Today's News

  • Jail Log - August 10, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center July 30-Aug. 6:
    Joseph Higgins, 34, Department of Corrections hold
    Lonnie Lucero, 45, probation violation: three day sanction
    Ormando Pino, 33, Department of Corrections hold
    Ronnie Barela, 46, Department of Corrections Hold
    Valentin Hernandez, 55, aggravated driving while intoxicated, traffic offense
    Michael Madrid, 34, battery on a household member, criminal damage to property

  • In Brief - News - August 10, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Border changes proposed
    ALBUQUERQUE — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is eyeing a plan to extend the border zone in New Mexico by 30 miles to allow some Mexican nationals to visit deeper into the U.S.
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday the proposed changes to extend the border zone in New Mexico up to 55 miles, from the current 25 mile restriction, for “border crossing card” holders.

  • Two arrested in audit case

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The current chief operating officer and a former controller at the New Mexico Finance Authority were arrested Wednesday for state securities violations related to a fake financial audit that was distributed to investors earlier this year.

    New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department’s Securities Division announced the arrests Wednesday of Chief Operating Officer John Duff and former controller Greg Campbell, who left the agency in June.

  • Corn that is rich and creamy

    By Sara Moulton
    For The Associated Press

    There are few foods as simple, delicious and complete as fresh seasonal corn on the cob. When it’s really fresh, I’ll even eat it raw. No boiling, no butter, no salt. It’s perfectly sweet and tender right off the stalk.

  • Sweet and heat: The savory side of fruit salad

    The Associated Press

    Great taste often comes down to contrast.

    It’s why we pair tender and crunchy textures, sweet and sour flavors, and hot and cold temperatures (think hot fudge sauce over vanilla ice cream). In a way, these contrasts amplify the flavors of the dish, making the food much more than a simple sum of the parts.

    And it’s a technique well suited to healthy eating. Because by playing with contrasts, you are able to coax so much more from otherwise simple ingredients.

  • Newlyweds
  • In Brief - New Mexico News - August 10, 2012

    The Associated Press
    Chief arrested on assault charges
    VELARDE — The fire chief of a small northern New Mexico community has been arrested after authorities say he pointed a gun at a crowd.
    Rio Arriba County sheriff’s spokesman Jake Arnold says Darwin Yazzie faces five counts of aggravated assault.
    Arnold says Yazzie aimed the gun at about 30 people Monday during a meeting of volunteer firefighters in Velarde. No shots were fired, and no injuries were reported.
    Yazzie then left the fire station.

  • Martinez: UVA program to help schools

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Struggling schools that received a D or F grade under the state’s new grading system will have a chance to participate in a University of Virginia-based program known for dramatically improving math and reading scores, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday.

  • Music from Angel Fire visiting area schools

    Submitted to the Optic

  • BREAKING: Twenty-five charged in large drug bust