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Today's News

  • Mora High School - 2011 Graduates

    Submitted to the Optic

    Charles B. Alcon

    Franceska Jo Alexander

    Eric Zachary Casados

    Joey Chavez

    Derek J. Cordova

    Manuel J. Duran

    Margaret Bianca Duran

    Monique Marie Duran

    Tempra Rose Fields

    Samantha S. Gamel

    John Garcia

    Joshua Daylon Garcia

    Sonya Cheyenne Gonzales

    Adam Steven Laumbach

    Andrew M. Lesse

    Jessica Monique Lucero

    Adam Jared Maes

    Jeremy Martinez

  • Wagon Mound High School - Graduates 2011

    Submitted to the Optic

    Shanise Gallegos

    Jose Garcia

    Loriah Gonzales

    Andrea Romero
     

  • United World College - USA 2011 Graduates

    Submitted to the Optic

    Mounia Abousaid,
    Morocco

    Ifeoluwatari Ajadi,
    United Kingdom

    Dereck Antonio Shakeel Alleyne,
    Barbados

    Safa Al-Saeedi,
    Yemen

    Daniel Alejandro Andressen Tomas,
    Venezuela

    Moustapha Amadou Tidjani Abdou,
    Niger

    Esteban Arguedas Chacon,
    Costa Rica

    Anastasia Asmoro,
    Indonesia

    Zeinab Bailoun,
    Lebanon

    Stuart Bartlett,
    United States - Expatriate

  • BREAKING: Five area youths injured in I-25 wreck

    Five Las Vegas youths were transported to a Santa Fe hospital Wednesday afternoon after the vehicle they were traveling in crashed into a median on Interstate 25 between Pecos and El Dorado and rolled several times, according to state police.

    The driver of the vehicle, 18-year-old Ty Lewis, sustained the worst of the injuries — an apparent skull fracture, Sgt. Tim Johnson said. But he added that at this point, it appears that he is going to be fine.

    Lewis is a graduating senior at Robertson High School.

  • East wants to add principals

    Interim Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez’s plan for boosting student achievement at the Las Vegas City Schools district includes finding the money so that every elementary school in the district will have its own principal.

  • Hantavirus kills 35-year-old man

    By Susan Montoya-Bryan
    The Associated Press

    State health officials on Monday urged people to take precautions when cleaning summer cabins and storage sheds to protect against hantavirus pulmonary syndrome after the infection claimed its latest victim in New Mexico.

    The state Department of Health said a 35-year-old Torrance County man has died from hantavirus. The department did not release his name.

  • Grant pays for new county trucks

    San Miguel County has replaced four of its old vehicles with four brand new ones that burn cleaner thanks to nearly $516,000 in federal stimulus funding.

    The stimulus money — awarded through a one-time Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant from the New Mexico Environment Department’s Air Quality Bureau — was also used to buy 10 diesel-fueled fired engine heaters for public works diesel vehicles.

  • High-speed chase leads to charges

    A 27-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested and charged Saturday for leading state police on a high-speed chase that finally ended near Pastura when the brakes of his vehicle locked, forcing the vehicle to skid, go airborne and crash into a highway fence, according to a court document.

    Erminio Archuleta, of the 3500 block of Lois, is charged with aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, Driving while under the influence of liquor or drugs, negligent use of a deadly weapon,  and having an open container inside his vehicle.

  • Mora schools plan has parents upset

    A budget balancing plan put forth by Mora Independent Schools Superintendent Thomas Garcia is causing a stir.

    Garcia is proposing that a teacher who currently teaches elective or vocational courses be made a part-time employee to help plug a roughly $110,000 shortfall in the upcoming budget. No decision has been made on what specific program would be targeted.  

    ”It would impact music, the band, shop and I think the librarian,” said school board member George A. Trujillo, who is against the plan.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Friday, May 26 — Three convicts employed in the road construction camp recently established on Tecolote hill by Cleofes Romero, warden of the territorial penitentiary at Santa Fe, escaped some time Wednesday night. No trace of the men has been discovered although the officers are making a careful search for them. The men are accorded considerable liberty in the road camps, being regarded somewhat in the same position as trusties.