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  • Looking Ahead - News - April 12, 2013

    Youth mariachi concert is tonight

    The Las Vegas Youth Mariachi Conference Concert is at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday) at Memorial Middle School. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

  • Weather - April 12, 2013

    A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 7 a.m., then a slight chance of rain showers after 1 p.m. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. East wind around 10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 40. West wind around 10 mph. Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - April 12, 2013

    From The Associated Press

  • Senate plans to stiffen border security

    By Erica Werner
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators finalizing a landmark immigration bill has agreed to require greatly increased surveillance of the border and apprehensions of people trying to cross it, a person familiar with the proposals said Wednesday.

  • Jail Log - April 12, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 2 and April 7:
    From April 2 to April 7
    Andrea Gallegos, 27, Back from 60-day evaluation,
    Anthony Cordova, 46, Failure to pay fines
    Nick Montoya, 46, Driving on Suspended Revoked License
    Tiffany Baca, 24, Positive UA
    Martin Maestas, 36, Trafficking a controlled substance to wit: heroin, trafficking a controlled substance to wit: methemohetamine, Possession of drug

  • North Korea delivers new round of war rhetoric

    By Jean H. Lee
    The Associated Press
    PYONGYANG, North Korea  — North Korea delivered a fresh round of rhetoric Thursday with claims it had “powerful striking means” on standby, hinting at a missile launch, while Seoul and Washington speculated that it is preparing to test a medium-range missile during upcoming national celebrations.

  • Musica Americana concert set for Sunday at Highlands

    Submitted to the Optic
    The New Mexico Highlands University Concert Choir will present a Music Americana concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.
    The concert choir will perform favorites like a Gershwin Songbook by George and Ira Gershwin, God Bless America by Irving Berlin, America the Beautiful by Joseph Joubert, Joyful, Joyful by Mervyn Warren, a medley of songs including Beautiful Dreamer by Stephen Foster, Swingin’ With the Saints, a traditional spiritual, and more.

  • Que Pasa - April 12, 2013

    • Ride to Pride Dinner Event for Veterans, fallen heros and their families, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 12 at the Civic Center. Free of charge, but must have an invitation. For tickets or for more information, contact Ride to pride at 454-9738.
    • Las Vegas Youth Mariachi Conference Concert, 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12 at Memorial Middle School. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 for students and seniors.

  • Another tragedy - Families thought girls were at slumber party

    A fateful drive took the lives of two middle school students early Saturday morning, but their spirit, energy and spunk live on in the memories of their families.

    Kayla Martinez, 14, and Aleandra ”Aly” Sanchez were two of the eight people crammed into a four-door silver Infiniti sedan when the car rolled over into a median on I-25 near Tecolote around 2 a.m. on Saturday. The sedan landed on its roof, and all eight occupants were ejected.

    Police say alcohol, speed and reckless driving were all factors in the crash.

  • Teen may be charged as an adult

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    District Attorney Richard Flores is considering whether to try as an adult the teenage driver who allegedly left the scene of an alcohol-related crash near Tecolote early Saturday morning that left two dead and six injured.

    If Wayne Lovato, 17, of the 2400 block of Calle Bonita in Las Vegas, is tried as an adult and convicted of abuse of a child resulting in death and great bodily harm charges stemming from the case, he could face “significant” prison time , 4th Judicial District Attorney Richard Flores said.