Today's News

  • Accident claims life in Mora County

    A blown-out tire likely caused a fatal accident Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 25, near Wagon Mound.

    State Police who investigated the accident have not yet identified the victim, a male, who was ejected from his vehicle in the single-vehicle rollover.

    Police say the blowout caused the vehicle, a Ford SUV, to roll over. The identification of the driver is being delayed until next of kin are notified.

  • Jail Log - Jan. 10, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 30 and Jan. 5:
    Daniel Rivera, 20, positive UA
    William Lujan, 21, positive UA (THC)  
    Martin Quintana, 23, failure to appear, bench warrant SM Magistrate
    Mario Trujillo, 33, failure to pay child support bench warrant Mora
    Alfred Waldo, 33, aggravated DWI, driving on suspended revoked license, open container, reckless driving, no registration, no insurance,
    Joey Barela, 53, 22-day commitment Mora

  • Looking Back - Jan. 10, 2014

    In 1964

    Monday, Jan. 13 — “The Rio Grande Adventure,” a history of New Mexico textbook designed for the junior high schools in the state, has recently been released by Lyons and Carnahan, publishers. Author of the attractive and profusely illustrated book is Dr. Lynn I. Perrigo, head of the department of history and social science at Highlands University.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 10, 2014

    Tri-County Farmers Market
    Fresh produce and crafts are available at the Farmers Market, which is continuing its operation through the winter months. The winter location is the Travelers’ Cafe on the Plaza. Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

  • Weather - Jan. 10, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. West wind around 15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 24. West wind around 10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 51. West wind 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 30.

    Sunny, with a high near 50. Windy. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 21.

     Sunny, with a high near 47. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:11 a.m. to 5:06 p.m.

  • Local bank partners with PNM to boost business

    Submitted to the Optic

    Public Service Company of New Mexico, a subsidiary of PNM Resources, announced recently it has completed a unique financing agreement designed to increase business with New Mexico banks.

    The agreement supports economic development in local communities and provides PNM with necessary capital funding to maintain its top quartile reliability and continue to improve its systems. Southwest Capital Bank based out of Las Vegas is one of the banks participating in the agreement.

  • Foster parent information meeting Wednesday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The public is invited to an information meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, to learn about foster and adoptive parenting opportunities with New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. The information meeting will be held at the local CYFD office at 2518 Ridge Runner Road.

    Currently there are 33 children in San Miguel County in the foster care system. There is a need for more foster parents in this community.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 10, 2014

    • Robertson High School Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 in Mike Marr Gymnasium. To set-up an appointment or for more information, call Bryanna Duran at 426-6007 or Donna Ortiz at 429-4698.

  • Nuestra Historia: DA charges regents, arrest warrants issued

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    For the Optic

    On May 20, 1970, the day after Charles Graham was appointed Highlands University president by Regents John D. Robb, Stuart Beck and Frank Peloso, criminal charges were filed against the three regents by Las Vegas District Attorney Donaldo “Tiny” Martinez, and warrants were issued for their arrest.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 10, 2014

    City police dispatchers received 10 different calls early Saturday morning from people reporting gunshots throughout the city. City police were able to get to the area where it was happening in time to arrest two men in a maroon truck that matched the description given to one of the officers by a witness. One of those bullets could have easily hit and killed an unsuspecting bystander.