Today's News

  • In Brief - News - Nov. 12, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Power shortfall delays outpost

    A new $15 million U.S. Customs and Border Patrol outpost in southern New Mexico is a year behind schedule because federal planners failed to make sure the local power co-op could provide enough electricity.
    Customs agents assigned to the border crossing in Antelope Wells are instead operating out of trailers.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 12, 2012

    In 1962
    Wednesday, Nov. 7 — Former West Las Vegas Mayor Junio Lopez was the only Republican in San Miguel County to receive more votes than his Democratic opponent, carrying his county by a 4,221-to-3,738 margin over Democratic incumbent Thomas G. Morris.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 12, 2012

    ‘An Ecology of the Mind’ screening at UWC

    Nora Bateson is visiting UWC-USA and will be present for a special screening of her film “An Ecology of the Mind” at 7 p.m. this Tuesday in the Kluge Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Naomi.swinton@uwc-usa.org for more information.

  • Weather - Nov. 12, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 42. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 24. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 26.

    Sunny, with a high near 60. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 31.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:34 a.m. to 4:56 p.m.

  • Romero crowned Little Miss Las Vegas

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization held its 11th annual Little Miss Las Vegas Pageant last month at West Las Vegas High School.  Six beautiful and talented little girls competed for the title in four phases of competition: talent, casual wear, party wear and on-stage question.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 12, 2012

    • In Observance of the Veterans Day holiday, San Miguel County offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12 and will reopen on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

    • Valedictorian and Salutatorian  Policy Public Input Meeting, 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Robertson High School Band Room.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Nov. 12, 2012
  • Looking over the ‘cliff’

    Now that the 2012 elections are history, President Obama and lawmakers in Washington must turn their attention back to governing.

    Looming on the immediate horizon is the Budget Control Act of 2011, AKA the “fiscal cliff” the nation faces beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

  • Editor's Note - Voting for president in 2016

    With the 2012 presidential election still fresh in our minds, I’d like to propose to the little piece of America that reads my column a different approach for voters four years from now.

    But let me set the stage first, with a little perspective:

    We just witnessed perhaps the most misleading presidential campaigns of modern times. By one estimate, more than a million campaign ads ran on television, nearly all in nine or 10 swing states, mostly containing innuendo and half-truths to advance the candidates’ mudslinging agendas.

  • Weekend Roundup - Chavez, C de Baca race to glory

    Alonzo Chavez made Mora sports history Saturday by capturing an individual state championship in boys’ cross country.

    Chavez, who helped the Rangers take fourth place in the Class 2A team standings, has also won two state titles in track and field as a distance runner.

    The state meet for all classifications was held Saturday at Rio Rancho High School.