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Today's News

  • In Brief - New Mexico - May 19, 2014

    The Associated Press

    April jobless rate was 6.8 percent  
    New Mexico’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 percent in April, down from 7 percent in March and 6.9 percent a year ago.
    The state Workforce Solutions Department said Friday that the state’s economy lost 4,400 jobs over the year.

  • Looking Back - May 19, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, May 14 — A clean sweep of all the trophies in District 2A tennis was made by members of the Robertson High School squad. Going to the state tournament this weekend are Steve Aragon, singles runnerup; Gene Butterfield; Terry Hill, who with Butterfield, won the district doubles; and Joe Almanzar, district 2A singles champion. The boys are coached by Juan Gallegos.

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 19, 2014

    Story Time
    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Get Up and Go!” by Nancy Carlson. Free and open to the public.

  • FYI - May 19

    The Abe Montoya Recreation Center is now open for regular business hours, but the swimming pool will remain closed until further notice due to roof damage caused by strong wind gusts earlier this month.

  • Que Pasa - May 19, 2014

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Tierra y Montes Soil & Water Conservation District monthly board meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20 at the U.S. Forest Service building. For more information, call 425-9088.

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Get Up and Go!” by Nancy Carlson. Free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - May 19, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Some tragic consequences

    No matter how you look at it, the death of Arcenio Lujan is a tragedy.

    Lujan was shot and killed by two state police officers on May 8 after he reportedly pointed a rifle at them. The officers were there checking in on Lujan because his former supervisor and a friend notified authorities that he appeared to be suicidal.

    By most accounts, Lujan was a good man who was battling addiction to prescription drugs. Addiction is an insidious disease that robs people of their hope and leaves a trail of wrecked lives in its wake.

  • Editorial Cartoons - May 19, 2014
  • Another Perspective: Martinez is helping teachers

    By Tim Lewis

    I know it’s popular in some circles to attack Gov. Susana Martinez as anti-teacher and claim that her education reforms aren’t working. But let me tell you, as a teacher from a family of teachers, those smears don’t reflect the facts. Gov. Martinez has a record that demonstrates she cares about teachers and the students we teach.

  • Lady Cards 4th in state softball fray

    Two losses to Hope Christian doomed the Robertson Lady Cardinals in their quest for a state softball championship this past week in Rio Rancho.

    But they came tantalizingly close to the championship round, and that has them already looking forward to next season.

    Robertson made a deep run that ended in the playback bracket of the Class 3A state tournament; a 10-3 loss to Hope eliminated the Lady Cardinals on Friday afternoon.