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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 5, 2014

    Donate to local nonprofits this Tuesday
    The Community Foundation Coalition of New Mexico is organizing Give Grande NM, a day of giving dedicated to supporting local causes. On Tuesday, go to www.givegrandenm.org to donate to your favorite nonprofit. Donations you make could be matched. For more on this effort, see today’s editorial on Page 4.

  • Weather - May 5, 2014

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 80. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 45. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, decreasing to 10-15 mph after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Windy, with a west wind 10-20 mph, increasing to 20-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 45. Windy.

    Wednesday

  • FYI - May 5

    The New Mexico State Police will conduct multiple DWI checkpoints in San Miguel and Mora Counties this month. State Police will also conduct multiple DWI Saturation Patrols, random Driver’s License and Registration Checkpoints as well as speed enforcement and occupant restraint enforcement projects throughout May.

  • Naturalization Ceremony Friday at Fort Union

    Submitted to the Optic

    Fort Union National Monument announced its first Naturalization Ceremony to be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the monument located near Watrous. This is an opportunity for some to become the first in their family to earn American Citizenship.

  • Que Pasa - May 5, 2014

    WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7 in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING

  • Give Grande, Las Vegas

    Nonprofit organizations play such a vital role in every community throughout this nation. In some instances they serve as a safety net, engaging in such activities as providing meals to the hungry and shelters for the homeless. In other instances, they serve as advocates for important causes like revitalizing a city’s downtown district and helping out troubled or abused kids.

    In almost every instance, they enrich our communities.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 5, 2014
  • Another Perspective: Acequias important to area

    Indo-Hispanos have created an intimate relationship with the land and growing crops for subsistence for over a hundred years in New Mexico.

    They built acequias — communal irrigation systems — not only to sustain an agricultural lifestyle, but also to nurture an organic and communal way of life. Researchers affiliated with the Rio Grande Bioregions Project initiated a pioneering collaborative, farmer-led, and interdisciplinary study of Colorado and New Mexico acequias in 1995-99.

  • Harge, Darling out at NMHU

    Both of New Mexico Highlands University’s head basketball coaches will end their six-year tenures with the school, the Optic learned late this past week.

    Details were not made clear as of press time, but a source with the school administration confirmed that both coaches Joe Harge and Tiffany Darling are leaving NMHU.

  • District champs!

    The Meadow City figures to be well-represented when the New Mexico state tennis championships begin this Wednesday in Albuquerque.

    Robertson swept to twin team district championships on the boys’ and girls’ sides over the weekend in Taos, also taking home individual championships in boys’ singles, boys’ doubles, girls’ singles and girls’ doubles. RHS will send a total of seven girls and six boys to state. West Las Vegas adds one girl to the mix as well.