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Today's News

  • Luna seeking input from residents

    Submitted to the Optic

    Luna Community College Board of Trustees Secretary Dan Romero, who represents a huge portion of El Valle, is urging area residents to attend Tuesday’s board of trustees work session. The work session will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Jesse Griego Gymnasium in El Pueblo.

  • Looking Back - March 31, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, March 30 — The “Outstanding Athlete” award of Robertson High School was presented to Lawrence Sandoval at the Second Annual Athletic Recognition banquet of the school at the Flamingo Saturday night. Sandoval, who has participated in football, wrestling and baseball, was selected for the award from a field of five candidates, all seniors and all of whom had participated and lettered, in at least two sports at Robertson. The candidates included Pat Macheski, Nat Kearns, Joe Montano and Byron Perrigo.

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 31, 2014

    Be a hero
    Robertson High School will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 11 at the Mike Marr gym. Call Bryanna Duran at 426-6007 or Donna Ortiz at 429-4698 to sign up. United Blood Services, which is conducting the drive, recommends that donors give blood three times a year.

  • Weather - March 31, 2014

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Windy, with a west wind 10-20 mph, increasing to 20-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 30. Breezy, with a south wind 15-25 mph, decreasing to 5-15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 67. Windy, with a southwest wind 5-15 mph, increasing to 25-35 mph. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. Windy.

    Wednesday

  • Accused school shooter competent to stand trial

    The Associated Press

    ROSWELL — A Roswell judge concluded Friday that the 12-year-old boy accused of opening fire in his middle school gym and injuring two students is competent to stand trial.

    State District Judge Freddie Romero presided over a brief hearing for the boy, who is too young to be tried as an adult.

    Romero set another hearing for the end of April and ordered that the boy be held in Bernalillo County after prosecutors raised concerns about keeping him in a juvenile detention facility near Roswell.

  • Gov seeks to dismiss public records suit

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez is raising constitutional arguments in defending against a lawsuit by The Associated Press. The news organization is seeking public records about her travel and work schedules as well as cell phone calls by the governor and her staff.

    In documents filed Monday in state district court, the governor’s lawyer said a court injunction sought by the AP to enforce the public records law would violate the constitutional doctrine of separation of powers.

  • Scientist to lead energy, water research group

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A scientist from Los Alamos National Laboratory has been tapped to help New Mexico with complex issues related to energy and water science.

    The state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department says Jeri Sullivan Graham will lead the Brackish Water Work Group.

    One of the group’s overarching goals is to identify the state’s brackish water resources and find ways to make it more available and usable as a buffer against drought.

  • Release the records

    “We must operate state government in an open and transparent manner. That is why I have opened up the books of state government by making it easier to access public information. My administration will not use executive privilege to unjustifiably block public access to the activities of state government, as has been done in the past. As public servants, we are accountable to New Mexicans and they should know exactly what their government is doing on their behalf.”
    —   Gov. Susana Martinez, in a message posted on her website.
     

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 31, 2014
  • Another Perspective - One-dimensional healthcare

    With a doctor in the family, I’ve learned some interesting things about our current approach to healthcare. I must mention that the following is based on conversations with three doctors and information from just one healthcare insurance company though I’m told others are doing similar things.