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Today's News

  • Pecos tracksters thrive in Ft. Sumner

    As a team, Pecos was decidedly middle-of-the-pack in Saturday’s big Fox-Vixen Relays meet in Fort Sumner. But there were several Panthers and Lady Panthers with plenty to celebrate.

    “It was just a great day with individual (achievements),” said coach Leroy Barela. “A number of the kids had personal records.”

    Pecos’ Cassandra C de Baca ran a personal-best 12:45.64 in the girls’ 3,200-meter run, qualifying for state, placing third overall and first among small-school entrants.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 8, 2013

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games: Mariners vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m., Angels vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.; Red Wings vs. Rivercats, 6:15 p.m., Bats vs. Paw Sox, 7:45 p.m., Keyes Park

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Raton, 4 p.m., WLV field
    • Las Vegas Little League games: Owlz vs. Sandgnats, 6:15 p.m., Thunder vs. Paw Sox, 7:45 p.m.; Keyes Park
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Raton, 4 p.m., WLV field

  • Shooting suspect nabbed

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    A 52-year-old Tecolote man is being held in the San Miguel County Detention Center on $40,000 cash only bond after he allegedly got drunk at a friend’s house and shot up the place after he was asked to leave.

  • Russian native becomes U.S. citizen

    Natalia Tucker’s journey to northern New Mexico was improbable.

    Before moving to the U.S., the Russian native lived in the sprawling city of Chelyabinsk, a place with a population of more than 1.1 million. Today, she lives in the rural ranching community of Watrous, population 135, and she teaches a Russian language class at New Mexico Highlands University.

    Tucker, who was recognized by the city’s governing body recently, officially became a U.S. citizen last month.

  • Montezuma Post Office to cut hours

    MONTEZUMA — The small post office here that United World College students rely on to receive and mail packages and letters to their home countries is set to reduce its hours.

  • Senator tours dams, visits Highlands

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich visited New Mexico Highlands University on Tuesday and later met with city officials and toured dams and other water facilities as part of an outreach program the freshman senator is conducting throughout the state.

    Heinrich met with Highlands President Jim Fries and other university representatives such as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Linda LaGrange.

  • Big R holding grand opening Saturday

    Las Vegas Optic

    If the rifle, gun safe and log splitter giveaways aren’t enough to catch your attention, then the autographed George Strait guitar just might be.

    Big R, the new farm and ranch supply store that opened its doors this week, is pulling out all the stops for its official grand opening this Saturday. Besides the giveaways, Big R will provide free pop and popcorn and 25 cent hotdogs.

  • Jail Log

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 27 and April 2:

  • Wagon Mound takes action to protect its drinking water

    Submitted to the Optic

    Concerned about the severe drought, and potential contamination, the Wagon Mound Village Council approved a comprehensive Source Water Protection Plan for the spring that supplies drinking water to their community.

    The Plan, prepared with technical assistance from the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Drinking Water Bureau and New Mexico Tech, provides for increased vigilance against potential sources of contamination, repair of aging water pipes, preservation of water rights and sustainability, and contingencies for emergencies.

  • Lawsuit alleges abuse by former priest

    The Associated Press

    The Archdiocese of Santa Fe was sued Tuesday over sex abuse allegations stemming from the 1980s at a parish in northern New Mexico.

    The lawsuit was filed in state district court on behalf of a 37-year-old man identified only as “John Doe.” It seeks unspecified damages from the archdiocese and St. Anthony parish in Questa.