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Today's News

  • Jail Log - Sept. 2, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Aug. 24 and Aug. 30:

    Lanette Romero, 48, resisting-evading-obstructing an officer
    Joseph Vallejos, 55, bench warrant APO, criminal trespass, dwelling aggravated burglary, shoplifting, larceny  
    Leroy Salazar, 56, battery on household member  
    Clifford Montaño, 38, bench warrant-detainer for MDC  
    Larry Martinez, 56, bench warrant three-day sanction

  • Report calls for different teacher evaluations

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A Public Education Department task force recommends that teachers be evaluated based on the achievement of their students.

    The group’s findings were announced Tuesday and the department posted a report on its website.

    The task force says half of the evaluation of some teachers should be based on their contributions to student academic growth as measured by standardized testing. Other assessment factors include observations of the teacher and measures developed by local schools.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 2, 2011

    In 1911

  • Looking Ahead - News Sept. 2, 2011

    Bean Days festivities are this weekend

    Wagon Mound is celebrates Bean Days from Sept. 2 to Sept. 5 Numerous activities are planned including dances, a parade, music in the park, food, kids events and the traditional free beans and barbecue lunch. For more information, visit ww.BeanDay100.com or call 575-666-2697.

  • Weather - Sept. 2, 2011

    Friday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming southeast 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30percent. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 58. East wind 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30percent.

    Saturday
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming south 5 mph.  A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

  • FYI - News

    The Las Vegas Optic offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

  • Correction - News Sept. 2, 2011

    Previous stories  in the Optic on the murder case against Ryan Garcia have erroneously reported Ralph Garcia’s relationship to the defendant. Ralph Garcia is Ryan Garcia’s father.

  • President Obama sets sights on speech

    By Jim Kuhnhenn
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will a deliver rare address to a joint session of Congress next week to introduce a long-awaited plan for jobs and economic growth, but not before being forced to yield in a test of wills with House Speaker John Boehner over not what he would say, but when he would say it.

    Obama agreed to schedule his address on Sept. 8 after Boehner balked at the president's request for a Sept. 7 speech.

  • The end of an era at Montezuma Post Office

    By Emily Withnall
    UWC-USA

    The heart of the small community of Montezuma, New Mexico stands at the intersection of Highway 65, leading up to Hermit’s Peak, and the road that dips down to the right and up to the campus of UWC-USA.

    A visitor arriving during the school-year is likely to see students walking across the foot bridge that leads to this center: the Montezuma post office.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 2, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the 10th Annual Little Miss Las Vegas Pageant on Sunday, Oct. 2 at West Las Vegas High School. The competition is open to girls ages 6 to 12. Phases of competition are talent, casual wear, on-stage question and party/formal wear. Entry forms may be picked up at the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce or the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Entry deadline is Friday, Sept. 2. No entry fee required. For more information, call Philip Ortiz at 718-5656.