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Today's News

  • Dispatch New Mexico: Gov. Martinez has a precarious decision to make

    Gov. Susana Martinez is in a precarious position, and soon enough she’ll have to take a stand on the question of Donald Trump.

    As chair of the Republican Governors Association and the nation’s first and only Hispanic female governor, her endorsement would mean a lot to the presumptive Republican nominee. But he’s done nothing to deserve it, and I think she, along with a lot of New Mexicans, knows it.

  • Looking Back July 8, 2016

    Friday, July 1, 1966 — Mayor Ben Lingnau proclaimed that Las Vegas will participate in the statewide Independence Day activity, “The Message of the Bells,” on July 4 at 11 a.m. Mayor Lingnau has asked that bells be sounded from all churches and schools to encourage citizens to participate in the ringing of freedom in the United States.

  • Weather - July 8, 2016

    Friday

    HIGH 92° / LOW 58

    A slight chance of thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Little or no precipitation expected.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:53 a.m. to 8:19 p.m.

     

    Saturday

    HIGH 93° / LOW 59°

    A slight chance of thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Little or no precipitation expected.

  • Noticias July 8, 2016

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