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Today's News

  • Go Fish - Aug. 19, 2016

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catch of the week
    Pecos River: Joshua Valdez, 9, of Santa Fe caught an 18-inch rainbow trout Aug. 7. He was fishing in the Terrero area and using worms.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 19, 2016

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6:05 p.m., Oklahoma City
    Softball
    • City league games, including men’s division title game, 7 p.m., Rodriguez complex

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    MONDAY
    Baseball

  • ‘A low blow’ to veterans

    A San Miguel County van used to transport veterans to and from medical appointments at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque is out of commission after a thief or thieves made off with parts from the van and ripped out wires over the weekend.

    San Miguel County Manager Les Montoya said the county has been forced to suspend the veterans transportation program until it can file an insurance claim and repair the damage that was done.

  • Thrills at Expo, Family Fun Day
  • Rec center closure to begin Sunday

    The Abe Montoya Recreation Center will be closing beginning Sunday to allow the contractor hired to overhaul the facility to begin its work, the city has announced.

    The city is projecting that the rec center will be closed nine to 10 weeks. The city has worked out an agreement with New Mexico Highlands University officials to allow rec center patrons to use the university’s Archuleta Fitness Center during the temporary closure.

    Rec center patrons will be allowed to work out at the Highlands facility beginning Monday.

  • Business incubator grand opening Aug. 22

    By Sharon Vander Meer
    EDC

    The Las Vegas-San Miguel Economic Development Corp., manager of the New Mexico Highlands University Business Hub and Incubator, will host a grand opening at 11 a.m. this coming Monday in NMHU’s Hewett Hall, 1103 National Ave.
    New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela is scheduled to be the featured speaker.

  • West makes changes to drop-off, pick-up areas
  • Authorities ID officer who shot suspect

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS — State police have identified the officer involved in the Aug. 7 shooting of a carjacking suspect near Las Vegas.

    According to a news release from the agency, the officer who wounded the suspect is Carlos Vigil, a two-year veteran of the department.

    According to state police, the suspect, 52-year-old William Wilson, had stolen a vehicle north of Albuquerque and fled before the pursuit ended and Vigil opened fire.

  • Mora Community Health Services hosting open house, barbecue

    Submitted to the Optic

    Mora Valley Community Health Services is marking its 41st anniversary with an open house and barbecue slated for noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday.

    MVCHS began providing medical and dental services in Mora County in 1975. Over the last 41 years, MVCHS added additional programs to meet the medical needs of Mora County residents. MVCHS provides primary medical, dental and behavioral health services, as well as home health, home care, personal care, adult day care, homemaker, and senior center meal and transportation services.   

  • State wants rate hike details

    The Associated Press

    State regulators have ordered an electric utility to outline potential consequences of a recommended rate increase that its company officials have called unreasonable.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission issued the order for Public Service Company of New Mexico last week. The utility has until Tuesday to file a response.