Local News

  • Jail Log - July 11, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 27 and July 2:
    Ray Montaño, 33, failure to appear  
    Austin Martinez, 30, probation violation: positive UA (Cocaine and Alcohol)
    Gilbert Romero, 28, failure to appear, bench warrant Taos Magistrate
    Anthony Chavez, 58, aggravated DWI, no seatbelt, failure to maintain lane, no insurance, no registration, no license, failure to pay fines, bench warrant, SM Magistrate

  • Looking Back - July 11, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking ahead - News - July 11, 2014

    State Little League Tournaments
    Juniors and Majors softball brackets play out starting Saturday morning at NMHU Cowgirl Field and Rodriguez Park. Las Vegas teams are vying for a state title in both tournaments. Admission is open to the public. See Sports, Page B1, for more details.

  • Weather - July 11

    Mostly sunny early with scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. Highs in the mid-80s. Slight chance of showers after midnight; lows in the mid-50s.

    Isolated thunderstorms. Highs in low to mid-80s. Lows mid-50s.

    Isolated thunderstorms. Highs in low to mid 80s. Lows upper 50s.

    Isolated thunderstorms. Highs in low 80s.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    5:54 a.m. to 8:18 p.m.

  • Foster parent information meeting Wednesday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The public is invited to an information meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, to learn about foster and adoptive parenting opportunities with New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. The information meeting will be held at the local CYFD office at 2518 Ridge Runner Road.

    Currently there are 36 children in San Miguel County in the foster care system. There is a need for more foster parents in this community.

  • Light pole strike
  • ACLU holds protest at Port of Entry

    The Associated Press

    COLUMBUS — Joining a national effort, immigrant advocates held a protest Wednesday and passed out educational material at a New Mexico border entry amid a surge of children entering the U.S. and anger over their detention.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - July 11, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Judge asked to toss case

    The attorney representing a former Rogers Mortuary employee accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the company is asking a judge to throw out the case, arguing that prosecutors erred in how they charged his client.

  • Summer learning - Program focuses on math, science

    Summer months usually mean a break from the classroom for some students. But for more than 150 students, three weeks of summer vacation was back in the classroom in a non-traditional way. They all participated in the free 21st Century summer program that was geared towards science, technology, engineering and math. The children between kindergarten through eighth grade aged spent three weeks learning in various hands-on techniques.