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Today's News

  • Jail Log - Aug. 23, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 12 and Aug. 15:

    Anthony Mares, 53, aggravated battery on household member, G.P.S violations
    Gabriella Rodriguez, 25, hold for court
    Abigail Aragon, 29, failure to pay fines
    Josephine Garcia, 41, failure to comply with conditions, failure to pay fines
    Robert Sandoval, 31, hold for court
    Eligio Baca, 67, person under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs

  • Looking Back - Aug. 23, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Aug. 23, 2013

    Local Music from Angel Fire concert is Friday
    The annual Music from Angel Fire local concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $20.

  • Weather - Aug. 23, 2013

    Friday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 10 to 20 mph. Becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

    Saturday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny with 10 percent chance of showers.

    Monday
    Mostly sunny with 10 percent chance of showers.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:26 a.m. to 7:40 p.m.

  • Program to discuss state’s livestock heritage

    Submitted to the Optic
    Author Bill Dunmire will give a free slide talk titled “New Mexico’s Livestock Heritage” at 11 a.m. Saturday at the City of Las Vegas Museum.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 23, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Tri State Outage affecting all Springer Electric Cooperative consumers, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Affected customers include: Cimarron, Miami, Maxwell, Colfax, Raton, Folsom, Roy, Abbott, Gladstone, Mills, Mosquero, Sabinoso, Solano, Wagon Mound, Ocate, Colmor, French Tract, and Springer.

  • Guitarist Ryan McGarvney headlines music festival

    Submitted to the Optic
    Internationally acclaimed guitarist Ryan McGarvey will headline Music on the Rocks, one of New Mexico’s most anticipated live music festivals, this Saturday at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort. Although he’s shared the bill with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Joe Bonamassa, Government Mule, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, he can’t wait to show off his “fiery guitar chops” in his home state.

  • Couples line up for marriage licenses

    By Juan Carlos Llorca and Russell Contreras
    Associated Press
    LAS CRUCES — Seven couples were waiting outside when the Doña Ana County courthouse opened Thursday and more from across New Mexico and Texas were expected to flock to the border town as the country clerk for a second day was granting marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

  • Nuestra Historia: Ivan J. Hilton, a Las Vegas titan

    Whether before or after consolidation, few people in Las Vegas history have left a larger footprint than Ivan J. Hilton, who arrived here from Chicago in 1928 suffering from tuberculosis, seeking recovery in the salubrious climate of northern New Mexico. Born in Springfield in 1898, Hilton had been a successful Chicago stock broker and businessman.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 23, 2013

    THUMBS UP! MAINSTREET SECURES $75,000 FOR PROJECT
    Congratulations to MainStreet de Las Vegas for securing a $75,000 capital outlay award from the state Economic Development Department. The money is earmarked for renovations of the first floor of the E. Romero Hose and Fire Building on Bridge Street. The goal is to turn the building into a museum to honor the history of the city’s firefighters.

    THUMBS DOWN! EAST POSTPONES ACCREDITATION