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  • Foster parent information meeting Wednesday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The public is invited to an information meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, to learn about foster and adoptive parenting opportunities with New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. The information meeting will be held at the local CYFD office at 2518 Ridge Runner Road.

    Currently there are 36 children in San Miguel County in the foster care system. There is a need for more foster parents in this community.

  • Light pole strike
  • ACLU holds protest at Port of Entry

    The Associated Press

    COLUMBUS — Joining a national effort, immigrant advocates held a protest Wednesday and passed out educational material at a New Mexico border entry amid a surge of children entering the U.S. and anger over their detention.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - July 11, 2014

    The Associated Press
     

  • Judge asked to toss case

    The attorney representing a former Rogers Mortuary employee accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the company is asking a judge to throw out the case, arguing that prosecutors erred in how they charged his client.

  • Summer learning - Program focuses on math, science

    Summer months usually mean a break from the classroom for some students. But for more than 150 students, three weeks of summer vacation was back in the classroom in a non-traditional way. They all participated in the free 21st Century summer program that was geared towards science, technology, engineering and math. The children between kindergarten through eighth grade aged spent three weeks learning in various hands-on techniques.

  • No major problems during Fiestas

    Gov. Susana Martinez received a mostly warm reception as grand marshal of Saturday’s Fiesta Parade, although she faced some critics along the route.

    And while there were a few minor altercations over the holiday weekend, Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said overall it was quiet with no major incidents to report.

  • NM leads nation in alcohol deaths

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico leads the nation when it comes to deaths related to excessive alcohol use.

    A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that New Mexico experienced more deaths per capita that were attributable to alcohol. That rate of 51 deaths per 100,000 people was more than any other state.

    “New Mexico has very much struggled with alcohol,” Laura Tomedi, an alcohol epidemiologist for the New Mexico Department of Health, told The New Mexican (http://bit.ly/1q8B4Sn).

  • Looking Back - July 9, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, July 13 — The Fishing Derby, directed by John L. Padilla, drew about 250 participants. Padilla said, “Those who came had a lot of fun. Those who didn’t, we are sorry, missed out.” Prize-wining catches were made by David Gonzales, first fish; Donald Lopez, biggest fish, 11 inches; Chuck, Martinez, limit of fish; and Ricky Garcia, smallest fish, The derby was held at Harris Lake, north of town.

  • Looking ahead - News - July 9, 2014

    VFW Post meeting
    VFW Post 1547 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the post home on Mills Avenue. The meeting is important, and all VFW members are asked to attend.