Local News

  • Weather - Sept. 21, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind around 10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 50. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming light and variable in the evening.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 47.


  • In Brief - News - Sept. 21, 2012

    Bond measure passes in Pecos
    Voters in Pecos have overwhelmingly approved a $5.4 million bond issue to pay for school improvements.
    “The Pecos School District and our students thank you for your support in making our school district the best in the state,” Superintendent Fred Trujillo said in an e-mail to parents late Tuesday.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 21, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 12 and Sept. 14:
    Lawrence Candelaria, 31, bench warrant: Expired registration
    Joseph Jacobs, 29, failure to pay child support
    Earnest Evans, 65, bench warrant: Failure to appear, disorderly conduct
    Michelle Garcia, 42, disorderly conduct, mental health hold
    Dion Maes, 44, bench warrant: failure to appear
    Richard Romero, 35, two week commitment
    Martin Flores, 30, Adult Probation Office bench warrant: Positive UA

  • Middle East violence rocks presidential race

    By Brian Bakst and Charles Babington
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Middle East violence is shaking up a presidential race that otherwise looks stubbornly stable, and tight. President Barack Obama holds a tiny edge, Republican Mitt Romney is seeking a breakthrough message, and three debates are ahead in the campaign’s final seven weeks.

  • Parents irate over school meals

    A revolting piece of ham served to one Memorial Middle School student last week has become the symbol for what’s wrong with school lunches at Las Vegas City Schools, and fed- up parents are saying “enough.”

    The ham, along with canned green beans, canned sweet potatoes, packaged graham crackers and half an apple, was served to East students last Wednesday. Someone photographed the lunch tray and posted it on Facebook, and the posting is drawing quite a bit of attention, with some parents saying they now know why their children are coming home hungry.

  • Mid-air Magic
  • Medite water line leak plugged

    Months after the city of Las Vegas water department began the arduous task of lining everything up to plug a massive water leak, the job has been completed.

    Albuquerque Underground Inc., the contractor hired, completed the job on Sept. 7.

    The old Medite line had been losing an estimated 80 gallons of water a minute, and the problem has been on the city’s radar for months.

  • Luna may have violated state ban

    The two-page spread in Luna Community College’s weekly newsletter earlier this month touted the benefits of Higher Education Bond C, asking readers to “vote for” it.

    State law allows colleges and universities to educate voters about bond issues, but there has been a longstanding ban on advertising by state institutions that calls on voters to vote for a particular bond issue.

    The Luna advertisement appeared in its Sept. 4-9 edition. Luna officials took immediate action when the Optic brought the issue to its attention earlier this month.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 19, 2012

    In 1962

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 19, 2012

    Taos Revolt of 1847 to be discussed

    Taos Revolt of 1847: The Murder of Governor Bent historical discussion will be featured at 7 p.m. this Thursday at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025.