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  • Looking Back - May 4, 2012

    In 1912

    Monday, May 6 —The Canyon del Agua is being built. A new highway will make an easy and practical route to Santa Rosa. Under the direction of Road Commissioner J.M. Martinez, 25 men have been employed and the project will be pushed to as rapid a completion as possible.

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 4, 2012

    Cinco de Mayo dance is Saturday

    A Cinco de Mayo benefit dance will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight this Saturday at the Mora VFW to benefit the Buena  Vista Cemetery fencing project. Music by Deuces Wyld. Tickets are $5 per person in advance and $8 per person at the door.

  • Weather - May 4, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 48. West wind 15-20 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 82. West wind 10-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 48.
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 47.

  • Correction - News - May 4, 2012

    An Albuquerque Journal article appearing in the April 20 Optic about former state Treasurer Robert Vigil’s $45,000 donation in old campaign funds to the candidacy of his wife, Viola, contained an inaccuracy. The Roberta Vigil who is the treasurer of Viola Vigil’s campaign is the daughter of Viola and Robert Vigil. She isn’t the Roberta Vigil who is married to state Rep. Richard Vigil, D. Ribera.

  • Jail Log - May 4, 2012

    The following people were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center April 23-29:

  • Dancing Queen
  • School benefit concert Sun.

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Rio Gallinas School for Ecology and the Arts announces a live outdoor concert by the Round Mountain Bluegrass Band from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at United World College-USA.

    The family event starts at 4 p.m.  and includes a bake sale, jewelry and plant sale, face painting and other activities. There will also be a cookout with burgers, hot dogs, corn, sides and drinks for sale.

  • Que Pasa - May 4, 2012

    • Racquetball registrations for the Spring Racquetball 2012 Season. Season will consist of round-robin play, and a double elimination seeded tournament will follow. Registration sheets are available at the front desk. Open registration runs through Friday, May 4. Season will tentatively begin on May 7; duration depends on number of matches. Call Amanda Gallegos at 426-3191 or Alvin Archuleta at 429-3144.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - May 4, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! DWI IN THE MORNING. State police responded to a crash scene a week ago Friday after a suspected drunken driver crashed into a telephone pole on Mountain View Drive, started to flee and crashed into a car at Seventh Street and Mountain View. Keith T. Gutierrez, 28, of Las Vegas, then ran from his vehicle to the nearby Allsup’s, where he climbed into someone’s vehicle and told the driver to get him out of there, according to the probable cause statement. But it didn’t work.

  • Editorial Cartoons - May 4, 2012