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  • 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.

  • Que Pasa - March 12, 2014

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Friends” by Eric Carle. Free and open to the public.


  • Noticias - March 12, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Too much overtime

    The amounts are shocking. More than $9,600 of overtime for one Las Vegas City Schools employee. Another $7,300 in overtime for another district employee.

    Seven city schools employees have received a total of $30,858 in overtime between July 1 and Jan. 29. The district’s total overtime spending for the current fiscal year was just over $41,000.

    So what’s wrong with that? you may be asking. A lot.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 12, 2014