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Today's News

  • Parents urged to vaccinate

    The Associated Press
    The New Mexico Department of Health is urging parents to make sure their children are up to date on vaccines.
    In a press release noting that this is National Infant Immunization Week, Department of Health Secretary Retta Ward says parents planning to enroll their babies and young children in summer programs should ensure their children are vaccinated against diseases like whooping cough, measles and chicken pox.

  • Looking Back - May 2, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 2, 2014

    Mariachi Concert

    New Mexico Highlands University presents a Cinco de Mayo concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ilfeld. Admission $5.

     

  • Weather - May 2, 2014

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 67. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 40. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 76. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 46.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 79. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 47.

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:08 a.m. to 7:48 p.m.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 2, 2014

    THUMBS UP! 6,890 POUNDS OF TRASH
    The Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance and close to 100 volunteers spent this past weekend picking up trash for the second annual Gallinas River Clean-up. Numerous organizations came together for the effort. The result: 6,890 pounds of trash and debris was collected from the Gallinas River. Thank you to everyone who took part.

    THUMBS UP TAX TIME HELP

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 2, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Texas invasion foiled, Gov. Armijo rallied in LV

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    For the Optic

    What has become an obscure footnote in both our local and New Mexico history, is the futile Texas invasion of San Miguel county in 1841, or what most historians have downplayed as the Texas-Santa Fe Expedition. It occurred here five years before General Kearny, leading the Army of the West, proclaimed in Las Vegas on Aug. 15 1846, the occupation and annexation of New Mexico by the United States.     

    These are the facts:

  • Editorial Roundup - May 2, 2014

    The Associated Press
    The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer on a smaller Army (April 26):
    It wasn’t long ago that the Army was 570,000 soldiers deep. With two wars underway and other commitments around the world, that’s what it took.
    Now, with Iraq behind us and Afghanistan winding down, Washington budget-writers are calling for big military staffing cuts. The Army is already down to about 522,000 solders. The projection is 490,000 by late next year and 450,000 two years later.

  • In Brief - News - May 2, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Prison chief calls for review

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A report by the head of Oklahoma’s corrections department recommends changes to procedure and more oversight after a botched execution this week.

  • Schools face federal probe

    By Kimberly Hefling
    AP Education Writer
    WASHINGTON — Fifty-five colleges and universities — big and small, public and private — are being investigated over their handling of sexual abuse complaints, the Education Department revealed Thursday.
    The department’s release of the list is unprecedented and comes as the Obama administration seeks to shed greater light on the issue of sexual assault in higher education and how it is being handled.