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Today's News

  • ‘Catch the Kid’ doings
  • Autopsy gives few answers in death

    The Office of the Medical Investigator was unable to determine a cause or manner of death for Maxine Patsy Trujillo, the 45-year-old woman whose remains were found in Mora County in February.

    Substantial portions of the body were missing due to animal scavenging, the report states. That, coupled with the decomposition that had already taken place when Trujillo’s remains were discovered on Feb. 14, limited the autopsy that was conducted.

  • Looking Back - July 25, 2011

    In 1911

    Saturday, July 22 — Two hundred and nine students have received instruction at the present summer school of the New Mexico Normal University. This is the largest attendance at any summer school session in the history of the school. Of this number 169 students were enrolled in the normal and teachers’ institute... The Normal University was the first school in New Mexico to inaugurate the custom of conducting summer sessions. The first summer school was held in 1904 when 37 students were enrolled.

  • Looking Ahead - News July 25, 2011

    Water report to be presented Wednesday

    The city of Las Vegas will hold a “Preliminary Engineering Report” meeting from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at the City Council chambers. The meeting will focus on options to make the city’s long term water situation less tenuous. Project options, cost estimates and trade-offs will all be discussed.

  • Weather - July 25, 2011

    Monday
    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming south 10-15 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 5-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 61.

    Wednesday

  • FYI - News

    Level III fire restrictions remain in place in San Miguel County. Under the restrictions, campfires, white gas stoves, open fires, controlled burning, charcoal grills and fireworks are prohibited. All Terrain vehicles without spark arresters and motorcycles and vehicles with catalytic converters are restricted to maintained roadways. Anyone found violating the restrictions could be fined up to $1,000.

  • NM sees record drilling revenues

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico is seeing record amounts of revenue from drilling leases.

  • Grand opening
  • Que Pasa - July 25, 2011

    TODAYHOY
    • Public meetings regarding the proposal to establish conservation partnership and a New National Wildlife Refuge in Northern New Mexico, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 25 at the Mora High School Lecture Hall in Mora and on Tuesday, July 26 in the Donnelly Library Lecture Hall G-35 on the campus of NMHU. For more information, call 425-3581.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Noticias - July 25, 2011

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

    • All Ages Playgroup at Vida Encantada. A free activity for kids, ages zero to 18, where they will be able to play with other kids and build relationships with our Older Friends at Vida Encantada. Every Monday at 3 p.m. Parents must attend with their children, and may bring toys/ activities to share. Contact Etirsa Gamez at 505-510-0185 or Shena Galla 505-425-9362.