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  • Local businessman attacked by pit bull

    The owner of Tito’s Gallery was attacked by a pit bull Monday afternoon, and authorities are now trying to find the dog to place it in quarantine.

    Tito Chavez said he stepped out of his shop at about 4 p.m. Monday to go for a walk. A short while later, he said he encountered a male walking a big brown pit bull.

    “I waved to the guy and said, ‘Hi,’” Chavez said. “When I past him, the dog came around and lunged at me.”

  • New executive officer
  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 10, 2013

    From The Associated Press

  • Flooding danger prompts warning

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A federal wildfire response team is recommending that the popular recreation area of Pecos Canyon remain closed to the public for two years because of hazards from recent major wildfires in the Santa Fe National Forest.

    The federal Burned Area Emergency Response team concludes that Pecos Canyon east of Santa Fe will be at high risk of erosion, hazardous debris and flash flooding due to potential runoff from slopes burned by the Tres Lagunas and Jaroso fires, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Monday.

  • Looking Back - July 10, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, July 9 — The board of commissioners of San Miguel County was requested to pass a resolution at its meeting Monday, approving construction as planned for the Interstate Highway 25, from east of Rowe to the county line north of Watrous. The action on the resolution was deferred until a scheduled public meeting can be held.

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 10, 2013

    Senior Olympics meeting is Thursday
    A Regular meeting of the Las Vegas Senior Olympics is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Thursday July 11 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. All members are asked to attend. State senior Olympics athletes are asked to bring medals.

  • Weather - July 10, 2013

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind 5-10 mph.

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 5-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.


  • Monument to celebrate anniversary of Civil War

    Submitted to the Optic

    Fort Union National Monument announced its annual First Fort Tours that will take place on Saturday. The public may visit the site of the original fort, the “First Fort Union” and see the ruins of the arsenal operated there during the Third Fort, or third period, of Fort Union. Special programs will focus on the 150th Anniversary of the Long Walk of the Navajo and Mescalero Apache, and Fort Union’s role in these tragic events.  

  • Contract stalled by protest

    Plans to award a city road improvement bid to Franken Construction Company and to enter into an unrelated contract with Ferrell Gas Company had  some audience members  raising concerns about conflict of interest during last Tuesday’s special City Council meeting.

  • Hopping to it