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  • Programs available to help beekeepers

    By Terry Brunner
    Submitted to the Optic
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has lots of resources for New Mexicans who keep bees for profit — and those who have lost hives to colony collapse.
    The federal programs aren’t designed for hobbyists who want to help a critical species, but even small-scale beekeeping operations can qualify for assistance building and protecting their businesses. Terry Brunner, state director of USDA Rural Development, urged beekeepers to research the following programs:

  • Suspect in drive-by charged

    A 30-year-old Mora County man is facing multiple felonies in connection with the drive-by shooting in downtown Las Vegas two weeks ago.
    Las Vegas police obtained an arrest warrant for Marvin Maestas on Tuesday. He had not yet been arrested as of Thursday morning.

  • Fort Union will offer tours

    History and tradition will continue onto this weekend as part of the annual Heritage Week. From the family fun day on Saturday to the candlelight tours also on Saturday at Fort Union National Monument, there will be something for everyone and every age. For your musical enjoyment, Andy Wilkinson and Juan and Brenda Ortega plan to delight the crowd with their guitar and vocal talents. Additionally, if you are looking for a rare item, you may find it at the Junktique/Antique Flea Market, also scheduled for Saturday.

  • Esquibel gets max sentence

    The man who pleaded guilty in May to tampering with evidence in connection with the 2013 murder of Angel Arroyo was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison.
    Gary Esquibel, 32, will receive credit for the 747 days he has already served, meaning that there are less than two years left on his prison sentence. He will be on parole for two years after he is released from prison.

  • Esquibel gets max sentence

    The man who pleaded guilty in May to tampering with evidence in connection with the 2013 murder of Angel Arroyo was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison.
    Gary Esquibel, 32, will receive credit for the 747 days he has already served, meaning that there are less than two years left on his prison sentence. He will be on parole for two years after he is released from prison.

  • Weather - Aug. 7, 2015

    Friday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind becoming south 10-15 mph in the morning. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.
    Saturday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

  • FYI - News - August 7, 2015

    Tax Free Holiday is this weekend

    New Mexico’s Tax Free Holiday kicks off Friday and runs through midnight on Sunday. During those three days, shoppers aren’t charged sales tax on qualifying items like clothing or shoes priced at less than $100, computers priced at $1,000 or less and school supplies priced under $30.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 7, 2015

    Tax Free Holiday is this weekend

    New Mexico’s Tax Free Holiday kicks off Friday and runs through midnight on Sunday. During those three days, shoppers aren’t charged sales tax on qualifying items like clothing or shoes priced at less than $100, computers priced at $1,000 or less and school supplies priced under $30.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 7, 2015

    In 1965

    Friday, Aug. 6 — The Rev. Don Harold Alexander has answered a call to serve as minister of First Christian Church in Las Vegas. He and his wife, Judy, and their son, Don, moved into the parsonage, Seventh at Columbia, last week. Born Jan. 13, 1939 in Tulsa, Okla., the son of the late Dr. William M. Hulett of Denver, he was active from childhood in youth programs at First Christian Church in Oklahoma City.

  • Local radio stations win several NMBA awards

    Submitted to the Optic
    Las Vegas-based radio stations KNMX, KMDZ and KBQL were recently recognized at the New Mexico Broadcasters Association’s 2015 Awards Gala with a total of eight Excellence in Broadcasting Awards.
    KNMX-AM earned a total of six awards, which include: Sports Play by Play with Art Abreu for the state high school basketball game between the West Las Vegas Dons and the Taos Tigers. Abreu also took Sports Talk Show honors with NMHU Coach Craig Snow with their version of the March Madness Bracket-logy Show.