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  • LCC trustees to discuss presidential search committee

    Luna Community College board of trustees is expected to name committee members for the presidential search committee on Tuesday. During a board meeting last Tuesday, board chairman Dan Romero said that each of the seven trustees would recommend an individual from their district to serve on the committee.

    Tuesday’s board meeting starts at 10 a.m. on Aug. 15 at the LCC Student Success Center Board Room.

  • PRC: Mora ambulance to be monitored more closely

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission recently voted to impose new restrictions on Mora County’s ambulance operations, but anyone who’s been following the county’s struggles in this area knows rules, directives and fines don’t create resources.

  • Severe summer weather
  • Zinke supports opening access to Sabinoso Wilderness site

    Las Vegas Optic reports
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday that federal land managers will be working to finalize a process for considering whether to accept a donation of land that will allow public access to a landlocked parcel of federally protected wilderness in northern New Mexico, according to the Associated Press.

    Zinke’s announcement comes nearly two weeks after he toured the area with members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation and local officials.

  • Trump to McConnell: deliver, or step aside

    By Julie Bykowicz and Erica Werner
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump escalated a stunning feud against his top Senate partner Thursday, suggesting Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have to think about stepping aside if he doesn’t deliver on the president’s agenda of health care, taxes and infrastructure.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Aug 13, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Navajo Nation upgrading alerts
    GALLUP — A Navajo Nation official says the tribe is still in the process of buying software for an Amber Alert system for the reservation months after a purchase was under way in the wake of controversy following the killing of a girl.

    Public Safety Division Director Jesse Delmar told the Gallup Independent on Wednesday that the tribe is considering different software vendors that they will interview.

  • Jail Log - Aug. 13, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 5 and 11:
    Alfred Waldo, 37, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
    Chris Sisneros, 43, aggravated DWI (fifth offense), driving on suspended/revoked license, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
    Christopher Tafoya, 27, 30-day commitment, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
    Jerry Martinez, 40, Hold for court,     San Miguel District Court.

  • Weather - Aug. 13, 2017

    Sunday

    HIGH 80°/ LOW 55°
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the morning.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:18 a.m. to 7:53 p.m.

    Monday

    HIGH 81° / LOW 55°
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81.
    Monday night — a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:19 a.m. to 7:52 p.m.

  • Beverly Hughes wins quarterly prize drawing

    Submitted to the Optic

    Park Prescriptions participant Beverly Hughes is winning many times over. She is the first recipient of the program’s first quarterly prize drawing.

    Hughes, who won a $50 Visa gift card, noted that, “It was a win-win, no matter if I won the prize or not.” Hughes, like many of the other participants in the program, finds a plethora of benefits from recreating in the park.

  • Meeting first responders

    First responders are not someone you want to meet most of the time, as they are usually the first people you see during an emergency. But on Saturday, many first responders will be on-site at the third annual Local Emergency Planning Committee Expo, which will allow attendees to talk and meet many police officers and firefighters personally.