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  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 12, 2013

    Optic staff and wire

    Trust lands provide $48M
    SANTA FE — Royalties from leases and oil and natural gas production on New Mexico trust land netted nearly $48 million in revenue in May.
    The revenue coming into the State Land Office each month supports public schools, universities and hospitals.
    New Mexico Land Commissioner Ray Powell says the goal is to create jobs while protecting the state’s working lands.

  • Looking Back - June 12, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 12, 2013

    Kiwanis Outdoor Show is Saturday

    Third Annual Sunrise Kiwanis Outdoor Show is taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The event features games, prizes, food, music, contests and educational displays. Free admission and open to the public.
     

  • Weather - June 12, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 91. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 60. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    Friday

  • Car show Saturday
  • Grad’s project gets acclaim

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University media arts graduate Mariano Ulibarri put Las Vegas on the map in the makerspace movement when he established the fifth Hacker Scouts guild in the country, with cities like New York, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles following suit.

    Ulibarri’s cutting-edge Parachute Factory makerspace at 166 Bridge St. was featured recently in a story in Getting Smart, a Seattle-based technology and education website.

  • Farmers Market kickoff
  • City awards bid for Breezeway

    The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to award a bid to Lumar Construction Company of Mora for the renovation of the Bridge Street Breezeway.

    Work will include roofing the existing structure, placing light fixtures under the roof canopy and adding electrical outlets to be used by the Arts Council for special events.

    The façade of the Breezeway will also be remodeled as approved by the State Historic Preservation Office.

    Lumar’s base bid for the project came in at $92,000, without gross receipts taxes.

  • Crews making progress on blaze

    Optic Staff and Wire
    More than 2,000 firefighters pressed forward over the weekend in battling two large northern New Mexico wildfires as smaller blazes popped up throughout the drought-stricken state, stretching resources and prompting more warnings.

    The infernos were burning on opposite ends of the Santa Fe National Forest in northern New Mexico sending smoke to nearby communities, including Santa Fe.

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

    The Associated Press

    Drought forces changes at lake
    CONCHAS — The drought is taking its toll on Conchas Lake.
    Officials with New Mexico State Parks have decided to close the Cove and Central recreation areas at the lake, including the boat ramps, until further notice. They say the lake is now at its lowest level since 1940.