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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead

    Ladies Auxiliary meeting on Wednesday

    The Ladies Auxiliary will be having its monthly meeting  at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the VFW Post 1547. Main agenda of meeting is to hold officer elections. All officer positions are open. If no officers are elected the Ladies Auxiliary is in jeopardy of being disbanded. For additional information, contact Loretta Garduño at 429-0902.

  • Weather

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 10-15 mph, becoming south. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 35. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.
     
    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 70. Windy, with a southwest wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy and windy at night, with a low around 37.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 68. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36.

  • FYI - News

    New Mexico has a new hotline number to report child abuse and neglect, according to The Associated Press. Gov. Susana Martinez and Children, Youth, and Families Secretary Yolanda Deines announced the new statewide number — 1-855-333-SAFE last week. The department has had a hotline for 12 years, but officials say the new number is easier to remember.

  • Que Pasa - April 11, 2011

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. This week’s theme is “Create your Own Story at Your Library,” the book is “The Queen of France” by Tim Wadham and the craft is a my story mobile.

  • Comedian to perform Friday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents acclaimed stand-up comedian Gary Owen at 7 p.m. on April 15 in the university’s Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    The Highlands University Office of Campus life is sponsoring Owen’s performance.

    Campus Life Director Margaret Gonzales said Owen performed on campus during Homecoming 2010 and was very popular, adding that Owen’s comedy contains adult language and is not suitable for young children.

  • Rural Bookmobile schedule

    Submitted to the Optic
     

    Tuesday, April 12
    Bernal Store - 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
    Anton Chico Post Office - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Tecolote Church - 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
     

    Wednesday, April 13
    Ribera Post Office - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Pecos Forest Service Station - 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Rowe Frontage Road - 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
     

  • The system worked right

    State Land Commissioner Ray Powell did the right thing by reversing a land swap that his predecessor, Patrick Lyons, had arranged. Powell has effectively returned White Peak in Colfax and Mora counties to the people — where it rightly belongs.

    In 2009, Lyons negotiated an agreement to swap 7,205 acres of state trust land at White Peak for 3,330 acres of ranch land. The exchange was one of four proposed by the State Land Office under Lyons that would have traded 14,000 acres of public land for 9,600 acres owned by White Peak ranches.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 11, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Bands stand together

    Last weekend I went to a band concert that included my daughter and her flute. I’ve been to many such concerts through the years, since my older girl also played in the band, for all of six years, and my younger girl is now in her fourth year.

    Still, Sunday’s concert caught me by surprise.

  • Metro takes first three at NMHU

    Metro State is making a case for a regional ranking, and the Roadrunners bolstered their resume with three straight wins at New Mexico Highlands over the weekend in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball action.

    Metro won a nine-inning pitching gem 2-1 on Friday, then swept Saturday’s doubleheader 18-8 and 11-8.

    The Roadrunners (19-8, 15-7 RMAC through Saturday) dropped Highlands to 15-16 and 9-13, respectively.