45 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.

     

    Thursday

  • Noticias June 8, 2016

    Submit your
    calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    •Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Community First, Legion; Southwest Capital, Douglas; State Employees Credit Union, Mills. Optical: Eye Associates, Infinite Vision, Insight Optical, Walmart, Other: Alta Vista Hospital Gift Shop, Legion. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Que Pasa June 8, 2016

    6.8.2016

    WEDNESDAY

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    6.9.2016

    THURSDAY

    7 p.m.
    The monthly board meeting of the El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association will take place on Thursday at 49 Mira Sol Road in the Ojitos Frios Ranches Subdivision. The public is welcome to attend.