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Today's News

  • County Fair time

    It is the time of the year that many young livestock enthusiasts have been waiting for. It is time for the 44th annual San Miguel/Mora County Fair.

    There is no cost to attend this year’s fair, but fair organizers are accepting donations. The fairgrounds are located off located off State Road 65 north of Las Vegas going toward Montezuma and runs until Saturday evening.

    “We will appreciate any donations,” Ted Roybal, president of the fair board, said. “We encourage people to come out and enjoy this year’s fair.”

  • Texas man, accused of San José store crimes, faces more charges

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    A Texas man whose allegations include armed robbery, endangering a child and stealing a vehicle at a Pecos-area store late last month is now facing a long list of charges that could still grow.

    Lane Reed, 23, of Killeen, Texas, was booked into the Sandoval County Detention Center July 25 after a chase and shootout that ended without major injuries.

  • Ghost of a chance
  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Aug 9, 2017

    Wire and staff reports
    ‘Cow’ fire officially put out
    Fire managers on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest called the lightning-caused Cow Fire out Monday at noon.

    The fire started on July 18th in slash and dead and down timber within the burn scar of the 2000 Viveash Fire.  Natural drainages and the rocky landscape helped fire crews contain the small fire to around seven acres.  The Cow Fire also received a significant amount of monsoonal moisture.

  • Time running out on N. Korea

    The following editorial recently appeared in the Jacksonville (Fla.) Daily News.

    It’s as if North Korean President Kim Jong Un is doing one of those Verizon commercials repeatedly asking the rest of the world, “Can you hear me now?”

    If there were any doubt before, the answer now that North Korea has successfully test-fired a missile capable of reaching the interior of the United States is “Oh yes, we hear you now. And we don’t like what we are hearing.”

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 9, 2017
  • Work of Art: What’s opposite of fiction?

    Back in fifth or sixth grade at Immaculate Conception School, Sister Mary Espantosa ran us through the reading curriculum by telling us that books are generally divided into two classes: fiction and non-fiction. We’d wonder: Is that all? Either it’s fiction or it’s not?

  • Cowboys in RMAC cellar

    About to kick off his debut season as New Mexico Highlands University head football coach, Marty Fine can at least look forward to laboring unburdened by high expectations.

    The Cowboys were picked to finish in the cellar of the 11-school Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference gridiron ranks this coming season, according to a preseason coaches’ poll.

  • RMAC football: Wolves again lead the pack in predictions

    RMAC and Optic reports

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado State-Pueblo sits atop the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football preseason coaches’ poll for the fifth consecutive year.

    The ThunderWolves have been a preseason favorite since 2013. In a four-year span, the Pack has won three RMAC championships (2013, 2014, 2016) and an NCAA Division II national title (2014). CSU-Pueblo garnered 93 points and four first-place votes in this year’s coaches poll after finishing the 2016 season 8-2 in the RMAC and 8-3 overall.

  • WLV, Pecos cheer champs recognized

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Several New Mexico state championship teams from the 2016-17 school year hailed from northeastern New Mexico. With the start of school approaching, a few of them are already gearing up for another season.

    Coach Isabel Cavazos and her West Las Vegas cheer squad, as well as coach Jessica Flores and Pecos’ cheerleaders, are among the first to jump back into the fray. West won state in Class 1A-4A co-ed cheer, while Pecos took the title for Class 3A cheer at the state spirit competition this past March