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Today's News

  • APD fatally shoots suspect

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — A police officer shot and killed a suspected burglar moments after the armed, masked man stole a safe from the Albuquerque Catholic Center, police said.

    The shooting was the city’s 21st involving a police officer since January 2010. It occurred late Wednesday after the bandit pulled a gun on a security guard and fired shots at the officer, police said.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Jan. 6, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Casino consultant sues pueblo officials
    SANTA FE — A Nevada casino consultant has filed suit against the leadership of the Pojoaque (poh-WAH'-kay) Pueblo including President George Rivera and other top pueblo officials alleging they violated the law when terminating his firm and revoking its gaming license.

  • jail Log - Jan. 6, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Dec. 22 and Jan. 3:
    Marcos Carrillo, 34, contempt of court
    Tasha Romero, 24, criminal trespass
    Steve Gallegos, 40, bench warrant
    Amber Baca, 18, conspiracy, possession of burglary tools, tampering with evidence
    Eugene Archuleta, 29,  bench warrant: fourth-degree felony, burglary
    Ignacio Herrera, 39, possession with intent to  traffic a controlled substance
    Jose Enriquez, 20, dwelling burglary

  • Celebrating New Mexico
  • N.M. Centennial events planned throughout state

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico communities plan to celebrate New Mexico Statehood Day with a variety of activities commemorating the 100 years that have passed since President William H. Taft signed the legislation making us the 47th state in the Union.

    Some highlights planned in New Mexico communities are included below. Visit www.nmcentennial.org or the NM Centennial Facebook page for more.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 6, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Barter Hours introductory meeting at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6 at Pedro's Bakery, 525 Grand Ave. Join us for a cup of coffee and find out about the Bartering group in Las Vegas. For more information, call 426-1468.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR
    • Movie Screening of  “Before We Say Goodbye” in Spanish, 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Rebekah Del Rio will be performing live before the showing. Free and open to the public.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! WELCOME TO THE CENTENNIAL. As of today, statehood in New Mexico is 100 years old! Over the coming year, the state will be celebrating this momentous occasion in a variety of ways — and we look forward to it all.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Jan. 6, 2012
  • Another Perspective: Centennial letters

    On the morning of Jan. 6, the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors will host a first-day-of-issue event on behalf of the U.S. Postal Service and its New Mexico Centennial stamp. That we’re kicking off a year of Centennial activities at the History Museum with a stamp-related event delights my historian sensibilities by inviting New Mexico’s citizens to take part in a letter-writing project.

  • Nuestra Historia - Zion Hill and the early Protestant churches

    The first religious edifices erected in east Las Vegas were the Episcopal and Methodist churches, built within months of each other, at the intersection of Eighth Street and National Avenue, known since then as Zion Hill.