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  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Aug. 18, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Search for climber unfruitful
    ASPEN, Colo — Final searches for a climber who has been missing since September found no trace.

    The Aspen Daily News reports David Cook, of Corrales, N.M., disappeared during a solo trip to summit peaks in the Maroon Bells area.

  • Water — water everywhere
  • Two nonprofits get $10K each from PNM

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Two Las Vegas area nonprofit organizations will receive $10,000 grants from the PNM Resources Foundation as part of the Next Century of Service Grant program, commemorating the 100th birthday of PNM, the utility announced recently.
    The two award recipients are the Seed-to-Plate Program and MainStreet de Las Vegas.

    “It is an honor for the PNM Resources Foundation to invest this money in our New Mexico communities,” PNM Resources Foundation President Becky Teague said.

  • Trump decries removal of monuments, says ‘history being ripped apart’

    By Julie Bykowicz and Jonathan Lemire
     The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing “the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart.”

    Trump’s remarks came as the White house tried to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative previous comments on last weekend’s racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • World news in brief - Aug. 18, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Hate crimes law might finally pass
    INDIANAPOLIS — Supporters of establishing a hate crimes law in Indiana say they hope their push will overcome longstanding opposition in the Legislature following the deadly violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    The Anti-Defamation League lists Indiana as one of just five states without laws against crimes motivated by biases, such as race, gender, religion and sexual orientation.

  • Weather - Aug. 18, 2017


    HIGH 84°/ LOW 56°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

    6:22 a.m. to 7:46 p.m.


    HIGH 83° / LOW 56°
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.  

  • Fall Convocation
  • Two suspects in Hibbett Sports, Bealls robberies jailed

    A weekend trip to Santa Fe for back-to-school supplies led police to arrest two Mora County men on robbery charges.

    Las Vegas Police Sgt. Michael Ortega was off-duty Sunday, shopping for back-to-school items with his family at the Santa Fe Place mall when he noticed a blue 2000 Chevrolet two-door pickup truck. The truck matched a description tied to recent armed robberies at Hibbett Sports and Bealls department store on Seventh Street in Las Vegas.

  • Suspects sought in shooting

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    The New Mexico State Police is investigating a shooting that occurred the evening of Aug. 14 along the north edge of Las Vegas, where at least one person suffered a gunshot wound.

    About 6:30 p.m., NMSP officers were dispatched to a call about shots fired at the intersection of Eighth Street and Don Gallegos Circle.

  • County fair champ

    Isaac Montoya shows off his goat at last weekend’s San Miguel / Mora County Fair at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds. Montoya, one of many smiling participants in the animal competitions at the 2017 fair, won a round-robin points championship.