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Today's News

  • Vegas man gets 7 years for child porn

    Las Vegas Optic

    A 23-year-old Las Vegas man was sentenced last week to seven years in federal prison followed by 15 years of supervised release for possessing child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

    Guy N. Martinez pleaded guilty in August to possession of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He was sentenced last Wednesday in federal court in Albuquerque. Besides the prison sentence and the supervised release, he will also be required to register as a sex offender.

  • City police arrest robbery suspects

    These alleged robbers are probably wishing they had skipped the Crown Royal.

    Las Vegas police have arrested two men in connection with last week’s armed robbery of Leger’s Package Liquor. And the break in the case came as a result of the suspects going to Wal-Mart after the robbery to buy Coca-Cola to drink with the Crown Royal Apple that one of them took from Leger’s, along with the cash.

  • City police arrest robbery suspects

    These alleged robbers are probably wishing they had skipped the Crown Royal.

    Las Vegas police have arrested two men in connection with last week’s armed robbery of Leger’s Package Liquor. And the break in the case came as a result of the suspects going to Wal-Mart after the robbery to buy Coca-Cola to drink with the Crown Royal Apple that one of them took from Leger’s, along with the cash.

  • NM considers opening primaries to all voters

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic state lawmakers have introduced a proposed constitutional amendment to open Democratic and Republican primary elections in New Mexico to all voters amid a surge in independent voter registration.

    Currently, only Republicans and Democrats can vote in their respective primary elections in New Mexico. Critics say the system effectively disenfranchises independent voters and contributes to low election turnout.

  • Editorial cartoon - Jan. 27, 2016
  • Editorial: Give all voters a say

    We’re not sure of the measure’s prospects for success this legislative session, but we nevertheless applaud Reps.

    Antonio Maestas, D-Albuquerque, and Stephanie Garcia Richard, D-Los Alamos, for attempting to open up primaries in New Mexico.

    The two lawmakers have introduced a constitutional amendment to open Democratic and Republican primary elections in this state to all voters. Under the system currently in place in New Mexico, only Democrats and Republicans can vote in their respective primary elections.

  • Work of Art: Let them keep their licenses

    Here’s hoping my auto insurance provider doesn’t read this column, lest the Trujillo family graduate to a higher rate bracket.

    Let me explain:

    Unlike some whose names appear often in the Optic’s jail log, I have been issued only four traffic tickets in my long life.

    One was for rolling a stop sign on Mills, way back in 1955, when making my morning delivery of the Denver Post. My mom and I delivered that massive newspaper every morning to homes and a sprinkling of businesses

  • Looking Back - Jan. 27, 2016

    Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1966 — Pedro V. Gallegos, from Villanueva, was named as a community representative by Sargent Shriver, director of the Office of Economic Opportunity. Gallegos was one of 28 representatives of the National Advisory Council made up of residents in areas served by anti-poverty programs. Gallegos is chairman of the San Miguel County Land Use Road Planning Committee.

  • Weather - Jan. 27, 2016

    Wednesday

    HIGH 47° / LOW 19°

    Sunny, with a high near 47. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:04 a.m. to 5:23 p.m.

     

    Thursday

    HIGH 53° / LOW 26°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:04 a.m. to 5:24 p.m.

     

    Friday

  • Literacy Fair Time