Today's News

  • Zipline opens in Angel Fire

    Submitted to the Optic

    Angel Fire Resort opened a multi-station Zipline Tour at the summit of the Angel Fire Resort ski mountain last Friday. The Angel Fire Zipline Adventure Tour is the first of its kind in New Mexico.  On the signature segment of the tour, adrenaline seekers will fly 50 stories above the forest floor as they traverse from peak to peak, side by side, on a 1,600-foot tandem zipline.

    The highly anticipated Zipline Tour is giving visitors a reason to make Angel Fire one of their primary stops this summer.

  • NM on verge of repossessing computer

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The administration of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is on the verge of taking back the state’s $11 million supercomputer known as Encanto from the nonprofit group set up to operate it.

    The administration has told the New Mexico Computing Applications Center it plans to repossess the machine because the group can’t pay its bills or perform necessary upkeep, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 13, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Lake filled with ash and silt
    RUIDOSO — Bonito Lake north of Ruidoso is no longer viable as a drinking water source for the city of Alamogordo after a wildfire filled the body of water with silt and ash.
    The Ruidoso News reports that the lake known as a fishing and camping retreat now has the odor of charred trees and rotting fish in the air.
    Justin King, public works project manager for Ruidoso, says it will take several years of dredging to correct the problems.

  • Weather - July 13, 2012

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 58. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming west after midnight.


  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - July 13, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! THIS IS JUSTICE? We understand the outrage being felt in Las Vegas over the fact that Jay Quintana, the former Robertson High School teacher and coach, has pleaded guilty to criminal sexual penetration of a minor and yet will face no jail time. Indeed, it’s difficult to see how justice is being imposed when Quintana is admitting to using his position as a role model and a teacher in the worst kind of way, then gets to walk away a free man.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 13, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Governor pardons Magee; Sec’s kingdom falls

    The same day a jury found Carl Magee guilty of criminal libel on June 22, 1923, Judge David Leahy spared no words as he sentenced the editor to a year in jail.

    “No, Carl Magee,” said Judge Leahy, “you, and others of your kind — and thank God they are mighty few — are a greater menace to civilized society, to the lives and liberties of the people generally, than is the cow thief or horse thief.”

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  • Que Pasa - July 13, 2012

    • North American Butterfly Association’s New Mexico count, Gallinas area counters will be in the field all day, on Friday, July 13, weather permitting. Beginning “butterfliers” and young people are welcome. Meet at 8:30 a.m.,at the fishing - ice-skating pond in Montezuma. For more information, contact Sonya Berg at ssberg@kitcarson.net or at 425-6680.


  • Noticias - July 13, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • The city of Las Vegas Utilities Department has re-opened its utility payment center at City Hall at 1700 North Grand Ave. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is for payments only.

    • The Las Vegas unit of the American Red Cross helps individuals who have suffered a house fire plus engages in other emergency activities. Meetings are one Tuesday evening a month at 6 p.m. Those interested in becoming volunteers may contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224 or conniec@desertgate.com.