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Today's News

  • RHS coach on late WLV counterpart: ‘Amazing mentor’

    On this Thanksgiving holiday, Judith Trujillo says she is grateful for the opportunity to have learned from Mary Bustos.

    Even if Bustos’ Lady Dons didn’t give up a set to Trujillo’s Lady Cardinals on the volleyball court this fall.

    Trujillo said her players, faced with their impromptu matchup against West Las Vegas in the first round of the state tournament just hours removed from the loss of Bustos, wondered aloud how to approach the match.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 27, 2013

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Capital, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    Thursday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Friday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Mora, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Saturday
    Wrestling
    • Memorial Middle School at Taos, 8 a.m., Taos

    Sunday
    No local sporting events scheduled

  • 2 nabbed on drug charges

    Las Vegas police executing two separate search warrants last week discovered crack cocaine and methamphetamine, and now two individuals are facing serious charges.

    Arrested were Ricky Silva, 35, of the 300 block of Monia Street, and Ana M. Tafoya, 31, of the 1800 block of Romero Street.

    Silva has been charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, a second-degree felony, and with possession of hydrocodone, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors.

  • Winter Arrives
  • Deadline looming for disaster aid

    Submitted to the Optic

    SANTA FE – Severe storms and flooding that took place Sept. 9-22 damaged public facilities and roads in 15 New Mexico counties, including Mora and San Miguel counties.

    President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for Catron, Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Eddy, Guadalupe, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, and Torrance counties on Oct. 29.

  • Scholarship fund to take another hit

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s troubled lottery scholarship fund will be taking another hit, thanks to a recent ruling that will cause the state’s payment from big tobacco companies to be reduced.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that half the money lawmakers had planned to use this year to temporarily shore up the scholarship fund will likely not be forthcoming due to the ruling.

  • Wintry blast hits West, 8 killed

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Stormy weather across the West blamed in eight deaths moved steadily eastward, prompting alerts of wintry conditions in New Mexico and Texas.

    Forecasters said the storm system in the West would sweep across the South and toward the Atlantic coast the coming week, causing problems for holiday travelers.

    The “Nordic outbreak” will “produce a mixed bag of wily weather that will end up impacting much of the nation,” National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Harris said.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Nov. 25, 2013

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  • Looking Back - Nov. 25, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Nov. 19 — There were 1,034 patients in the New Mexico State Hospital at the beginning of September, 585 males and 449 females, during the month. There were 186 admissions and 192 leaving the hospital. At the end of the month, there were 1028 patients in the hospital. There were also 1,137 living out of the hospital.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 25, 2013

    Fine Art Print Lecture Series
    A Fine Art Print Lecture Series by Dr. Robert Bell is slated for 4 p.m. this Tuesday in the George and Sheryl Talbot Fine Art Print room in Kennedy Alumni Hall. The forum is an open dialogue focusing on the state’s education initiatives.