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Today's News

  • Jail Log - Feb. 8, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 29 and Feb. 5:
    Gary Keoster, 43, mental health hold
    Vincent Sandoval, 22, bench warrant: Driving on a suspended or revoked license
    Gabriel Branchal, 33,  probation violation — absconding
    Jeffrey Sanchez, 23, conspiracy
    Marvin Martinez, 26, aggravated assault
    Fred Pino, 45, probation violation — positive UA (THC)
    Paul Valdez, 19, probation violation — positive UA (Spice)

  • Governors head GOP minority recruiting

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Republican leaders are launching an effort led by Hispanic governors in New Mexico and Nevada in an attempt to make up ground with Latino voters who have largely turned away from the GOP.

    The nation’s only Hispanic governors plan to recruit minority candidates and groom them for state-level offices with an eye toward creating a pool of candidates for higher positions in the future, the Republican State Leadership Committee said in a statement.

  • Prevention program set to expand

    Luna Community College has extended the services of Noches de Familia, a prevention program, to Mora County.

    On the first Saturday of the month the meeting room at Tapetes de Lana is alive with children of different ages, parents, and grandparents as well as others in the family who wish to participate.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 8, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    10 a.m. — Mora Rangers middle school, Taos Invitational, Taos

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Taos Invitational continues, Taos
    1 p.m. —Mora Rangers basketball vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity, away
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity, away

    Sunday
    3 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW building.
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Building

    Monday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The changing times of the ranching business

    In the “something old is something new again” I have a Jan. 25, 1990 copy of “Livestock Weekly,” the newspaper any in-the-know rancher needed to read back then. Son John discovered it stashed away in our shop. And about the same time a friend and neighbor gave me a copy of an article written about the fate of the current cattle rancher in Texas Monthly.

  • Slain educators to be honored for bravery

    By John Christoffersen and Pat Eatonrobb
    The Associated Press

    DANBURY, Conn. — As a little girl, Lauren Rousseau would create make-believe classrooms with dolls and a small blackboard. And when a gunman invaded Sandy Hook Elementary School, the substitute with a life-long dream of being a teacher died doing her best to keep the children calm. She read to them, her father said.

  • In Brief - Education - Feb. 8, 2013

    Rio Rancho teacher accused of child abuse

    Police say a Rio Rancho Middle School teacher accused of grabbing two students by the arm and collar during a science class has been arrested on two counts of child abuse.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that 45-year-old Ken Boyd is accused of grabbing a boy who was in the sixth grade by his collar, pushing him backward into a table and yelling at him.
    Authorities say Boyd then dismissed the class except for the boy, turned off the lights and closed the classroom door.

  • Area students attending career workshop today

    Submitted to the Optic

    On Friday, students enrolled in the Accelerate program at Luna Community College and New Mexico Highlands University are getting an opportunity to practice using skills vital to finding a job, contributing to an organization and establishing a career.  

  • Annual sustainable homes tour scheduled for Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The self-guided Sustainable Homes Tour will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Las Vegas Arts Council building at 140 Bridge St., where maps of the featured sites can be obtained.

    Each of the featured buildings can be viewed in any order and experts will be on hand to explain key features.

    Sustainable Las Vegas, the sponsor of this event, announces a long-awaited break-through for potential solar electricity customers in Las Vegas: commercial financing of photovoltaic systems.

  • Noticias - Feb. 8, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com