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Today's News

  • Go Fish - June 14, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, June 11  
    Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using spinner-nightcrawler combinations, crank baits and grubs for walleye. Fishing was good using jerk baits, tubes, senkos, crank baits and worms for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using cut bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. Kelly and Steve Lindsay of Conchas Dam caught their limits of walleye while fishing from a paddle boat. North and Bell Campgrounds are open.   
    Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs in the beaver pond areas.  

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 14, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad, (DH), 4 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League tournament finals: Minors, 4 p.m.; Majors, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • La Plaza Little League tournament final: Angels vs. TBA, noon, Rodriguez Park

    Monday
    Baseball

  • 8 seeking magistrate post

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    The governor’s office has released a list of eight names of those who have applied for the vacant San Miguel magistrate’s job including Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño.

    Montaño said he is nearing retirement after more than 20 years on the force and has been urged by many citizens to run for the job.

  • Bringin’ back the memories - Summerfest a fundraiser for theater

    Roughly three years ago, Joseph Weathers set out to  give back to his community. He soon became involved with various community organizations, but his heart has always been set on re-opening the theater in Mora located near the Mora Spinning Mill, also known as the Tapetes de Lana Weaving Center.

    The Chief theater in downtown Mora was a vibrant and well-attended landmark until it closed in the 1970s. Weathers decided to make it his mission to re-open the theater as part of the “Bring Back the Memories, Mora Valley Theatre.”

  • Task force takes aim at housing

    MOSQUERO — When it comes to buying or renovating a house in the northeast quadrant of New Mexico, there is no shortage of issues that people must contend with.
    They include things like credit issues, difficulty finding financing, old housing stock and contractors who are unwilling to take on a job in remote stretches, given the travel time.

  • NM drought said likely to continue

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State water officials say the prospects are bleak that seasonal rains will provide much relief from the drought gripping New Mexico.

    Legislators were told Monday by the State Engineers Office that the precipitation outlook for June to August is likely below normal for the eastern two-thirds of New Mexico and the odds favor above normal temperatures for most of New Mexico.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 12, 2013

    Optic staff and wire

    Trust lands provide $48M
    SANTA FE — Royalties from leases and oil and natural gas production on New Mexico trust land netted nearly $48 million in revenue in May.
    The revenue coming into the State Land Office each month supports public schools, universities and hospitals.
    New Mexico Land Commissioner Ray Powell says the goal is to create jobs while protecting the state’s working lands.

  • Looking Back - June 12, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 12, 2013

    Kiwanis Outdoor Show is Saturday

    Third Annual Sunrise Kiwanis Outdoor Show is taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The event features games, prizes, food, music, contests and educational displays. Free admission and open to the public.
     

  • Weather - June 12, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 91. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 60. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    Friday