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  • Looking Ahead - News - May 13, 2013

    Kiwanis Bike Safety Rodeo is Saturday
    The 22 annual Kiwanis Bike Safety Rodeo will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Saturday at the NMHU Wilson Gym parking lot. Cost is $5 and includes a new helmet or $1 if attendee provides a helmet. Ages 5 to 12. For more information, call 425-3637.

  • Weather - May 13, 2013

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. West wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 46. South wind 10-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind around 10 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.

  • New arrival
  • City ‘won’t run out of water’

    With the snowpack water equivalent at about .2 inches, water flow in the Gallinas at about one-eighth of what it was last year and city reservoirs only being about 65 percent full, 2013 is shaping up to be another difficult year in terms of the city’s water situation.

    But Las Vegas Utilities Direct Ken Garcia says the city has contingency plans in place to ensure that Las Vegas’ water supply doesn’t dry up.

    “We’re not going to run out of water,” he told the City Council during an impromptu water presentation on Wednesday.

  • Train Robbers in training
  • Ortiz breaks tie in favor of beer sales

    It wasn’t a vote that Mayor Alfonso Ortiz seemed happy with casting, but in the end, after councilors deadlocked in a 2-2 vote, Ortiz broke the tie in favor of moving forward with alcohol sales during Train Robbers games at Rodriguez Park.

    Sitting in the audience during the vote was Ray Collins, who lost five families members in a DWI crash in 2006. Earlier in the meeting, during the public comment portion, Collins spoke against allowing beer sales at the park.

  • ‘Generous’ pensions for state lawmakers

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - May 10, 2013

    The Associated Press

  • Jail Log - May 10, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 30 and May 7:
    Jessica Delgado, 34, probation violation positive UA
    Nakia Crespin, 25, failure to appear, driving on suspended revoked license, no registration, driver’s license not in possession. SM Mag. bench warrant
    Arthur Lucero, 43, disorderly conduct LV Municipal
    Gilbert Romero, 27, aggravated DWI, failure to maintain roadways laned for traffic
    Patricia Aragon-Pena, 51, drug court violation, 72-hour hold, BW: criminal damage to property.

  • Workshop to highlight stream restoration project

    Submitted to the Optic

    The first of a series of Landowner Workshops will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. May 18 at Pritzlaff Ranch in San Ignacio.

    The event includes a free lunch, a hands-on stream restoration project and more than 16 staffed information tables. The Ranch and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service invite local landowners and interested parties to join the workshop.