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Today's News

  • Shooting death ruled suicide

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    The state Office of the Medical Investigator has ruled that Adrian Vallejos, 27, of Pecos, committed suicide and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
    Autopsy results from the case were released last week by Amy Boule, director of operations at OMI in Albuquerque.

  • Culinary Treasure
  • Memorial Day
  • In Brief - News - May 29, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Ledoux wildfire contained

    LEDOUX — Crews battling a small wildfire near Ledoux in Mora County have brought it under control.
    New Mexico State Forestry spokesman Dan Ware said Sunday evening that the 11-acre blaze had been contained.
    The fire didn’t pose a threat to buildings but it did prompt the evacuation of an unknown number of campers in the area.
    The fire that started around noon on Sunday and smoldered in grass and heavy timber.

  • Future of Colorado River on agenda in San Diego

    By Ken Ritter
    The Associated Press
    Top water decision-makers from seven Western states plan to join conservation groups and Indian tribes in San Diego on Tuesday to begin hammering out rules for squeezing every useable drop from the overtaxed Colorado River.

  • Looking Back - May 29, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 29, 2013

    Story Time at Carnegie
    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday in the children’s area of the library. This week’s book is “Summer Days” by Roger Pare. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - May 29, 2013

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Windy, with a west wind 10-20 mph, increasing to 20-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 46. Windy, with a west wind 20-30 mph, decreasing to 10-20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 80. Breezy, with a west wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 47. Breezy.

    Friday

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 29, 2013
  • Work of Art — Watch your darned language

    Edward Albee got it absolutely right in his play, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” When one of George and Martha’s guests asked if she could use the restroom, George said to Martha, “Will you show our little guest to the — uh — euphemism?”
    Euphemism? That’s the perfect word. It means “a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.”