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Today's News

  • In Brief - News - Sept. 21, 2012

    Bond measure passes in Pecos
    Voters in Pecos have overwhelmingly approved a $5.4 million bond issue to pay for school improvements.
    “The Pecos School District and our students thank you for your support in making our school district the best in the state,” Superintendent Fred Trujillo said in an e-mail to parents late Tuesday.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 21, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 12 and Sept. 14:
    Lawrence Candelaria, 31, bench warrant: Expired registration
    Joseph Jacobs, 29, failure to pay child support
    Earnest Evans, 65, bench warrant: Failure to appear, disorderly conduct
    Michelle Garcia, 42, disorderly conduct, mental health hold
    Dion Maes, 44, bench warrant: failure to appear
    Richard Romero, 35, two week commitment
    Martin Flores, 30, Adult Probation Office bench warrant: Positive UA

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 21, 2012

    THUMBS UP! Three decades of service. The United World College is celebrating 30 years of bringing the best and the brightest students to the campus. The college — the only such school in the United States — was founded by wealthy entrepreneur Armand Hammer in 1982 and counts Prince Charles among its distinguished patrons and visitors.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 21, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Old Town remained firmly rooted

    While East Las Vegas moved forward as New Mexico’s newest and most vibrant American city in the 1880’s, the west side did not immediately take a back seat. The Romero brothers and many of the early non-Hispanic merchants continued their business establishments in what became La Plaza Vieja (Old Town).

  • Another Perspective - What’s 50 percent of 20?

    “OK, so what’s 50 percent of 20?” My students looked around at one another, wrestling with what was intended as a gift riddle, clueless.

  • Parents Weekend slated for Highlands University

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Parents of New Mexico Highlands University students will have the opportunity to get a taste of campus life during Parents Weekend this Saturday and Sunday.

    “This is going to be an informative, fun and festive weekend for parents,” said Yvette Wilkes, housing director. “First, they’ll learn about academic expectations and all the support services we offer students on campus. Then, the parents will get to relax and enjoy some of the social aspects of campus with their student.”  

  • Dalan Abreu receives Michael Marr scholarship

    Dalan Abreu, a 2012 Las Vegas Robertson High School graduate, has been selected as the recipient of the 31st Annual Michael William Marr Memorial Scholarship. The Marr Scholarship has been awarded annually since the 1981-82 school year to a Robertson student athlete who excelled academically and participated in the football program.

    An outstanding scholar athlete and a leader on and off the field, Abreu participated in four sports and received many awards, including All- District and All-State honors in football and basketball. He served as football team captain.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 21, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Energy Concepts Solar will hold a free Solar Financing Workshop from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 at Charlie’s Spic and Span. The workshop will focus on how people can finance solar upgrades for their homes. To RSVP and for more information, email ben@eccsolar.com or call  454-0614 ext.1.

  • Wagon Mound school building dedicated

    Submitted by the Optic

    The Wagon Mound School community gathered earlier this month to witness the naming and dedication of the Wagon Mound Public School Administration building in honor of two long-time educators, Zack and Eloisa Montoya.