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  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 27, 2014

    104th Bean Day kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday with a bean cleaning party at the firehouse in Wagon Mound. Several events take place Saturday, Sunday and Monday including a free barbecue at noon on Monday at the village park.

  • Police called to brawl at fundraiser

    Las Vegas police are continuing to investigate a brawl that broke out at a fundraising event Saturday night and left four people injured.

    Officers were dispatched to El Rialto restaurant on Bridge Street at about 10:15. Saturday night in reference to a fight in progress in the restaurant’s patio. Commander Ken Jenkins, of the Las Vegas Police Department, said there was a fundraising event for a cancer patient going on at the time.

  • State expects higher revenues next year

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    About $285 million should be available in the next budget year for spending increases on state government programs, public education and to offset potential tax cuts, according to a new revenue forecast released Monday.

    If the Legislature and governor agree to put all $285 million into programs and services, that would allow a 4.6 percent increase in spending in the 2016 fiscal year, which begins next July and runs through June 2016.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Aug. 27, 2014

    Optic Staff and Wire
     

  • Looking Back - Aug. 27, 2014

    In 1964
    Friday, Aug. 28 — Two palomino colts belonging to Jack, Hermes of Hot Springs Blvd. were poisoned recently by arrow root weed which has been found growing in the pasture where the animals were kept. Dr. Walton Hawk, local veterinarian, warns the weed is extremely poisonous to stock, and suggests horse owners be alert to observe the plant.. The weed is a member of the milk-weed family and resembles it although not quite as tall. Stalks broken give forth a sticky, milky substance. Of of the Hermes’ colts died, the other is recovering.

  • Weather - Aug. 27, 2014

    Wednesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Thursday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

  • Noticias - Aug. 27, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help with the medical treatment expenses for Joel Baca. He has been receiving medical treatment in Denver at the University of Colorado Hospital and is battling several medical problems. The donation account is under Joel Baca at Wells Fargo bank.

  • 50-year reunion
  • Que Pasa - Aug. 27, 2014

    TODAY
    HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Peony’s Rainbow,” by Martha Weston. Free and open to the public.

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  • Spend it wisely

    San Miguel County Commissioners signed off earlier this month on a one-twelfth-of-one percent gross receipts tax increase in San Miguel County that will go into effect on Jan. 1.

    We must admit that we were uneasy about the approval of the new tax, mostly because San Miguel County and the City of Las Vegas already have some of the highest gross receipts tax rates in New Mexico. We worry about the impact that has on both consumers and on businesses just trying to make ends meet.