Today's News

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  • Que Pasa - Aug. 1, 2014

    • Over the Edge Part 7, an original comedy about Las Vegas, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, Saturday, Aug. 2; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 at Sala de Madrid on the NMHU campus. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 seniors, and $5 for students with valid ID.

  • Ebola outbreak prompts warning

    By Mike Stobbe
    AP Medical Writer
    NEW YORK  — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.
    The travel advisory applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the deadly disease has killed more than 700 people this year.
    “The bottom line is Ebola is worsening in West Africa,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who announced the travel warning.

  • Lawyers volunteer to help detainees

    The Associated Press
    ARTESIA — Attorneys from around the country have been traveling to a temporary detention center in New Mexico to provide pro-bono representation to immigrants there.
    Around a dozen immigration attorneys recently arrived in Artesia from Colorado, Nevada, New York and Minnesota, the Albuquerque Journal reported. Advocates said the lawyers are needed since many of the women and children from Central America were being deported.

  • Council OKs ‘luring’ funds

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — A sharply divided Santa Fe City Council voted Wednesday to spend up to $100,000 to try to lure “The Bachelor” to the northern New Mexico city.
    By a vote of 5-4, councilors approved a funding request from the convention and visitors bureau to try to get the ABC dating show to film an episode in Santa Fe.
    Supporters say Santa Fe could use a tourism boost and the filming could showcase some of the city’s attractions.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Aug. 1, 2014

    Optic Staff and The Associated Press

    New restaurant halts booze sales  

  • In the Long Run, Part 3
  • NFL teams keeping fingers crossed

    AP Pro Football Writer
    Now that training camps are under  way, team owners and fantasy football fans alike are holding their collective breath, praying to reach the regular season with their rosters intact.
    Chances are they won’t.
    Three playmaking linebackers didn’t even make it through the offseason healthy: Dallas’ Sean Lee, Buffalo’s Kiko Alonso and Atlanta’s Sean Weatherspoon, all hurt in seemingly tame circumstances.

  • Baseball reduces time for Hall vote

    The Associated Press
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.  — Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire will have less time to remain eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot under changes made July 26.

    The Hall of Fame’s board cut a player’s eligibility from 15 years to 10, which gives McGwire a maximum of two more appearances on the writers’ ballot. Bonds, Clemens and Sosa, shunned so far along with other Steroids Era stars, can be considered up to eight more times each by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

  • Juniors set for return

    The Team New Mexico uniforms are pressed. The gear is loaded. And the all-important caravan is ready for a quick hourlong drive down I-25.

    Las Vegas’ juniors softball team will represent all of New Mexico in addition to the Meadow City in the Southwest Regional Championship, which gets under way Saturday morning in Santa Fe.

    The squad, coached by Michael Quintana, Angela Pino and Ernesto Salazar, will play West Texas at 10:30 a.m..