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Today's News

  • King refunding contributions

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic gubernatorial challenger Gary King said Tuesday he’ll return more than $30,000 in campaign contributions from companies affiliated with a wealthy financier who’s a convicted sex offender in Florida.

    The contributions came from companies with a Virgin Islands address that Jeffrey Epstein lists as a place of business or a residence in government documents, including a New York sex offender registry and New Mexico corporation records.

  • Balderas holds money edge in AG race

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic candidate Hector Balderas holds a more than 4-to-1 campaign cash advantage over Republican Susan Riedel in the race for attorney general.

    According to the latest fundraising disclosures, Balderas had about $822,000 cash on hand at the start of the month, and Riedel reported a balance of about $178,000.

    Balderas is a two-term state auditor, and Riedel is a former prosecutor and district judge from Las Cruces.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 12, 2014

    In 1964

    Thursday, Sept. 10 — Members of the City School Board heard a report from Tom Clark, superintendent, saying that he was pleased with the smoothness in which all schools began their operation this year. Clark said this morning that total enrollment in the system will not be tallied until next week, when Highlands University opens its fall quarter, since this will bring an additional 75 students, approximately, into City Schools.

  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 12, 2014

    Used book sale begins today

    The AAUW Summer Used Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12 and on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Sala de Madrid, on the Highlands campus.

  • Weather - Sept. 12, 2014

    Friday
    A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 59. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers at night. Cloudy, with a low around 45. East wind 5-15 mph, becoming south after midnight.

    Saturday
    A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. South wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

  • Editorial cartoons - Sept. 12, 2014
  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 12, 2014

    THUMBS DOWN! FARMERS MARKET UNREST

  • Nuestra Historia - Railroad by-passed Las Vegas

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    By 1871 there existed a transcontinental railroad across the United States, spanning the northern Great Plains, and soon plans were in place to run a rail line to the Southwest, roughly along the route of the Santa Fe Trail. Thus was commenced a new railway from Topeka, Kansas, to Santa Fe. (As early as 1863 the Atchison & Topeka Railroad added Santa Fe to its company name, when it decided that New Mexico’s capital city would be the southern destination of its rail line.)

  • Editorial Roundup - Sept. 12, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Tribune, Seymour on common sense and guns (Sept. 4):
    A little girl’s life was changed forever. A man’s life was brought to an abrupt end. A nation is left to wonder why and how it all happened.
    Recently, reports emerged from Arizona that a 9-year-old New Jersey girl had accidentally shot her firing-range instructor with an Uzi submachine gun. The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, was standing next to the girl when she squeezed the trigger.

  • Noticias - Sept. 12, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help with the medical treatment expenses for Joel Baca. He has been receiving medical treatment in Denver at the University of Colorado Hospital and is battling several medical problems. The donation account is under Joel Baca at Wells Fargo bank.