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Today's News

  • Looking Back - June 6, 2014

    In 1964

    Wednesday, June 3 — Highlands University’s Leroy Fulgenzi will bring down the curtain on his fine collegiate tennis career this weekend when he represents the school at the NAIA tennis championships to Kansas City. Fulgenzi, a graduate of Las Vega Robertson High School, joined three other netters as representatives of NAIA District 7 in what has been billed as one of the top amateur tennis tournaments of the year.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 6, 2014

    LCC hosting 10th annual car show

    Luna Community College will be having its 10th Annual Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the college. It is a free event for spectators. A $20 entry fee is required per vehicle. Entries will be received until the day of the event.

  • Weather - June 6, 2014

    Friday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Northeast wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind 10-15 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

    Saturday

  • FBI search home of Rio Arriba sheriff

    The Associated Press

    ESPANOLA — The Federal Bureau of Investigation searched the home of Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella on Wednesday — just hours after he lost his bid for re-election.

  • Jail Log - June 6, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 26 and May 30:
    Jacob Gallegos 6/6/1989,  robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, bench warrant, State of Colorado
    Felix Romo, 43: cocaine, resisting evading or obstructing an officer
    Leonard Lucero, 40, hold for court has a detainer in curry county
    Christopher Benavidez, 25, probation violation: positive UA (cocaine)
    Joseph Martinez, 43, probation violation: positive UA (heroin, suboxone, cocaine)
    Peter Aragon, 42, seven-day commitment

  • Many vets without medical care in NM

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Officials at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Albuquerque say as many as 3,000 patients were assigned to a doctor who didn’t actually see them, a New Mexico congresswoman said Wednesday.

    The officials told U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., that the practice of putting patients without primary care doctors into a separate pool was part of an effort to balance demand and a shortage of doctors at a facility that handled nearly 660,000 outpatient visits last year.

  • Eye candy - Luna to host car show

    Submitted to the Optic

    Luna Community College will hold its 10th Annual Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the college. It is a free event for spectators.

    A $20 entry fee is required per vehicle. Entries will be received until the day of the event. The first 100 paid entries will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a plaque. All entries will qualify for door prize drawings. Entries will be received until the day of the event.

  • Longmire returns
  • Que Pasa - June 6, 2014

    TODAY HOY

  • Last of original Navajo Code Talkers dies

    By Felicia Fonseca
    The Associated Press

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The last of the 29 Navajos who developed a code that stumped the Japanese during World War II has died.

    Chester Nez, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Wednesday morning of kidney failure, said Judy Avila, who helped Nez write his memoirs. He was 93.