https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en City schedules meeting for termination of City Clerk https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/city-schedules-meeting-termination-city-clerk <p> A special of City of Las Vegas meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, with &quot;removal of City Clerk&quot; Cassandra Fresquez as one of two business items on the agenda.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Appointment of Danielle Sena as the interim City Clerk is the other business item for the meeting, set for 4 p.m. at City Hall on North Grand. An executive session is also on the agenda.</p> Senate approves bill requiring background checks on all gun sales https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/senate-approves-bill-requiring-background-checks-all-gun-sales <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">The New Mexico state Senate narrowly approved a bill Thursday that would require just about anyone buying a firearm to undergo a background check.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">This legislation has been a priority for gun control advocates, but all 16 Republicans and four Democrats in the Senate said it would not prevent the sort of mass shootings that have spurred calls for such laws.</span></p> Jail Log - Sunday's Optic, Feb. 1, 2019 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/jail-log-sundays-optic-feb-1-2019 <p> <b style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 9px; text-align: center;"><i>The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 6 and Feb. 13, 2019:<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></i></b></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Timothy Bachicha, Transport Order For Court.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Steven R. Cordova, Burglary (Dwelling House).</span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Ambers Urioste-Faye, Apo Arrest Order.</span></p> Reading group explores links: humans and forests https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/reading-group-explores-links-humans-and-forests <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kyle_rose-forestry_rgb.jpg" alt="Highlands University Professor Kyle Rose leads a reading series at Donnelly Library on the subject of human and forest communities." title="Highlands University Professor Kyle Rose leads a reading series at Donnelly Library on the subject of human and forest communities." align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-size: 10px; font-family: Palatino;">An upcoming reading group at New Mexico Highlands will explore the interaction between and among forest and human communities.</span></p> <p class="p5"> Kyle Rose, a Highlands University forestry professor, will lead the Forest Communities reading group.</p> <p class="p5"> &ldquo;We live in New Mexico surrounded by forests and we both recreate in them and depend upon them,&rdquo; Rose said. &ldquo;The continued function of forests is important for both the ecology and economy of Northern New Mexico.&rdquo;</p> What happens next in life is of prime importance https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/what-happens-next-life-prime-importance <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kraftricknew_45.jpg" alt="Rick Kraft" title="Rick Kraft" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px; text-align: justify;">So much of life is what happens to us. So much of life is what we do with what happens to us. What is important in our life today isn&rsquo;t what happened yesterday, but what happens next.</span><span class="Apple-converted-space" style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px; text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</span></p> Campos should focus on ‘micro’ rather than ‘macro’ https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/campos-should-focus-%E2%80%98micro%E2%80%99-rather-%E2%80%98macro%E2%80%99 <p> <span style="font-size: 10px; font-family: Palatino;">With the third-longest-serving senator representing them, San Miguel, Mora and other District 8 counties should be getting more results on specific bills from Sen. Pete Campos.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Yes, the senator, who has served since 1990. Introduced a few important bills this year, but we need someone that can lead the entire state and still get help to meet the needs of constituents.</span></p> Editorial Cartoon Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/editorial-cartoon-sunday-feb-17-2019 <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2_17_19_cartoon.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="117" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Editorial Cartoon Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019</p> There’s a renaissance on Railroad Avenue https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/there%E2%80%99s-renaissance-railroad-avenue <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/affeldt_allan_mug.jpg" alt="Allan Affeldt" title="Allan Affeldt" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-family: Palatino; text-align: justify; font-size: 10px;">This is a thank you to City of Las Vegas! All old city neighborhoods struggle with inadequate parking because they weren&rsquo;t designed for the many cars that business relies on today: You can&rsquo;t have healthy families without decent jobs, which require successful businesses.</span><span class="Apple-converted-space" style="font-family: Palatino; text-align: justify; font-size: 10px;">&nbsp;</span></p>