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Today's News

  • In Brief - News - July 5, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Duke City mayor receives safety award
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry received an award last week for “excellence in public safety” even though FBI statistics show violent crime in the city is on the rise.

    The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce’s award will be presented to Berry for several initiatives he launched to help fight crime, The Albuquerque Journal reported.

  • Que Pasa - July 5, 2017

    7.5.2017
    WEDNESDAY

    10 a.m.
    Friends of The Las Vegas Carnegie Library presents Story Teller Indiana Bones at 10 a.m. at Carnegie Library Park. This is part 4 of the free Summer Reading Program sponsored by SW Capital Bank followed by a free lunch. For any further information, contact Zach at 426-3304.

  • Weather - July 5, 2017

    Wednesday

    HIGH 86°/ LOW 55°
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:51 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.

    Thursday

    HIGH 88° / LOW 56°
    Sunny, with a high near 88. Thursday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:51 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.

    Friday

  • Bi-partisan health reform —really?

    The following editorial appeared in the Plattsburgh (N.Y.) Press-Republican on June 27.

    When Republican Congressman Steve Scalise was shot June 14 on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, lawmakers from both major parties called for unity.

    They said anger and partisan politics had created too agitated a state in this country and that it was time to set acrimony aside and work together for the good of the American people.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 5, 2017
  • Work of Art: ‘“And I’m like ‘wow!’”

    There’s a phenomenon that I must be heir to, something I’ve mentioned before in this column. It has to do with hearing a word that seems new — and then hearing it dozens of times, often that same day.

  • Fiesta Run draws hundreds

    At the front of the pack for most of Sunday morning’s 5-kilometer race, Miguel Coca crossed the finish line to secure first place. And then he went back the way he had run, trotting up the sidewalk to cheer his friends on their way to the finish line.

    It’s hardly an uncommon practice for participants in the annual Las Vegas Fiesta Run to get in some extra mileage that way. Some who finish relatively early retrace their steps and end up running or walking an additional mile or more, rooting for compatriots farther back in the pack of either the 5K or 10K races.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 5, 2017

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento River Cats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento River Cats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball

  • City, county both hear ‘sanctuary’ requests

    What, exactly, is a “sanctuary community”?

    The term, frequently applied to cities, seems to have slightly different meanings around the U.S., as immigrant populations and local opinion on issues vary greatly. Two San Miguel County governing bodies have recently heard from area residents regarding what a “sanctuary status” means to them.

  • Forgotten heroes

    Old Optic newspaper clippings explain Roberto Garcia’s time in war: “Wounded in action,” “Another Las Vegan wounded in Korea,” and “Las Vegan decorated.” His actions during battle displayed his bravery, heroics, and sacrifices while serving his country. Two Purple Hearts, four Bronze Star Medals, the Occupation of Japan Medal, the Distinguished Unit emblem, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Korean Service Medal are his collection of awards and decorations for his time in the Army during the Korean War.