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  • Two arrested on DWI charges

    State police arrested two men in recent weeks and charged them with being repeat drunk driving offenders.

    The most recent case involves Jerry B. Rudolph, 43, whose address is listed as Rudolph Drive.

    Rudolph was arrested last Wednesday on on single count of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs, fifth offense.

  • Looking Back - News - Jan. 11, 2012

    In 1935

    Monday, Jan. 7 — If anybody wants to buy a town, San Jose in San Miguel County is likely to be put up for sale, State Land Commissioner Frank Vesely said today. Vesely was informed today by Mrs. Antoinette Funk, assistant commissioner of the general land office in Washington, that the entire town of several hundred population, with the exception of the cemetery, is on state land and all state land is subject to sale. San Jose is on the main highway between Santa Fe and Las Vegas.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 11, 2012

    VFW meeting is Thursday

    VFW Post 1547 will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Post home on Mills Avenue. All members are welcome.

  • Weather - Jan. 11, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. North wind around 10 mph. A 30 percent chance of snow showers at night, with a low around 19. South wind 5-10 mph.

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers before 11a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 33. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Mostly sunny and clear, with a high near 44 and a low around 25.


  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Jan. 11, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Snowstorm hits Hobbs area

    HOBBS — The latest winter storm to pass through New Mexico has left behind plenty of snow in southeastern New Mexico.

    Weather spotters reported about 12 inches of snow on the ground in Hobbs by Monday evening. That’s the most snow the community has seen since Nov. 25, 1980, when 10 inches fell.

    Roads throughout the area were snow-packed and icy, and state transportation workers were warning travelers of white-out conditions.

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  • Que Pasa - Jan. 11, 2012

    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the Professional Home Health Care Annex, 1931 Seventh, Las Vegas, across from the Forest Service office.

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is  “The Missing Mitten Mystery” by Steven Kellogg. The theme for the month is “It’s Snow Time!” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - Jan. 11, 2012

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

    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.

    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.

  • Saving for a rainy day

    The forecast of “new money” appears to be motivating our lawmakers and governor to fall into an old habit of thinking about today but not tomorrow.

    After three years of revenue shortfalls, it appears that a slight economic rebound in New Mexico is likely to lead state government into some extra money. Some $254 million in additional revenue is projected for the state budget, and lawmakers are already proposing ways to spend it.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 11, 2012