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Today's News

  • Bills in limbo

    Targeting suspected and potential abuses in the boarding home industry, House Bill 85 — introduced during the state legislative session that concluded Saturday — is among those awaiting action by Gov. Susana Martinez as of press time.

    The bill, which made it through the Senate with a few amendments,  passed both chambers unanimously.

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  • Robertson mulls closed campus

    Las Vegas City School district officials are mulling closing the campus of Robertson High School.

    During a board meeting this past Thursday the topic of closing surfaced as the district moves forward with the resizing of its schools.

  • Dems, Gov differ on forecast

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The latest on the end of the New Mexico Legislature:

    New Mexico Democratic state senators are dismissing predictions by Gov. Susana Martinez that the state is facing a possible government shutdown next month.

    Sen. John Arthur Smith said Saturday the Republican governor has plenty of money to “limp along” until this summer and urged her to sign the Legislature’s budget sent to her this week.

  • Weather - March 22, 2017

    Wednesday

    HIGH 75° / LOW 41°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:01 a.m. to 7:14 p.m.

    Thursday

    HIGH 66° / LOW 34°
    A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Windy. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.

    Friday

  • Noticias - March 22, 2017

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

    • The “Sí Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 800-925-4186 or Frances at 575-815-8544.

  • Que Pasa - March 22, 2017

    3.23.2017
    THURSDAY

    3 p.m.
    The LCC School of Business is hosting a Business Roundtable Event at the Media Arts Atrium on the main campus. The business community of Las Vegas and the surrounding areas are invited to attend as they are seeking input from local business as to what their needs are from the graduates of the LCC School of Business.

    5 to 6 p.m.

  • Go North; the rush is on

    The following editorial was published in the New Castle (Pa.) News on March 9.

    It’s happening. But not the way people thought it would.

    In recent weeks, people began streaming from the United States into Canada. But they’re not disappointed Democrats, disgruntled Californians or, for that matter, anyone who might have voted for Hillary Clinton.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 22, 2017
  • Work of Art: ‘For want of a nail...’

    There’s an old rhyme that clearly illustrates the need for things working together. It reads: “For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe, the horse was lost. For want of a horse, the rider was lost. For want of a rider, the battle was lost.

    Dire consequences must have occurred when the above battle was being waged. But how about the big difference a simple punctuation mark can make? Can its inclusion or omission justify or settle a lawsuit?