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  • Looking Back - July 13, 2012

    In 1962

    Thursday, July 12 — A break-in at Spic and Span Bakery was reported to City Police this morning by Manuel Benavidez who said that as far as he could tell only some doughnuts and cookies had been taken.

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 13, 2012

    Investment fraud seminars to be held next week

    Investment Fraud Seminars will be held at 5:15 p.m. this Monday and at noon on Tuesday, both at the Council Chambers in City Hall. For more information, call Tasha Martinez at 426-3286.

  • Zipline opens in Angel Fire

    Submitted to the Optic

    Angel Fire Resort opened a multi-station Zipline Tour at the summit of the Angel Fire Resort ski mountain last Friday. The Angel Fire Zipline Adventure Tour is the first of its kind in New Mexico.  On the signature segment of the tour, adrenaline seekers will fly 50 stories above the forest floor as they traverse from peak to peak, side by side, on a 1,600-foot tandem zipline.

    The highly anticipated Zipline Tour is giving visitors a reason to make Angel Fire one of their primary stops this summer.

  • NM on verge of repossessing computer

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The administration of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is on the verge of taking back the state’s $11 million supercomputer known as Encanto from the nonprofit group set up to operate it.

    The administration has told the New Mexico Computing Applications Center it plans to repossess the machine because the group can’t pay its bills or perform necessary upkeep, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 13, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Lake filled with ash and silt
    RUIDOSO — Bonito Lake north of Ruidoso is no longer viable as a drinking water source for the city of Alamogordo after a wildfire filled the body of water with silt and ash.
    The Ruidoso News reports that the lake known as a fishing and camping retreat now has the odor of charred trees and rotting fish in the air.
    Justin King, public works project manager for Ruidoso, says it will take several years of dredging to correct the problems.

  • Weather - July 13, 2012

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 58. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming west after midnight.


  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - July 13, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! THIS IS JUSTICE? We understand the outrage being felt in Las Vegas over the fact that Jay Quintana, the former Robertson High School teacher and coach, has pleaded guilty to criminal sexual penetration of a minor and yet will face no jail time. Indeed, it’s difficult to see how justice is being imposed when Quintana is admitting to using his position as a role model and a teacher in the worst kind of way, then gets to walk away a free man.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 13, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Governor pardons Magee; Sec’s kingdom falls

    The same day a jury found Carl Magee guilty of criminal libel on June 22, 1923, Judge David Leahy spared no words as he sentenced the editor to a year in jail.

    “No, Carl Magee,” said Judge Leahy, “you, and others of your kind — and thank God they are mighty few — are a greater menace to civilized society, to the lives and liberties of the people generally, than is the cow thief or horse thief.”

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