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Today's News

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 16, 2014

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Triple-A All-Star game, PCL vs. International League, TBA
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    Softball
    • New Mexico state 11-12 softball tournament games, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League men’s all-star game, 8:15 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League women’s games: Lady Hackers vs. Ice Cold Pitches, 5:45 p.m.; Tecolote Hooters vs. Compounders, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    Thursday

  • Board at odds over gym

    Out with the old or in with the new? That is the question that plagues the West Las Vegas School board regarding its middle school gymnasium.

    During a heated discussion last week, board members exchanged verbal jabs about whether to demolish and rebuild the middle school gym or to keep the existing facility the was constructed in 1963. The cost of the project is roughly $10 million, with the district’s portion of approximately $1.8 million.

  • Treatment vs. simple jail time

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Doing time at the San Miguel County jail could soon provide serious benefits to some inmates as administrators embark on an ambitious plan to build a re-integration unit where social and treatment services can be provided.

    “This is an excellent way for us to address the many challenges we’re seeing in our community,” said jail administrator Patrick Snedeker.

    Recidivism at the county lockup is alarmingly high with some inmates returning multiple times due to a lack of intervention.

  • Last fiesta
  • Pecos ranch suing co-op over fire

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A historic fly-fishing ranch near Pecos says an electric cooperative’s negligence led to a 2013 wildfire that destroyed thousands of acres of forest, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Friday.

    Cow Creek Ranch filed a complaint against the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative in state District Court.

  • HU professor hurt in Colorado crash

    A reported head-on collision Friday on a Colorado highway left a popular New Mexico Highlands University professor fighting for his life.

    Rey Martinez, 52, was in critical condition as of early Sunday as the result of injuries sustained in the crash, which took place early Friday afternoon on Highway 24 southeast of Buena Vista, Colo.

  • Looking ahead - News - July 14, 2014

    Meeting on adoptive, foster parents
    Information meeting to learn about foster and adoptive parenting opportunities with New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the local CYFD office at 2518 Ridge Runner Road. Call Renee Valerio at 575-758-8871 or renee.valerio@state.nm.us.

  • Weather - July 14

    Monday
    Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 79. Winds east at 10-15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Low 56.

    Tuesday
    Scattered thunderstorms. High near 80. Low mid 50s.

    Wednesday
    Scattered thunderstorms. High near 80. Low mid 50s.

    Thursday
    Scattered thunderstorms. High low to mid 70s. Low mid 50s.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    5:56 a.m. to 8:17 p.m.

  • Noticias - July 14, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • $1,000 reward for information on arson at Rio Gallinas Charter School offered by the governing council of the school. The donated reward to Crime Stoppers seeks information that leads to the identity and conviction of the person(s) who committed arson at the school. If you have information about this crime, contact LVPD Commander Ken Jenkins at 426-3162 or Crime Stoppers at 425-8884.

  • NMHU alumni reunion