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  • Community garden?

    Their goal is to turn a vacant property owned by the Las Vegas City Schools into a community garden, with the primary mission being to get youth involved in agriculture.

    But the proposal made by Keep Las Vegas Beautiful, a local non-profit group, has hit a speed bump.

  • Family rescued from snow drift

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Rescuers on Wednesday pulled a Texas family from an SUV that had been buried in a snowdrift on a rural New Mexico highway for nearly two days.

    State police said rescuers had to dig through 4 feet of ice and snow to free the Higgins family, whose red GMC Yukon got stuck on U.S. 56 near Springer when a blizzard moved through the area Monday.

  • 3 N.M. rivers on impaired list


    FARMINGTON — San Juan County’s three main rivers, Lake Farmington and the Navajo Reservoir are now on the list of impaired waters in New Mexico.

    The New Mexico Environment Department recently released an assessment of the surface water in the state to comply with the Clean Water Act.

    The Daily Times reports the environment department tested San Juan County surface water in 2010 to compile the report.

  • Block due in state court

    The Associated Press

    Former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. is heading back to court after being jailed last week and dismissed from a drug treatment program.

    Block is scheduled for a release hearing Thursday in state district court.

    The hearing could determine whether he will be released from jail in Santa Fe pending his sentencing.

    Block faces up to 4 1/2 years in prison.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 23, 2011

    In 1911

    Friday, Dec. 22 — To steal a man’s property and then borrow his horses and wagon with which to get away with it is an audacious bit of thievery, which demonstrates that the man who stole the materials for S.L. Barker’s Christmas dinner last night is possessed of plenty of nerve. Leaving a quantity of groceries in his wagon at the hitchrack of the Gross Kelly company on Railroad Avenue, Mr. Barker went to the Santa Fe depot last evening to meet train No. 10. When he returned his wagon was gone. 

  • Looking Ahead - Dec. 23, 2011

    Safe-Ride-Home Service extending hours

    The county’s Safe-Ride-Home Service will be offering rides from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. from Dec. 26 through Dec. 30. On New Year’s Eve rides will be provided from 6 p.m. to 2:30 am. Rides are given from any liquor establishment to your home. Call 429-0336.

  • Weather - Dec. 23, 2011

    Friday
    A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as -3. East wind 5-10 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. A 10 percent chance of snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as zero. North wind 5-10 mph.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. North wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 13.

    Sunday

  • FYI - News - Dec. 23, 2011

    The city of Las Vegas Solid Waste Transfer station will close at noon today, Dec. 23, and will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27, for the Christmas holiday. There will not be a trash pick-up on Saturday or Monday. For more information, call 426-3217.
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    The Optic will be closed from Dec. 24 to Dec. 26 and will reopen on Tuesday.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Dec. 23, 2011

    Community Calendar
    Monday
    TBA — Tri City Basketball tournament in Santa Rosa – varsity
    Tuesday
    Tri City Tournament continues in Santa Rosa
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — Echo food distribution at Helping Hands Inc.
    Tri City tournament concludes
    Thursday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Ranger basketball at Springer, away

  • City gets negative audit

    For the second year in a row independent auditors poring over the city of Las Vegas’ books were unable to say whether the city’s financial statements are accurate.

    The latest audit covers the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2010.