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  • Looking Back - Feb. 12, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 12, 2014

    Story time at Carnegie
    Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Care Bears: Special Delivery” by Quinlan B. Lee. Free and open to the public.
     

  • Weather - Feb. 12, 2014

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. East wind 10-15 mph, becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. West wind around 15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 70.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:51 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.

  • Dept. of health to host flu clinic Thursday in Rociada

    Submitted to the Optic
    The New Mexico Department of Health’s San Miguel Public Health Office will host an outreach clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the fire department in Rociada. The immunizations are available to the public and free of charge.
     Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season, especially people in the following groups because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications:

  • Luna eases nepotism rules

    The Luna Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday night to exempt themselves from the school’s nepotism policy, a move that opens the door for the hiring of any of their relatives.

  • H.U. community greets provost

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University campus community turned out to meet Teresita Aguilar, the university’s new provost and vice president of academic affairs, at a reception Feb. 6.

    The university’s Women Studies Program sponsored the reception for faculty, staff and students. Sociology professor Erika Derkus and history professor Kristie Ross co-direct the program.

  • State budget fails in House on tie vote

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A $6.2 billion budget proposal failed in the House on a tie vote Friday as Republicans and Democrats clashed over education spending and school-improvement initiatives advocated by GOP Gov. Susana Martinez.

    Republicans were joined by one Democrat — Rep. Sandra Jeff of Crownpoint — in opposing the measure.

  • Alleged DUI driver facing 3 felonies

    Las Vegas Optic

    A 30-year-old Las Vegas woman was arrested and charged last week with driving drunk and three counts of felony child abuse after she crashed her vehicle into the Highlands University golf course last Monday evening, according to court documents.

    Police say Krystle R. Alarcon had her three young children — ranging in age from 2 to 5 — in the vehicle with her at the time of the accident.

    The children were transported to the hospital by ambulance and all were medically cleared and released to a family member.

  • Weather - Feb. 10, 2014

    Monday
    A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. South wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 40 percent chance of snow at night. Cloudy, with a low around 16. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming light and variable in the evening.

    Tuesday
    A 10 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 26.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Feb. 10, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Ambulance hijacked

    ALBUQUERQUE — Authorities say an Albuquerque ambulance worker catching some sleep in the back of his vehicle woke up to find himself the victim of a carjacking.
    Police have arrested a man and a woman accused of driving off in the ambulance around 3 a.m. Saturday while it was parked outside Lovelace Medical Center in downtown Albuquerque.