Local News

  • HU professor to conduct research at Johns Hopkins

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands biology professor Carol Linder will complete a research sabbatical this fall in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins University, one of the premier research institutions in the world.
    Linder, a cell and reproductive biology scientist, joined the Highlands University faculty in 2004 and established her Reproductive Biology Laboratory in 2005 with a grant from the National Institutes of Health. Linder developed a mouse colony for her research, which focuses on male infertility.

  • VANISHED - Family’s search for answers continues

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    With the one year anniversary of her niece’s disappearance looming Deddie Rivera is anticipating it with dread and perhaps just a little bit of hope.

    “We’re never going to give up trying to find her,” she says of her 20-year-old niece, Cindy Rivera. “And if keeping her face out there finally leads us to her, then it will have all been worth it.”

  • Supreme Court gives gay marriage historic boost

    By Mark Sherman
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — In a historic day for gay rights, the Supreme Court gave the nation’s legally married gay couples equal federal footing with all other married Americans on Wednesday and also cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.

  • Jaroso blaze threat to area

    It may have started in the Santa Fe National Forest’s Española Ranger District, but the fast moving Jaroso Fire has crossed into the Pecos-Las Vegas Ranger District and is now posing a threat to numerous structures in Ledoux, South Carmen, Upper Rociada, Gascon, Camp Davis and structures along NM 276 and Forest Service Road 60.

  • Looking Back - June 28, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 28, 2013

    Parachute Factory event is Saturday

    Parachute Factory will be offering workshops this Saturday at 146 and 166 Bridge St. Alginate Casting vs. 3D printing workshops, 1:30 to 3 p.m.; 3:30 to 5 p.m. Caffenol Photography, and from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Screen-printing 101. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - June 28, 2013

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the morning. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

  • In Brief - News - June 28, 2013

    Optic Staff and Wire

    Local brewery offering its beer at Dick’s, El Fidel

    Las Vegas’ hometown brewery, New Mexico Craft Brewing Co., is now offering its selection of beers through the bar at Dick’s and also at the El Fidel Restaurant, the brewery announced this week.
    The micro brewery is already the sole provider of beer at the Las Vegas Train Robbers home baseball games and is offered to thirsty tourists and movie stars frequenting the bar at the Plaza Hotel.

  • Jail Log - June 28, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 17 and June 21:
    Antonio Larrañaga, age unavailable, Positive for Cocaine
    Ben Gallegos, 35, Failure to Comply
    Anthony Baca, 31, Driving on Suspended Revoked License
    Crystal Garcia, age unavailable, New Charges
    Travis Ulibarri, 33, Failure to Pay Fines
    Antoinette Armijo, 39, Murder
    Jude Maes, 38, Failure to Pay Fines
    Mario Romero, age unavailable, Failure to Pay Fines
    Lucy Trujillo, 56, Failure to Appear

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 28, 2013

    From The Associated Press

    Low reservoir levels in Santa Fe

    SANTA FE — Municipal reservoirs in Santa Fe are only around one-third full, and officials say they may run dry in three months.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the city this weekend will start tapping stored water to meet summer demand amid the state’s worst drought in decades.