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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 6, 2013

    Monday
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at RMAC Outdoor Championships, TBA

  • Victim: Dog told to attack

    By Karl Moffatt and Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    A Las Vegas woman says an acquaintance flagged her down onto a property on the 1400 block of 10th Street on Saturday evening and that the woman then sicked her pit bull on her.

    Rene Maestas said she was unable to run away from the dog and that as it was biting her, the woman who flagged her down began pummeling her.

  • Mora Republican decries ordinance

    Mora County’s Republican Chairman is decrying the ordinance banning oil and gas extraction in that county.

    The law, dubbed the Mora County Community Water Rights and Local Self-Government Ordinance, passed by a 2-1 vote of the Mora County Commission on Monday. The Pennsylvania-based Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund said in a news release that Mora is the first county in the country to permanently ban oil and gas drilling.

    Frank F. Trambley, the chairman of the Mora County Republican Party issued a blistering statement criticizing the move.

  • Highlands retools grad requirements

    New Mexico Highlands University regents signed off last week on a plan to reduce the number of upper division credit hours required to graduate from the current 51 to 45, and regents also approved a measure that will allow the university to waive the two-credit- hour physical education requirement for student athletes.

  • Ex-altar boy says priest raped him

    A former altar boy at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish has come forward, alleging that a priest molested and raped him for several years beginning in 1985.

    The San Miguel County man is among three new plaintiffs alleging sexual abuse at the hands of the now-deceased Rev. Michael O’Brien.

    The local plaintiff is identified only as John Doe 3. He is in his early 40s and is married and has children, according to a lawsuit filed in state District Court in Albuquerque last week.

  • No need to travel far - Morphy Lake fishing looks good

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    With the water level at Storrie Lake dropping with each passing day and no end in sight, Las Vegas area anglers might have to look elsewhere to find any decent fishing this season.

    They won’t have to go too far, as Morphy Lake is just up the road in the cool pines above Mora where there’s still a decent supply of water and the fishing has been great of late.

  • Jail Log - May 3, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 23 and April 30:
    Victor Ortiz, age unavailable, probation violation: positive for alcohol
    Manuel Lujan, age unavailable, failure to appear SM Mag. bench warrant
    Dolores Garcia, 20, absconding
    Mark Ginnel, age unavailable, failure to appear, Santa Fe bench warrant
    Jonathan Lovato, 45, hold for court
    Joseph Montoya, 51, aggravated DWI
    Rigoberto Payan, 26, criminal sexual contact of a minor, Federal BW: ICE Hold

  • Balderas running for attorney general

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State Auditor Hector Balderas announced Tuesday he’s running for the Democratic nomination for attorney general next year.

    Balderas’ campaign sent out email announcements to political supporters, saying he would bring a “watchdog mentality” to the New Mexico attorney general’s office.

  • Looking Back - May 3, 2013

    In 1963

    Tuesday, May 7 — Robertson High School has 10 students who are selected for membership in Who’s Who Among Student Leaders in High Schools of America. They are Alfred Kemm, Robert Thatcher, Laurie Terr, Macky McMurray, Roberto Gonzales, Sammy Rodgers, June Wheaton, Susan Bunker, Billy Wertz, and Harold Robertson.

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 3, 2013

    Cinco de Mayo celebration set for Saturday

    Casa de Cultura’s second annual Cinco de Mayo celebration will take place from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday at Mural Park, Seventh and Douglas. There will be mariachis, Aztec dancers, youth musical talent, speakers, food, vendors, blues music and the Veterans Honor Guard. Free and open to the public