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  • KNMX-AM named ‘Station of the Year’

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas based radio stations KNMX, KMDZ and KBQL were awarded 10 Excellence in Broadcasting Awards from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association earlier this month. The awards were presented at the association’s 2013 Awards Gala.

    One of the honors names KNMX-AM as Station of the Year for the sixth time, an unprecedented accomplishment in local broadcasting. Each of the 10 winning pieces was produced by Jacob Garcia.

  • Looking Back - June 21, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 21, 2013

    Eleven-sees at the Museum

    Eleven-sees at the Museum: Valmora, A Place of Inspiration, 11 a.m. this Saturday at the city museum. Dorothy Simpson will discuss the creative efforts of patients and staff at the Valmora Sanatorium. For more information, call 426-3204.

  • Weather - June 21, 2013

    Friday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Breezy, with a south wind 15-25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Saturday

  • Jail Log - June 21, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 12 and June 17:

    Kristen Hoogerhuis, 25, failure to appear, disorderly conduct, resisting evading an officer
    Brenda Gonzales, 44, robbery, intimidation of a witness
    Peter Scott, age unavailable, reckless driving, speeding
    Jeanette Tafoya, age unavailable, aggravated assault
    Joseph Herrera, 46, types of trespass
    Jerome Montano, 24, aggravated assault
    Teddy Manzanares, 33, 7- day sanction

  • Honoring ‘Old Glory’
  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 21, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Body pulled from lake

    ALBUQUERQUE — A body pulled from Lake Michigan has been identified as that of a University of Chicago student from Albuquerque.
    The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said that 20-year-old Austin Hudson-LaPore was recovered from the lake early Wednesday by Chicago police after the body was spotted by a fisherman. The third-year student was last seen around 8:30 p.m. on June 12 at his apartment near the university’s campus.

  • Successful fund raising
  • Fracking fuels water fights

    By Garance Burke
    The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO — The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation’s driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth’s surface.

    Hydraulic fracturing, or the drilling technique commonly known as fracking, has been used for decades to blast huge volumes of water, fine sand and chemicals into the ground to crack open valuable shale formations.

  • East terminates 2 principals

    It was an emotional day at Las Vegas City Schools on Monday as Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez notified several staff members that they may be reassigned or soon find themselves out of a job.

    Citing budget cuts, McNellis-Martinez confirmed to the Optic on Tuesday that she is cutting two principal positions, four clerical positions, a Central Office position in the human resource office, an administrative assistant, two librarian positions and the director of transportation and maintenance post. The cuts go into effect for the upcoming school year.