Today's News

  • Oklahoma State upsets No. 2 Mizzou

    The Associated Press

    STILLWATER, Okla.  — Freshman swingman Le’Bryan Nash scored a career-high 27 points, Brian Williams added a career-best 22 and Oklahoma State knocked off No. 2 Missouri 79-72 on Wednesday night.

    Nash, a McDonald’s All-American, scored 13 points during a 17-4 burst that sent the Cowboys into the lead in the final 4 minutes and the Tigers (18-2, 5-2 Big 12) didn’t have a response.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 27, 2012

    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls at Sandia Prep (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at University of New Mexico, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson hosts Cardinal Classic (featuring RHS, West Las Vegas, others), 11 a.m., Mike Marr Gym


  • Horse theft suspect nabbed

    State livestock authorities have arrested and charged a 41-year-old man with being a horse rustler, alleging that he stole 41 horses from people in the Mineral Hill area over the last year.

    Benny A. Padilla, whose address in court documents is listed as Route 1, in Las Vegas is facing 42 criminal charges. He was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Jan. 13 and ordered released on Jan. 18.

  • Councilman to challenge new charter

    The city campaign season is under way, but questions about the city charter remain unresolved, prompting one city councilor to step forward with a legal challenge.

    Councilman Andrew Feldman sent a letter to Mayor Alfonso Ortiz last week saying he would be willing to serve as a plaintiff in a legal challenge so that the new charter’s legitimacy can be settled in court once and for all.

    “We talked about this over the past year, and nobody ever did anything about it,” Feldman told the Optic Tuesday morning.

  • The campaigning begins
  • Prescription pills land man in jail

    A Mora County Sheriff’s deputy conducting a traffic stop Thursday night arrested the driver after finding prescription pills on him used to make heroin, court documents state.

    Eduardo Gallegos, 24, of Mora, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, a fourth-degree felony, and with two misdemeanors, driving while intoxicated and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center.

    Magistrate John Sanchez set his bond at $20,000 cash only.

  • Mora High nominated for award

    The New Mexico Public Education Department has nominated Mora High School and two elementaries for consideration as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

    The national Blue Ribbon Schools Program is aimed at bringing positive attention to schools where students achieve at very high levels or schools that are narrowing the achievement gap.

    “Each nominee demonstrates a strong commitment to student achievement while helping children overcome significant challenges,” PED states in news release.

  • Looking Back - News - Jan. 25, 2012

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  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 25, 2012

    Literacy fair is Saturday

    The Fourth Annual Literacy Fair will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. this Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. This year’s theme is “Reach for the Stars: Read, Read, Read.” The event is free, and all ages are welcome.

  • Weather - Jan. 25, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. North wind 5-10 mph becoming southwest. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 26. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming south. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 27.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 20.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.