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  • Jail Log - Sept. 27, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 16 and Sept. 20:

    James Marsh, 42, 6-day commitment
    Peter Castillo, 24, 3-day commitment  
    Raymond Ortega, 37, possession of burglary tools
    Joe Romero, 56, Harboring or aiding a felon SM Mag.
    Vicente Gallegos, 37, criminal sexual penetration of a minor, child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, selling or giving alcoholic beverages to minor bench warrant. Sandoval Magistrate

  • Looking Back - Sept. 27, 2013

    In 1963

    Monday, Sept. 23 — Memorial services will be held later this week for Ernest Norris Thwaites, 59, owner and operator of Las Vegas radio station KFUN, who was killed Saturday night in a plane crash east of Albuquerque, near Edgewood. Thwaites was en route to Las Vegas from Albuquerque in his private plane, 400 Charley, an all-metal Cessna 180. The crash was not discovered until early Sunday morning, by Pete Muller of Edgewood, who found the wreckage in a nearby pasture. Thwaites had more than 20 years of flying experience.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 27, 2013

    The AAUW Fall Used Book Sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, weather permitting, at U-7 at Seventh and University. There will be a huge selection of all kinds of books—paperbacks, best sellers, children’s books, inspirational works, art books, classics — great reading and information for every possible interest. Used CDs, DVDs, and audiotapes will be on sale. The book sale will be held outdoors.

  • Weather - Sept. 27, 2013

    Friday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Windy, with a southwest wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20-25 mph, becoming northwest 10-15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    Saturday

  • Correction - Sept. 27, 2013

    A brief in Wednesday’s Optic erroneously reported that a free legal fair would be held today. The legal fair is scheduled for next Friday at the New Mexico Highlands University Student Union Building, 800 National Avenue.

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  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Sept. 27, 2013

    From The Associated Press

    Group backs higher wage

  • Postal board seeks rate hike

    By Andrew Miga
     The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter.

    The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents, citing the agency’s “precarious financial condition” and the uncertain prospects for postal overhaul legislation in Congress.

  • A ‘Richter’ scale for wildfires

    By P. Soloman Banda
    The Associated Press

    DENVER — Federal researchers have been working on a system to measure and predict the destructiveness of wildfires — similar to the way officials use the magnitude scale for earthquakes and other tools to rate and evaluate tornadoes and hurricanes.

  • Judge cleared of wrongdoing

    The state Supreme Court has rejected a request from the Judicial Standards Commission to suspend Mora County Magistrate John Sanchez.

    A written ruling in the case had yet to be filed as of Tuesday morning, but the state’s high court announced its ruling during a hearing last week.