Today's News

  • Gov. eyes Sunland Park leadership

    The Associated Press

    SUNLAND PARK — Gov. Susana Martinez’ spokesman says the governor is concerned about the “apparent lack of stable and viable leadership” in a troubled New Mexico border city where two officials are facing extortion charges over a secret lap dance recording of a mayoral candidate.

  • HU foundation to raffle scholarship

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University will raffle a four-year scholarship as part of the April 21 President’s Gala: Dollars for Scholars.

    Tickets are on sale now for the innovative scholarship fundraiser.

  • In search of coins and other treasure

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas is the next stop on the list for the International Coin Collectors Association’s world tour.  

    During this event at the Holiday Inn Express, the ICCA will be purchasing coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of their network of collectors, dealers and refineries. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March 6 through March 9 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 10. It is free and open to the public.

  • Treasurer comments criticized

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — Bernalillo County’s treasurer says he will be more mindful of what he says in the workplace after complaints from workers triggered a harassment investigation.

    Patrick Padilla says he was only having fun when he mimicked a Native American accent with one worker and allegedly called others “stupida.”

  • Looking Back - News - Feb. 29, 2012

    In 1935

    Saturday, Feb. 23 — A charge of burglary and robbery against Jim Poe has been filed in the office of Judge Luis Armijo by the district attorney’s office. Arrangements are being made for a preliminary hearing. Poe was arrested by members of the sheriff’s office Thursday. He is suspected of being implicated in the Gross-Kelly company robbery, which occurred May 14, 1934, Sheriff Francisco P. Delgado said today.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 29, 2012

    Story Time at Carnegie

    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., today, Wednesday, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Lama Llama, Mad at Mama” by Anna Dewdney. The theme for the month is “Leap Year Laughter.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Feb. 29, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 58. West wind around 15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 28. West wind around 15 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Windy, with a west wind 20-30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy and breezy at night, with a low around 24.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 17.

    Sunny, with a high near 50.

  • FYI - News - Feb. 29, 2012

    If you’re hoping to cast your ballot early for the municipal election, you’d better hurry. Early voting, which is being held at City Hall, ends at 5 p.m. this Friday. Election day is March 6. On that day, polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

  • Leap day babies relish b’days

    By Beth J. Harpaz
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Peter Brouwer turns 56 on Wednesday. But if you count the times he’s celebrated his true birth date, he’s only turning 14.

    Brouwer is a Leap day baby. And like a lot of people born Feb. 29, he relishes the uniqueness of his birthday. He even thinks there's an advantage to marking your real birthday just once every four years.

  • In Brief - News - Feb. 29, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Board ousts superintendent
    SANTA FE — The Santa Fe school board has ousted Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the board voted late Monday to end Gutierrez's contract before it was scheduled to expire June 2013.

    The move followed a closed-door session that lasted more than two hours.