Today's News

  • Looking Back - June 4, 2012

    In 1912

    Tuesday, June 4 — In nearly every settled community there will be found one man or woman known by everyone. In Las Vegas, that individual is Hiram A. Harvey, without question. He hewed a dwelling place from the rugged wilderness and made for himself a place in the heart of succeeding generations by his generous hospitality in his mountain home.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 4, 2012

    Don’t forget to vote

    Tuesday is election day for Democrats and Republicans across the state who will select their nominees for the November general election. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

  • Weather - June 4, 2012

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming east. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.


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  • Que Pasa - June 4, 2012


    • The Western Mora Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) regular board meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 at the Western Mora SWCD building in Mora. The public is invited to attend the meetings of the Western Mora SWCD. For more information, call (575) 387-2424.

  • Voting at your convenience

    Now there’s one less excuse for not voting. On Tuesday, registered Democrats and Republicans in San Miguel County will have the added convenience of casting their ballots at any one of four “convenience centers” to be set up at West Las Vegas High School’s Gillie Lopez Gym, Robertson High School’s Mike Marr Gym, the Valley Junior High School gym and the Pecos High School gym.

  • Editor's Note - The primary finales

    Why, you may have asked on Friday, did the Optic editorial board feel compelled to endorse senatorial candidates in both party races, rather than just one candidate over all the others?

    I’ll tell ya, in a round-about way.

    I’m referring to our editorial endorsements of Democrat Hector Balderas and Republican Heather Wilson, who are running for their party nominations to be New Mexico’s next U.S. senator, replacing Jeff Bingaman, who opted not to run for a sixth term.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 4, 2012
  • Locals reap postseason kudos

    Luke Aragon came away as perhaps the biggest local winner when prep baseball postseason honors were conferred for spring 2012.

    Aragon was the lone Meadow City athlete to be named to the All-State baseball squad by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. He was tabbed to the second team as an outfielder; he also was a key pitcher in the rotation and among the leading hitters for Robertson High and head coach Tony Renon.

  • Launching pad

    Not too many people knew about Michael Ormseth when he left Luna Community College last year.

    That is not the case today.

    Ormseth led the New Mexico State Aggies to the Western Athletic Conference regular season championship. His seven wins was tops at NMSU this season.

    “He is a hard-working kid,” said LCC baseball coach Antonio Siqueiros. “He has always done the small things. He got the grades he needed to transfer to a Division I school.”