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Today's News

  • No charges yet in drive-by

    Investigators with the Las Vegas Police Department are waiting on ballistics tests before moving forward on charges in the drive-by shooting that occurred on the 1100 block of Tecolote Street last week, Chief Juan Montaño said.

    But a search warrant affidavit filed in state District Court in Las Vegas identifies two suspects and sheds light on the incident.

    The affidavit identifies the victim in the case as Juan Coffman.

  • Police to crack down on drunken drivers

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico State Police and other law enforcement agencies plan to crack down on drunken drivers in January as the state warns of the consequences of driving while intoxicated through a new series of television ads.

    Gov. Susana Martinez unveiled the three new ads during a news conference in Albuquerque on Tuesday.

  • Archbishop using ‘social gospel’ to fight poverty

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    When Pope Francis appointed a new archbishop of New Mexico’s largest diocese last year, some anti-poverty advocates expressed optimism given his previous work on immigration reform and income inequality while bishop in Salt Lake City.

    Still, uncertainty remained about how John C. Wester would tackle challenges that have long plagued one of the nation’s poorest states.

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 27, 2016

    The Associated Press
     

    4.5 quake hits northeastern NM
    CIMARRON — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a magnitude 4.5 earthquake in a remote area just south of the New Mexico-Colorado border.

    There were no reports of damage from the quake, which occurred around 12:30 p.m. Friday. The epicenter was about 17 miles northwest of Cimarron and about 90 miles northeast of Santa Fe.

  • More states may work around Electoral College

    By Susan Haigh
    Associated Press

    HARTFORD, Conn.  — Frustrated after seeing another candidate secure the presidency without winning the national popular vote, mostly Democratic lawmakers in several capitols want their states to join a 10-year-old movement to work around the Electoral College.

  • Weather - Dec. 28, 2016

    Wednesday

    HIGH 58° / LOW 22°
    Sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:10 a.m. to 4:56 p.m.

    Thursday

    HIGH 43° / LOW 23°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. South wind around 10 mph.
    Thursday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:10 a.m. to 4:57 p.m.

    Friday

  • Celebrating the season
  • Que Pasa - Dec. 28, 2016

    12.28.2016
    WEDNESDAY

    5:30 to 8 p.m.
    The Las Vegas Jewish Community will celebrate the fifth night of Hanukkah at the Historic Temple Montefiore There will be a short Hanukkah play, followed by latkes, menorah lighting and potluck party. All are welcome, participants are asked to bring menorahs, candles and a potluck item for sharing. For questions, call Zi Pinsley at 652-4416 or Anita Finer at 505-603-2855.

    1.1.2017
    MONDAY

    Noon
    The annual Polar Bear Plunge will take place at Storrie Lake State Park.

  • Noticias - Dec. 28, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

  • Trump and climate change

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Norwich Bulletin of Connecticut and was originally published on Dec. 20.