http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en EPA grants waiver for dam http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/epa-grants-waiver-dam <p> The city of Las Vegas has overcome a major hurdle in its quest to come up with the final funding piece for its Bradner Reservoir enlargement project.</p> <p> The city recently applied for $20 million in funding for the project from the New Mexico Finance Authority under the United States Environmental Protection Agency Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund program. But it was notified that under EPA rules, dams typically aren&rsquo;t funded with that money.</p> People’s Faire - 110th anniversary for Carnegie http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/people%E2%80%99s-faire-110th-anniversary-carnegie <img src="http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/8.20_carnegie.jpg" alt="The staff at Carnegie Library is preparing for Saturday’s People’s Faire to be held on the library grounds. Tours of Carnegie will be given in commemoration of the library’s 110th anniversary. " title="The staff at Carnegie Library is preparing for Saturday’s People’s Faire to be held on the library grounds. Tours of Carnegie will be given in commemoration of the library’s 110th anniversary. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Carnegie Library has stood the test of time for more than a century. On Saturday, Friends of Carnegie Library group will celebrate the library&rsquo;s 110th birthday with an open house of the 1904-built library in conjunction with the 36th Annual People&rsquo;s Faire. Both festivities take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the park on National Avenue.</p> T-4 Ranch proposal hits snag http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/t-4-ranch-proposal-hits-snag <p> Efforts by the T-4 Ranch to secede from San Miguel County appear to have hit a roadblock.</p> <p> County Commission Chairman Nicolas Leger, an attorney, and County Attorney Jesus Lopez have concluded that the request doesn&rsquo;t meet the requirements outlined in state law for annexation of land from one county to another.</p> <p> Phil Bidegain, whose family owns and operates the sprawling T-4 Ranch in far eastern San Miguel County, asked the county earlier this year to allow neighboring Quay County to annex roughly 110,000 acres of San Miguel County land.</p> Jail Log - Aug. 22, 2014 http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/jail-log-aug-22-2014 <p> The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 7 and Aug. 14:<br /> <br /> Horacio Encinias, 42, six-day commitment<br /> Dominic Branchal, 22, failure to comply, bench warrant, SM District<br /> Gilbert Romero, 29, receiving stolen property, conspiracy, improper use of evidence of registration<br /> Fidel Martinez, 58, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM Magistrate<br /> Robert Palomino, 30, aggravated assault with use of deadly weapon, battery against a household member<br /> Lopez won’t remain on regents http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/lopez-won%E2%80%99t-remain-regents <p> Las Vegas attorney Jesus Lopez announced this week that he will neither seek nor accept another term on the Highlands Board of Regents once his term expires on Dec. 31.</p> <p> Lopez notified Gov. Susana Martinez and Attorney General Gary King in a letter sent Monday. Martinez, a Republican, is up for re-election in November, and King, a Democrat, is running against her.</p> Lottery revenue for scholarships drops http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/lottery-revenue-scholarships-drops <p> The Associated Press</p> <p> The New Mexico Lottery generated $40.9 million in the most recent budget year for a popular college scholarship program but the revenue is down about 6 percent because of a slump in ticket sales.</p> <p> The revenue dip won&rsquo;t affect scholarship awards in the fall semester for students at New Mexico&rsquo;s public colleges and universities, Enrique Knell, a spokesman for Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday.</p> Looking Back - Aug. 22, 2014 http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/looking-back-aug-22-2014 <p> In 1964<br /> <br /> Looking ahead - News - Aug. 22, 2014 http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/looking-ahead-news-aug-22-2014 <p> People&rsquo;s Faire Saturday<br /> The annual People&rsquo;s Faire will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Carnegie Park. The event will run in conjunction with an open house commemorating the 110th birthday of the library. The faire will feature arts and crafts, booths and live musical entertainment.</p>