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  • Weather - Aug. 8, 2014

    Friday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming light southeast after midnight.

  • Mora’s former school nurse honored

    Submitted to the Optic

    A rousing standing ovation from New Mexico’s school nurses greeted Mora County’s Beatrice Hurtado as she was named New Mexico School Nurse of the Year at the New Mexico School Nurse Association statewide conference recently in Las Cruces.  

    Hurtado not only provides services to 664 students in the Mora Independent School District, but also 200 students in Mora and Colfax counties’ Head Start program in Mora, Cimarron, Springer and Raton.

  • Jail Log - Aug. 8, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 28 and Aug. 4:

    Roybal Estevan, 21, transported from Los Lunas for court
    Joseph Ortiz, 16, transported from Department Of Corrections for court
    George Contreras, 57, aggravated battery on household member
    Jessica Rivera, 26, battery on peace officer, DWI, driving on Suspended/Revoked License, traffic offense
    Anpo Cash, 44, battery/resisting, evading, obstructing an officer  
    Johnny Saiz, 42, criminal trespass

  • Woman files medical pot suit

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A New Mexico physician’s assistant who also is a medical marijuana patient says one of the state’s largest health care providers violated her rights when it fired her following a positive drug test.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Aug. 8, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Hearing set in campaign dispute

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s highest court plans a hearing later this month on a lawsuit by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King in a dispute over campaign contributions.

    At issue in the case before the state Supreme Court is a state law that limits individuals and political action committees to giving no more than $5,200 for a primary election and $5,200 for a general election.

  • Looking for ideas for your yard?

    Submitted to the Optic

    If you are curious about how recent rains have affected our local landscape, you might be interested in touring some of our local gardens. The annual Garden Tour, sponsored by the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation, will be held Saturday. The tour is self-guided, and participants will visit the gardens of several area residents.

    The tour will include the newly renovated Rheua Pearce Park, located along the Gallinas River.

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  • Que Pasa - Aug. 8, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • 41st Annual San Miguel/Mora County Fair, Friday, Aug. 8 - 8:30 a.m. Lamb show followed by goats, steers, and breeding stock, 1 p.m. scavenger hunt, 1 p.m. small animal judging, 2 p.m. horse show, 6 p.m. watermelon eating contest, and 7 p.m. goat roping. Events take place at the fairgrounds off Hot Springs Boulevard going toward Montezuma.