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  • Taking the oath
  • Runoff election set for April 15

    The City Council voted unanimously Monday to hold the runoff election for the Ward 1 Council seat on April 15 but not before incumbent Tonita Gurule-Giron and her supporters accused the mayor and city manager of conspiring with her opponent.

  • King to stay in governor’s race

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Attorney General Gary King is committed to staying in the race for governor despite his last-place finish at a Democratic pre-primary nominating convention, his campaign manager said Monday.

    King has more than enough nominating petition signatures to secure a place on the ballot for the June primary election, said Jim Farrell, his campaign manager.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - March 12, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Insurers denied details on poor

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange is refusing to give commercial insurance companies personal information from thousands of the state’s poor residents.

    Health exchange lawyers recently decided that names, home addresses and phone numbers were proprietary and have denied requests from insurance companies seeking to obtain the information, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.
    Insurance companies sought the data to sell those residents policies.

  • Looking Back - March 12, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 12, 2014

    NERC to conduct screenings
    The Northeast Regional Education Cooperative is sponsoring its annual Child Find Developmental Screening Fair, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13 at NMHU Teacher Education Building. Developmental screenings are free and focus on children between the ages of birth to six years.

  • Weather - March 12, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 19. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest after midnight.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 10-15 mph in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.

    Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 26.

  • LVCS students showcase artwork at local gallery

    For the Optic

    The Las Vegas Arts Council is celebrating March Youth Art Month by showcasing original art produced by elementary through high school students of the Las Vegas City Schools.

    Susan Tsyitee, Arts Council board member, announced Saturday that the exhibit will be available for viewing at Gallery 140 on Bridge Street until the end of March. The hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays or by appointment.

  • Candidates to file on Tuesday

    We already had one election last week, but election season is just getting started.

    Tuesday is filing day for those wanting to run for countywide and statewide offices, and several individuals have already announced that they are planning to run.

    Those wanting to run for county positions or for the local magistrate judge posts must file with the San Miguel County Clerk between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Those wanting to run for positions that cover more than one county must file with the secretary of state’s office in Santa Fe.