ALBUQUERQUE — A more than half-million-acre ranch that straddles the New Mexico-Colorado border and is owned by media mogul Ted Turner has asked for permission to import endangered black-footed ferrets.
The carnivores have struggled across the Great Plains, and the Vermejo Park Ranch wants to bolster their numbers as part of a recovery program spanning 12 Western states.
State police will be conducting DWI checkpoints in San Miguel and Mora Counties during the month of January. State police will also be conducting multiple DWI Saturation Patrols, random Driver’s License and Registration Checkpoints as well as speed enforcement and occupant restraint enforcement projects throughout the month.
The AAUW, along with the Optic, is sponsoring school board candidates forum for the upcoming Feb. 3 elections. The Las Vegas City School board candidate forum will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 20 and the West Las Vegas School board forum on Thursday, Jan. 22. Both forums take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the NMHU Student Union ballroom.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.
Children’s Chorus meeting on Wednesdays
Las Vegas Children’s Chorus, sponsored and led by UWC-USA students, meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday starting this week at the Old Town Mission Church. No experience necessary; ages 6 to 12, It is fun, free and educational. For more information, call Kevin Zoernig at 505-699-6624.
Wednesday, Jan. 20 — The Wagon Mound Saints blasted the Watrous Larks 105-47 in a basketball game played last Sunday in the Wagon Mound Gym. Wagon Mound had a torrid third quarter when the team scored 45 points to put the game completely out of reach for the hapless Larks. Playing for the Saints this year are Erminio Cruz, Frank Medina, Carlos Lopez, Leroy LeDoux, Bernie Montoya, Lenny Chavez, Leo Madrid, Jackie Martinez, Connie Duran, Johnny Juarros and Sam Clouthier.
In just a few weeks, voters will head to the polls to cast their vote in either the West Las Vegas School board or the Las Vegas City Schools board elections.
In an effort to provide voters an opportunity to talk about the issues with the candidates, the local chapter of American Association of University Women and the Las Vegas Optic have joined forces for two candidate forums this week.