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Today's News

  • High court agrees your privacy matters

    By Mark Sherman
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices found more common ground than usual this year, and nowhere was their unanimity more surprising than in a ruling that police must get a judge’s approval before searching the cellphones of people they’ve arrested.
    The term that ended last week also had its share of 5-4 decisions with the familiar conservative-liberal split, including last Monday’s ruling on religion, birth control and the health care law.

  • Looking Back - July 7, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, July 7 — In a statement issued today, Fidel C. Gonzales and Donald A. Martinez flatly denied that they had any interest in either the school system or the municipality of the City of Las Vegas. This statement was made in answer to innuendos contained in an article by syndicated columnist Will Harrison. Harrison had stated that Gonzales and Martinez had extensive control in San Miguel County and that all that was left for them to “conquer” was the East Las Vegas City Hall and school system.
     

  • Looking ahead - News - July 7, 2014

    Science Camp is for local community kids, in grades sixth through eighth, Wednesday, July 9 to Thursday, July 10. Hosted by Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance at the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge near Watrous. Camp participants will leave Las Vegas at 8 a.m. on July 9 and will return to Las Vegas at 5 p.m. on July 10. Limited number of spots available. For more information, contact Lorraine Garcia at 505-917-2141 or by emailing lgarcia@hermitspeakwatersheds.org.
     

  • Weather - July 7

    Monday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

    Tuesday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

    Wednesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    5:52 a.m. to 8:19 p.m.

  • Authorities seek help

    Submitted to the Optic

    District Attorney Richard Flores, state police and the family of Cindy Rivera, are seeking assistance from the community in finding Cindy Rivera.

    Rivera has been missing since June 29, 2012.  She was last seen at her home on Peggy Lee Lane in Las Vegas.  Rivera was born in 1993, which made her 19 at the time of disappearance. She would be 21 now. She is 5 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs 134 pounds. Cindy goes by the nickname of “Tig.”

  • Cordova named park superintendent

    Submitted to the Optic

    Karl Cordova, a 20-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been named superintendent of Pecos National Historical Park in northern New Mexico.  Cordova will also oversee the administration of Fort Union National Monument in Watrous. He will assume his new post on July 15.

    Cordova is currently the superintendent at Casa Grande Ruins and Hohokam Pima National Monuments in Coolidge, Ariz.

    He has served in this position since July 2009.

  • Que Pasa - July 7, 2014

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING
    • Science Camp is for local community kids, in grades sixth through eighth, Wednesday, July 9 to Thursday, July 10. Hosted by Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance at the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge near Watrous. Camp participants will leave Las Vegas at 8 a.m. on July 9 and will return to Las Vegas at 5 p.m. on July 10. Limited number of spots available. For more information, contact Lorraine Garcia at 505-917-2141 or by emailing lgarcia@hermitspeakwatersheds.org.

  • Editorial Cartoons - July 7, 2014
  • Another Perspective: A prescription for success

    By Francine Jacobs, MD.

    As a physician, I know that when you have a cure for an ailment, you use it. You don’t waste time, because you know that delay only makes the condition worse. New Mexico has a problem. We’re at the bottom of nearly every indicator of child well-being. We know what works and we’re actually giving the right medicine to a few lucky kids. But most are not getting the cure, even though we know it works and we have the resources to get it to them.

  • District 4 Tourneys - Vegas teams win two more titles

    Already the big winner overall, Las Vegas Little League hauled off two more championship banners Wednesday as the District 4 Little League tournaments rolled on at a bustling Rodriguez Park.

    In the morning, Las Vegas held off La Plaza in a 3-2 nailbiter in the decisive third game of a best-of-three series with the 10-11 baseball title on the line.