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Today's News

  • NM drought said likely to continue

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State water officials say the prospects are bleak that seasonal rains will provide much relief from the drought gripping New Mexico.

    Legislators were told Monday by the State Engineers Office that the precipitation outlook for June to August is likely below normal for the eastern two-thirds of New Mexico and the odds favor above normal temperatures for most of New Mexico.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 12, 2013

    Optic staff and wire

    Trust lands provide $48M
    SANTA FE — Royalties from leases and oil and natural gas production on New Mexico trust land netted nearly $48 million in revenue in May.
    The revenue coming into the State Land Office each month supports public schools, universities and hospitals.
    New Mexico Land Commissioner Ray Powell says the goal is to create jobs while protecting the state’s working lands.

  • Looking Back - June 12, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 12, 2013

    Kiwanis Outdoor Show is Saturday

    Third Annual Sunrise Kiwanis Outdoor Show is taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The event features games, prizes, food, music, contests and educational displays. Free admission and open to the public.
     

  • Weather - June 12, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 91. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 60. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    Friday

  • Que Pasa - June 12, 2013

    FRIDAY VIERNES
    • Ride to Pride’s Raising of the flag for Flag Day, 11 a.m. on Friday, June 14 at 47 Alameda Road. There will be refreshments, and it is open to the public. The Ride to Pride’s veteran program flag designed by Dereck Martinez of Rociada will raise along with the U.S. and New Mexico flag. Zoe Martinez, a fifth-grade student from Señora Valencia’s class at Don Cecilio Elementary took second in the flag design contest.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Car show Saturday
  • Making a difference

    It may have started off as a master’s thesis project, but the Parachute Factory makerspace that Las Vegas native Mariano Ulibarri launched in February is still going strong. And we, as a community, are better off because of it.

    A makerspace is a do-it-yourself environment that brings people together to create, tinker and repair items. The makerspace movement has its foundation in Hacker Scouts, a national nonprofit that formed in Oakland, Calif., in 2012, to help kids build skills and creativity in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 12, 2013
  • Work of Art — All kinds of good stuff

    A delayed Christmas present for our three grandchildren was the promise of a trip to a place called Hinkle’s Family Center in Albuquerque. Replete with bumper cars, bungee jumping, bumper boats, a racetrack and video games, Hinkle’s must have hosted all of the Duke City on Sunday.