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Today's News

  • Israel: Assad still has chemical weapons

    The Associated Press

    JERUSALEM — Syria still has up to three tons of chemical weapons, Israeli defense officials said Wednesday in the first specific intelligence assessment of President Bashar Assad’s weapons capabilities since a deadly chemical attack earlier this month.

    The estimate came as the head of the international chemical weapons watchdog said laboratory tests had provided “incontrovertible” evidence that victims and survivors of the April 4 attack in northern Syria were exposed to sarin nerve gas or a similar banned toxin.

  • In Brief - News - April 21, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Murder conviction in head-on crash
    ALBUQUERQUE — A Laguna Pueblo man with prior DWI convictions has been convicted of second-degree murder in a 2015 fatal head-on collision on the Sandia Pueblo Indian Reservation in the Albuquerque area.
    The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 35-year-old Jeffrey Antonio faces up to life in prison when sentenced on his conviction from a jury verdict Wednesday.

  • Jail Log - April 21, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 13 and April 18:
    Caroline Maes, 26, bench warrant: failure to appear, San Miguel District Court
    Damian Valdez, 31, bench warrant: failure to appear, San Miguel District Court
    Brian Poisson, 38, interference with communications, resisting, San Miguel County Magistrate Court
    Lorenzo Gallegos, 54, criminal damage to property, shoplifting, San Miguel County Magistrate Court

  • Syria plan gains clarity

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Can threatening war crimes charges persuade Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power? What about guaranteeing his safety in exile? These long-shot proposals are at the center of the Trump administration’s new effort to resolve Syria’s six-year civil war.

  • Stamps get spicy

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The U.S. Postal Service is releasing its latest series of stamps, and this time, the tiny works of art are dedicated to the influence of Mexican, Central and South American and Caribbean foods and flavors on American cuisine.

    The dedication ceremony for the Delicioso Forever Stamps was scheduled for Thursday evening at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

    The stamps feature bright illustrations of tamales, flan, empanadas, chile rellenos, ceviche and the traditional soup sancocho.

  • Weather - April 21, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 70° / LOW 33°
    Sunny, with a high near 70. West wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
    Friday night — mostly clear, with a low around 33.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:20 a.m. to 7:39 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 59° / LOW 34°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Southeast wind around 10 mph.
    Saturday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:19 a.m. to 7:40 p.m.

  • Highlands hosts open house for prospective students

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Day as a Cowboy open house at Highlands University April 22 will be a fun and informative day for high school seniors to experience college life.

    From touring the residence halls to a carnival fair and free lunch in Melody Park, prospective students and their parents can get a sample of what Highlands has to offer.

  • Noticias - April 21, 2017

    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.

    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

    • 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.

  • Que Pasa - April 21, 2017

    4.21.2017
    FRIDAY

    3:30 to 4 p.m.
    The City of Las Vegas and the Community Development department will host a singing competition. The competition will be held from 3:30 to 4 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 1700 North Grand Ave. The winner of the competition will sing the National Anthem at the opening ceremonies on June 30 in order to kick off the 2017 Fourth of July Fiestas. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to be a participant in the competition. For more information or questions, contact Community Development at 426-3271.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - April 21, 2017

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