Today's News

  • 1 dead in Santa Fe County plane crash

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Authorities say one person is dead following a fiery single-engine plane crash south of Santa Fe.

    Lt. Mike Post of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office says that the crash occurred Wednesday night just north of Clines Corners near U.S. 285, about 50 miles south of Santa Fe.

    He says one person was found dead in the wreckage, and investigators don’t think anyone else was on board.
    Post say the privately owned plane was heavily damaged by flames.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 14, 2014

    In 1964

    Wednesday, Nov. 11 — The first snow of the year fell in Las Vegas this morning. Although it was only in flurries, it yielded a trace of precipitation. Winter hit New Mexico today as temperatures dropped and snow began to fall in the mountains of the north and in the Gallup area.

  • Weather - Nov. 14, 2014

    Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. A slight chance of rain showers before 11 p.m., then a slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 32. Southwest wind 10-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers before 11a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. West wind 15-20 mph. A 40 percent chance of snow showers at night, mainly after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.


  • Jail Log - Nov. 14, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 31 and Nov. 9:
     Fred Trujillo, 31, seven- day commitment
    Fabian Medina, 72, manufacturing or distribution a controlled substance to wit marijuana over 100 pounds, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Kamal David, 30, battery upon peace officer, disorderly conduct
    Zakary Canning, 19, assault on peace officer, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct

  • A musical treat for the ears

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Bach Society Chorale and three Highlands University choirs take the stage at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ilfeld

    Auditorium for Bach Fest 2014, the biggest celebration of the classical composer’s work ever performed at the university.

    Tickets prices are $8 for general admission. The price is $6 for seniors, students and Highlands University faculty and staff. Highlands students with valid IDs are free.

    Ilfeld Auditorium is at 900 University Ave., Las Vegas.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 14, 2014

    The Robertson girls’ soccer team, best known as the “Beastie Girls,” had a phenomenal season that ended last week with a 3-0 loss to St. Michael’s. We would have loved to see the team play in the state championship, but what they accomplished this season was incredible, and we are already looking forward to next season.


  • Editorial Roundup - Nov. 14, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Kearney (Nebraska) Hub. Nov. 7, 2014 on fracking:
    Just when it appeared Americans could take another step toward energy independence, there’s a setback that could turn off the valve on the wave of natural gas resources that current drilling technologies have made possible.

  • Fall clean-up
  • Stein Romero’s artworks will be displayed at UWC

    Submitted to the Optic

    An opening event for local artist Janet Stein Romero will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the UWC-USA Kluge Art Center. The public is invited to attend and meet the artist.

    Stein Romero has lived in the village of El Ancon (25 miles from Las Vegas) for more than 30 years.  She works in a variety of media, including collages, watercolors, acrylic paintings, sculpture, monotypes, miniature nuevo milagro images, and non-traditional retablos.

  • Noticias - Nov. 14, 2014

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