Today's News

  • Jail Log July 22, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 13 and July 18:
    Anthony Pacheco I, 45, two-day commitment
    John Dougherty, 54, larceny, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    William Turner, 58, battery on a household member, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Josette Roybal, 47, DWI (fourth offense), driving on a suspended/revoked license
    Christina Urioste, age unavailable, trafficking, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia
    Richard Marquez, 22, probation violation

  • Editorial Cartoon: July 22, 2016
  • Editorial Cartoon: July 22, 2016
  • Thumbs - July 21, 2016

    Congratulations to Zant Zamora, a 17-year old Robertson High senior who is competing in the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyo., this week. Zamora is entered in three events, team roping, with partner Corey Charley, of Albuquerque, light rifle and trap shooting. Zamora and Charley qualified for the team roping competition by finishing second in the state based on points accumulated at rodeos across the state. The competition wraps up on Saturday. We wish Zamora the best of luck.


  • Inconvenient as it is, the earth is heating up

    It’s hot. Record-breaking hot, for the umpteenth year in a row. Which brings us to an inconvenient truth.

    And with that lead, I probably lost half of this column’s readership. The truth is not only inconvenient, it angers a lot people. There’s just too much spin-doctoring out there for it to be otherwise.

  • Looking Back July 20, 2016

     In 1966

    Thursday, July 14, 1966 — Seven Las Vegas girls have worked all summer at St. Anthony’s Hospital helping patients under the direction of the nursing staff. The older women have sponsored and directed the girls. They are, Mrs. Laura Reynolds, Greta Maloney, Miss Laura Reynolds, Gwen Timm, Sara Moore, Theresa Rubio, Vivanda Guerin, Mrs. Oliver Slade and Dorothy Garcia. Sister Ann Raymond is the hospital administrator.

  • Weather - July 20, 2016


    HIGH 93° / LOW 61°

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    6:02 a.m. to 8:12 p.m.



  • Heading to convention
  • Que Pasa July 22, 2016


    7 p.m.
    Nat Gold Players performance of the Musical, “Nunsense II: The Second Coming” by Dan Goggin. Shows will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Aug. 6 and 7. Friday and Saturday shows at 7 p.m. Sunday matinées at 2 p.m. All shows at Charlie’s Event Center on Douglas Ave. Tickets are: General admission $10 in advance, $12 at the door; and students and seniors over 65, $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets are available online at www.natgoldplayers.com.

    9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Pecos park to host ceremony

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Oath of Allegiance will be taken by 15 applicants during Pecos National Historical Park’s first Naturalization Ceremony, to be held at 1 p.m. on Monday. The new citizens will be entitled to the same rights, obligations, and opportunities as all other Americans, including the ability to vote, hold public office, carry a U.S. passport, serve on a jury, work for the federal government, and serve as an officer in the armed services.