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Today's News

  • Jail Log - March 15, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 5 and March 10:

    Rene Maestas, 30, two counts of abandonment or abuse of a child, two counts of no child restraint
    Ormando Pino, 34, criminal damage to property, probation violation
    Jessie Jaramillo, 24, three day commitment
    Eric Vigil, 23, hold for District Court
    Nico Barela, 23, hold for District Court
    Leroy Valdez, 55, probation violation
    Geraldine Martinez, 47, larceny, bench warrant

  • Looking Back - March 15, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 15, 2013

    Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally Dance

    Rough Rider Motorcyle Rally Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday at Plaza Hotel Ballroom. The dance will feature local band Fire and Rain. Tickets for the dance are $10 single and $15 couples. 

  • Weather - March 15, 2013

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 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 39. Northwest wind 15-20 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph after midnight.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 38.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Windy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 35. Breezy.

  • Correction - March 15, 2013

    A story in Wednesday’s Optic quoted San Miguel County Detention Center Warden Patrick Snedeker saying that inmate Katalina Leyba was Pamela Leyba’s niece. Katalina Leyba’s sister, Tanya Leyba, said that her sister and Pamela Leyba are not related.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 15, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! TAINTED SMACK. San Miguel County Detention Center officials say some contaminated heroin is on the streets these days, and it led to the death of one person and serious illnesses for three others — all current or former inmates at the jail. The jail officials suspect the heroin has been tainted with bath salts.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 15, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia - Martinez and Veeder outfoxed HU opponents

    As the 13th session of the Territorial legislature opened in January 1893, education was foremost on the minds of many New Mexicans.

  • Our Watershed - The people of the Gallinas Canyon

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series running over several consecutive Fridays. It is written by members of the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, which seeks to foster land stewardship in the Gallinas, Sapello and Tecolote watersheds.

    Although it has changed through the years, a deep relationship with the land has been felt by the residents and visitors of the Gallinas Canyon. The stories are rich and varied, with many of them rooted in the land, water, fish and wildlife that have been so important to those with a history in the Gallinas Watershed.

  • Good times ahead