Today's News

  • County mulls spending $40K for radio broadcasts

    The San Miguel County Commission may begin broadcasting its meeting on one of the local radio stations, but it’s going to cost some money.

    Local radio station KNMX is offering to broadcast the Commission’s regular monthly meetings for $34,560 a year. Special meetings that don’t exceed two hours would cost an additional $500.

  • House speaker names panel to investigate Duran

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico House Speaker Don Tripp announced Wednesday the creation of a 10-member bipartisan committee to investigate charges against Secretary of State Dianna Duran and consider whether to recommend impeachment.

    Democrat Gail Chasey of Albuquerque and Republican Zach Cook of Ruidoso will serve as co-chairs of the special committee.

  • MVCHS celebrating 40th anniversary

    Submitted to the Optic
    Mora Valley Community Health Services has added new providers and expanded its services and hours of operation.
    MVCHS is also marking its 40th anniversary this year and is inviting the public to celebrate at an open house and barbecue from noon to 6 p.m. on Sept. 17.

  • Gov: State ‘falling short’ on higher education

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico is “falling short” on graduating college students on time, and universities should consider a number of reforms to battle the state’s high poverty rate, Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday.

    Speaking at her Summit on Higher Education at the University of New Mexico, the Republican governor said universities need to increase counseling efforts and reduce undergraduate degree programs to 120 hours.

  • PED to pay $14K in attorney fees

    The Associated Press

    A state district judge has ruled the state Public Education Department must pay more than $14,000 in legal fees because it never responded to a public records request regarding teacher evaluations.

    The judge’s ruling Wednesday granted most of the expenses claimed by the National Education Association’s attorneys. It also followed a July ruling that fined the department $500 for violating the open records law.

  • Weather - Sept. 11, 2015


    HIGH 74° / LOW 51°
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 10 to 15 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    6:40 a.m. to 7:14 p.m.


    HIGH 79° / LOW 52°
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
    6:41 a.m. to 7:13 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Sept. 11

    In 1965
    Monday, Sept. 13, 1965 — The number of patients in the New Mexico State Hospital at Las Vegas has dropped to 861 from a high of 1.032 patients in 1963. Until 1963, the number of patients steadily increased each year at a constant rate. This reduction tin population was made possible principally through improvements in the treatment of all patients. There has been no major single discharge arrangement made for any patients, Dr. Dan Palmer, superintendent, explained.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 11, 2015

    10 a.m.
    Woodmen of the World Chapter 2 and the city of Las Vegas will host an “In Honor and Remembrance” celebration at Carnegie Library Park.

    5 p.m.

  • Noticias - Sept. 11, 2015

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  • LV gridders hunting first wins

    Will this be the week the Meadow City’s football teams turn the tide and get into the win column after a combined 0-5 start?

    As Buzz Killington might cackle, “Not so fast.”

    The schedule doesn’t ease up at all for New Mexico Highlands (0-1), which travels to Northern Arizona in Flagstaff for its second game. Kickoff is 4 p.m. Saturday at the Walkup Skydome, with some TV coverage via Fox Sports.