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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 19, 2017

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, noon, Brandt Park
    Basketball
    • B.J. Gonzales Memorial Basketball Tournament, 9 a.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Football
    • Las Vegas Grizzlies at Santa Fe Venom, TBA
    Softball
    • NMHU vs. Adams State (DH), 11 a.m., Cowgirl Field

    MONDAY  
    Softball
    • West Las Vegs vs. Raton (DH), 4 p.m., WLV Field
    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Robertson JV vs. Santa Fe (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field

  • Override defends teacher leave

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico state Senate voted to override a veto by Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez of a bill that would have allowed teachers to take more than three days of annual sick leave without being penalized on performance evaluations.

    If the House also votes to override, it would be the first time in 15 years a New Mexico governor’s veto has been reversed.

  • Art on the air - Radio station 24-7 sports

    When he was looking for a format for his newest radio station, the loudest voices Matt Martinez heard were from the bleachers.

    “We took a study to see what people would like,” Martinez said. “The younger generation likes hip-hop and a lot of the new music out there, but the business community wouldn’t support it. But one of the formats that was a natural was sports.”

  • Martinez, county come to terms

    San Miguel County made official its pick for a new manager on Tuesday, as the county commission approved a two-year contract with Vidal Martinez.

    Under terms negotiated, Martinez will be paid $85,000 a year to serve as county manager.

    Martinez is a longtime administrator at Luna Community College. He had served as vice president for instruction before a more recent stint as director of vocational programs.

  • Tax code overhaul on table

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers listened to an outcry from dozens of nonprofit organizations and industry groups as a Senate panel reviewed a proposal Wednesday to eliminate a wide array of tax exemptions, deductions and credits in an effort to stabilize state revenue streams and lower overall tax rates.

    Republican Rep. Jason Harper of Rio Ranch outlined provisions of the far-reaching tax reform plan designed to improve the business climate in New Mexico by sweeping away an array of tax breaks.

  • Clovis air crash kills 3

    The Associated Press

    CLOVIS, N.M. — The Air Force on Thursday released the identities of three service members killed Tuesday night in the crash of a reconnaissance and surveillance plane during a training flight in eastern New Mexico.

    Cannon Air Force Base officials say the 33-year-old pilot, Capt. Andrew Becker from Novi, Michigan, 29-year-old Capt. Kenneth Dalga from Goldsboro, North Carolina, and 26-year-old co-pilot, 1st Lt. Frederick Dellecker from Daytona Beach, Florida, were killed.

  • Jail Log - March 17, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 8 and 14:
    Brian Poisson, 38, bench warrant: failure to register as a sex offender, San Miguel County Magistrate Court
    Patrick DeHerrera, 32, aggravated DUI, failure to maintain traffic lanes, San Miguel County Magistrate Court
    Samuel Romero, 23, possession of controlled substances, oxycodone, dilaudid, alprazolam, suboxone, receiving stolen property, San Miguel County Magistrate Court

  • Weather - March 17, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 73° / LOW 39°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:08 a.m. to 7:10 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 74° / LOW 43°
    Sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 10 to 20 mph. Saturday night — mostly clear, with a low around 43.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:07 a.m. to 7:11 p.m.

    Sunday

  • Noticias - March 17, 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 17, 2017

    3.18.2017
    SATURDAY

    2 p.m.
    Beth Urech performs a short show as part of the Outrageous Art Show at Mayeur Projects on the Plaza. In “Jeannette Rankin Fights Back,” Beth portrays the first woman elected to Congress (from Montana) and a lifelong feminist and pacifist.

    10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    The Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance is planning a Planting Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, near the La Placita Fire Station in Gallinas.

    3.19.2017
    SUNDAY

    March 19