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Today's News

  • Lodgers tax board wants to change marketing focus

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    By a 4-0 vote Wednesday, the City of Las Vegas Lodgers Tax Advisory Board decided to make a change in the direction the city’s marketing dollars are spent.

    Board members Allan Affeldt, Joaquin Garofola, Krutik Bhakta and board newcomer Lupe Trujillo voted to recommend changes with the city’s contract with Cisneros Design, a Santa Fe-based firm being paid a large portion of Las Vegas’ lodgers tax funds to help brand and market the city. Diane Ortiz was not at Wednesday’s meeting.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Aug. 18, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Search for climber unfruitful
    ASPEN, Colo — Final searches for a climber who has been missing since September found no trace.

    The Aspen Daily News reports David Cook, of Corrales, N.M., disappeared during a solo trip to summit peaks in the Maroon Bells area.

  • Water — water everywhere
  • Two nonprofits get $10K each from PNM

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Two Las Vegas area nonprofit organizations will receive $10,000 grants from the PNM Resources Foundation as part of the Next Century of Service Grant program, commemorating the 100th birthday of PNM, the utility announced recently.
    The two award recipients are the Seed-to-Plate Program and MainStreet de Las Vegas.

    “It is an honor for the PNM Resources Foundation to invest this money in our New Mexico communities,” PNM Resources Foundation President Becky Teague said.

  • Trump decries removal of monuments, says ‘history being ripped apart’

    By Julie Bykowicz and Jonathan Lemire
     The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing “the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart.”

    Trump’s remarks came as the White house tried to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative previous comments on last weekend’s racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • World news in brief - Aug. 18, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Hate crimes law might finally pass
    INDIANAPOLIS — Supporters of establishing a hate crimes law in Indiana say they hope their push will overcome longstanding opposition in the Legislature following the deadly violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    The Anti-Defamation League lists Indiana as one of just five states without laws against crimes motivated by biases, such as race, gender, religion and sexual orientation.

  • Weather - Aug. 18, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 84°/ LOW 56°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:22 a.m. to 7:46 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 83° / LOW 56°
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.  

  • Fall Convocation
  • Noticias - Aug. 18, 2017

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    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • First Born program provides services to families in San Miguel and Mora counties. It is a free and confidential home visiting program. To learn more about the program, or to schedule a visit, call 454-1343.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 18, 2017

    8.19.2017
    SATURDAY
    8 a.m. to midnight
    Boobie Bandits Motorcycle Run will take place starting with event registration from 8 to 10 a.m. at Plaza Park, followed by a blessing of the bike at 10 a.m. and kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. Locations of the stop include Pendaries, Russels in Mora, Salman Ranch, Midway Store in Sapello and ending at Plaza Park. A silent auction and food to follow from 5 to 8 p.m. and dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Palms Ballroom featuring music by Eminente and Los Malcriados. The run benefits Cindy Branch.