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Today's News

  • Charged CYFD worker quits

    The Las Vegas woman arrested in August for allegedly hosting an out-of-control, underage drinking party at her home has resigned from the Children, Youth and Families Department.


    Justina Romero, 29, notified San Miguel County Magistrate Court of her resignation on Sept. 28, according to online court records. Romero was a CYFD caseworker at the time of her August arrest. She is slated to be in court at 9 a.m. on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing where a judge will decide whether there is sufficient evidence to remand her case to district court for trial.

  • Man is arrested for stealing dog

    Thirty-eight-year-old Wayne Castle called up his ex-girlfriend on Sept. 29 and told her he was going to take her dog and slit its throat, according to a court document.


    The woman said Castle then showed up at her Mullins Drive home at 10:15 p.m. that night wanting to talk about getting back together. She wasn’t interested and asked him to leave.

  • Block formally resigns PRC seat

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. stepped down from his $90,000-a-year job on Friday, a little more than a week after he pleaded guilty to felony charges over the misuse of taxpayer money.
    Block’s resignation became effective at 3 p.m. this past Friday, which was pay day for members of the PRC and its commissioners.

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  • Governor rejects redistricting plans

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press


    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday vetoed Democratic-backed legislative and Public Regulation Commission redistricting plans that she criticized as partisan proposals that would make it harder for GOP candidates to compete in some parts of New Mexico for the rest of this decade.


    Democrats hold majorities in the state House and Senate. Republicans narrowed the Democratic advantage in the House in last year’s elections and hope they can pick up more seats in 2012.

  • 21 deaths linked to cantaloupe

    By Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Associated Press


    WASHINGTON — Federal health authorities say a nationwide outbreak of listeria in Colorado cantaloupes is now responsible for 21 deaths and the number may continue to grow.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported new deaths in Indiana and New York. The CDC also confirmed a death in Wyoming that state officials reported last week. CDC said 109 people have been sickened in the outbreak — including the 21 dead — in 23 states from California to the East Coast.

  • Looking back - Oct. 10, 2011

    In 1911

    Thursday, Oct. 12 — Every day a squad of husky Normal youths under the direction of Professor J.C. Baker and Leo Tipton is being put through practice stunts in preparation for the coming football season and by the time of the first game will be in shape to give a good accounting. Some 20 Normalities of all shapes and sizes have been reporting for practice and from a glance at the team and a look into the record of the coaches it is easy to see that prospects for the team this year are good.

  • Looking ahead- Oct. 10, 2011

    The San Miguel County Commission will hold a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 11, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Commission Chambers in the old county courthouse, second Floor, 500 West National Ave., Suite 200.

  • Weather - Oct. 10, 2011

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 67. West wind 5-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 38. West wind around 10 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 72. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 74. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 40.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 72. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 42.

  • Correction - News Oct. 10, 2011

    Two mistakes were made in the Oct. 5 edition of the Optic. Stella Bakarich is the owner and physical therapist of Buena Vida Physical Therapy and Wellness, and DeAnn Barry is the registered yoga teacher and a certified pilates instructor.