Today's News

  • State workers may be owed $20M

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — About 11,000 state workers are entitled to retroactive pay increases because former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration didn’t follow union contracts in distributing money provided by the Legislature four years ago, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.

  • Advocates plan suit over education

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A coalition of civil rights groups say they plan to sue the state of New Mexico for failing to close the achievement gap between Latino and white students.

    The Latino Education Task Force was scheduled Sunday to announce the details of its challenge at a press conference at Albuquerque High School.

    The group says it has enlisted the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund to help.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 13, 2012

    In 1962

    Monday, Aug. 13 — The activity at the FAA Flight Service station at the Las Vegas airport continues to increase, and August may well set a record. During the week ending Aug. 11, the station reports having contacted 340 aircraft by radio, rendered 92 airport advisory services, had 39 flight plans filed; delivered 40 pre-flight pilot briefings and 31 in-flight weather briefings.

  • Looking Ahead - News - August 13, 2012

    More water rate hike meetings

    The city continues to hold public meetings on the proposed rate hikes. The next meeting, for commercial customers, will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. A meeting for residential customers will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, also at City Hall.

  • Weather - August 13, 2012

    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Light southeast wind becoming south 10-15 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind 5-10 mph.

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

  • GOP looks to distinguish Romney from Ryan budget

    By Kasie Hunt and Ken Thomas
    The Associated Press
    MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Mitt Romney’s campaign sought to put some distance Sunday between the presidential candidate and his new running mate’s controversial budget proposals, even as Paul Ryan’s selection energized Republican voters and Romney himself.

    But President Barack Obama’s campaign made clear they planned to aggressively cast Ryan’s budget as outside the mainstream — and argue that Romney now owns that plan, too.

  • Board issues rules to confront opioid abuse

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Medical Board passed new rules calling for doctors and patients to get more education about the perils of prescription painkillers.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that doctors who are licensed by the board and have a federal prescriber’s license for opioids to take five hours of continuing education about pain management before June 30, 2014, and five hours of training before each license renewal after that.

  • Que Pasa - August 13, 2012

    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees August Meeting, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 at the Plaza Hotel / Conservatory. Planning and Update for the 2012 NMAER State Convention. For more information, call Tomás at 575-421-2455.

  • Four generations
  • Noticias - August 13, 2012

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

    • Las Vegas City Schools has a new Dress Code with lots of changes. A copy is available on the district’s website (www.cybercardinal.com) or at the Central Office, the office of the Director for Instruction at Robertson’s Patio Building, or at Wal-Mart.Call 454-5700.