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Today's News

  • 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.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - April 5, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Conchas park toilet blown up

    CONCHAS — State police officers have arrested a man suspected of using an explosive device to blow up a portable toilet at Conchas State Park in northeastern New Mexico.

  • Ammo flying off store shelves

    By Michael Virtanen
    The Associated Press

    ALBANY — Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and alarmed by rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores nationwide to keep shelves stocked and even putting a pinch on some local law enforcement departments.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news

    A UNANIMOUS DECISION
    It took more than four hours, but when the mayor and Council emerged from their executive session last Wednesday, they appeared to be on the same page on Dodge’s contract, agreeing unanimously that he will continue as city manager for at least the next 14 months. Let’s hope they worked through the issues they have with one another and that the contract represents a fresh start for all of them.

    A BIG PAY HIKE

  • Nuestra Historia: Conclusion of La Voz; photo acknowledgements

    By Jesus Lopez