Today's News

  • Looking Back - Nov. 2, 2012

    In 1962

    Thursday, Nov. 1 — County Republican candidates have been holding meetings and rallies throughout the county this week, prior to big meeting rallies in Pecos and Las Vegas, with state and county candidates in attendance. County candidates speaking in Los Montoyas last night invited all county residents to attend the rally at Pecos on Saturday and at the West Las Vegas High School gymnasium Sunday.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 2, 2012

    Early voting ends Saturday

    If you’re looking to beat the Election Day rush to cast a ballot, you better hurry. Early voting wraps up Saturday. Early ballots can be cast at the county clerk’s office, located at 500 West National Ave., from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and at the San Miguel Senior Citizens Center in Ribera from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Weather - Nov. 2, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming west in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. West wind around 10 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Northeast wind around 10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 32.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 35.

  • FYI - Nov. 2, 2012

    Daylight Savings time ends on Sunday, so don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday.

  • Man killed in rollover

    A 28-year old Rainsville man was killed Monday afternoon and the passenger in his vehicle was airlifted to a Santa Fe hospital following a single-vehicle accident on N.M. 442.

    Lt. Robert McDonald, spokesman for state police, said an open container of alcohol was found in the vehicle, and “they’re definitely calling it alcohol related.”

  • Voting guides removed from polling stations

    The Associated Press

    The League of Women Voters says Bernalillo County has ordered its voting guides removed from polling stations.

    League President Shelly Shepherd says the county clerk ordered the guides be taken away after Secretary of State Dianna Duran’s office said the law prohibiting campaigning and electioneering near polling places may apply to the publications.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 2, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 23 and Oct. 29:

  • Former Yankees pitcher slain at home

    The Associated Press

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Police in the Dominican Republic say former major league pitcher Pascual Perez has been killed during an apparent home invasion robbery.

    A statement from police in the Caribbean country reports that several individuals attacked Perez inside his home in a town west of the capital.

    He had been struck in the head but the cause of death has not yet been released. No suspects are in custody.

  • Fall Flight Festival at refuge each Nov. Sunday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, east of Las Vegas, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Sunday in November the Traditional Annual Fall Flight Festival featuring a 4-1/2 mile self-guided auto drive. This tour allows visitors to enjoy the  spaciousness of the short-grass prairie in areas of the refuge that are not open for general public use the rest of the year.

  • Concert Choir show Sunday with holiday favorites

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Highlands University Concert Choir will present a “Holiday Favorites” concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4 at Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    The concert choir will perform pieces such as Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Silent Night, and The First Noel, among other holiday favorites.

    Andre Garcia-Nuthmann, director of Highlands University’s choral program, will direct the concert.

    Lydia Madrick of the Santa Fe Symphony is the piano accompanist.