Local News

  • Local Briefs - July 6, 2012

    Optic Staff

    Tree cutting upsets some

    The decision by San Miguel County to cut down two plum trees on the south entrance of the courthouse has upset several people.

    The trees, which San Miguel County Manager Les Montoya said were about 10 feet tall, were cut down on June 25 and June 26.

  • MainStreet spruces up downtown

    Submitted to the Optic

    MainStreet Las Vegas coordinated the installation of 10 Planter Boxes on Douglas Avenue, East Lincoln Avenue and at the Visitor’s Center last Saturday.

    The project was sponsored by Southwest Capital Bank. Twenty-one volunteers led the effort: Michael Cannone, Las Vegas Dollies, Los Hermanos Motorcycle Club, Bill and Kirshon Emerick, Dave and Marcella Korb and MainStreet board members.

  • In Brief - July 6, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Panel to screen judge hopefuls

    SANTA FE — A bipartisan nominating commission meets next month to consider candidates for a state Supreme Court vacancy.
    There’s a July 23 deadline for lawyers to submit applications. The commission meets Aug. 7 in Santa Fe to screen candidates and make recommendations to Gov. Susana Martinez, who’s getting her first chance to make an appointment to the five-member court.

  • Jail Log - July 6, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 26 and July 3:

    Johnathan Lovato, 44, probation violation

    James Valdez, 40, probation violation

    Sarah Montaño, 21, driving on suspended/revoked driver’s license

    Alfred Ulibarri, 41, Adult Probation Office warrant

    Estevan Gutierrez, 24, hold for court-Department of Corrections

    Eric Vigil, 31, dwelling burglary; bench warrant: failure to appear

    Richard Estrada, 41, bench warrant: failure to appear

  • ‘The Vow’s’ real-life couple’s story goes on

    By Troy Turner
    The Farmington Daily Times

    FARMINGTON — The Vow was a box office success and became a money-maker its first weekend in movie theaters, and the book soared to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times best seller list.

    That was all in February and March.

    So what has Farmington couple Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, the true-life twosome who inspired the movie and who are the authors of the book, done lately?

  • Weather - July 6, 2012

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.


  • Looking Ahead - News - July 6, 2012

    Comedy show is Friday

    Steven Michael Quezada Comedy Show featuring Curt Fletcher and Las Vegas native Jose “Joser” Maestas will be at 8 p.m. today (Friday) at Ilfeld Auditorium. General admission: $20; NMHU students with valid I.D.’s pay $15. For advance tickets for all events, call 454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station, studio 103.

  • Looking Back - July 6, 2012

    In 1912

    Monday, July 8 — A gifted Denver lecturer, Mrs. Ida Kruse McFarlane, of the University of Denver, will be in Las Vegas for a week to give a series of lectures at New Mexico Normal University. She has spoken on “London,” and will speak on “Paris,” as well as Shakespeare’s “Othello” and “Antony and Cleopatra.”

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  • Foibles are forgiven in Andy’s Mayberry

    By Martha Waggoner
    The Associated Press

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Andy Griffith’s gift to the show that bore his name wasn’t just the homespun wisdom of the plain-spoken sheriff he played. It was the place he created: a small town where all foibles are forgiven and friendships are forever, full of characters who felt like family.