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  • Weather - March 27, 2015

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 5-15 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 38.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 66.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - March 27, 2015


  • Editorial cartoon - March 27, 2015
  • Another perspective - State workers deserve raises

    New Mexico public employees are doing more and more work with fewer and fewer resources. This cycle must end or we risk losing our best and brightest to other states.

  • Another perspective - Unions remain important for workers

    By John Geffroy

    Former Sen. Pete Domenici’s Another Perspective article Las Vegas Optic, Feb. 20) was remarkable in several ways. F

    irst, it was remarkable in that it appears to be more of a generic Republican justification of right-to-work laws than an attempt to convince us that such laws are specifically good for New Mexico.

  • Editorial Roundup - March 27, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    Greenwood (Mississippi) Commonwealth on the $15-an-hour experiment in Seattle (March 23):
    The U.S. Supreme Court in the past has encouraged states to be crucibles of experimentation, to see how new ideas unfold in reality instead of in theory. In that spirit, the largest city in Washington state is about to embark on a test of labor and wages.

  • Las Vegas native named to UNM hall of fame

    Submitted to the Optic

    The UNM Anderson School of Management Foundation Board will celebrate and honor its 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees on Tuesday, April 7. This is the 26th year for the event that celebrates the best and brightest of our alumni, faculty and community leaders.

  • AVRH Healthy Woman event Saturday at Luna

    Submitted to the Optic

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital announces it will celebrate its seventh annual Healthy Woman Anniversary from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Luna Community College Allied Health Building in Las Vegas.

    The free event will begin with stretch and balance exercises presented by Curves for Women, followed by a beginner zumba session with zumba instructor, Louie Trujillo. The fun continues with a brunch and health expo, where local business representatives will distribute information on health, wellness and women-related topics and services.

  • Noticias - March 27, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Que Pasa - March 27, 2015

    • Luna Community College’s main campus in Las Vegas will be closed on Friday, March 27 due to a water system upgrade the city of Las Vegas will be doing. Online classes will still take place as scheduled on Friday. The main campus will re-open on Saturday, March 28 for regular scheduled classes and events. The Santa Rosa and Springer Satellites and the Mora Site will remain open as scheduled on Friday.