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  • Artists reception slated

    Aristotle wrote that the aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. The up-coming art event in La Tienda Art Exhibit Space at Eldorado touches on Aristotle’s view in interesting ways.

    The artists who will be featured in the month-long exhibit express the inward significance of their work with a variety of media and styles.

    The Northern Nine group show opened Friday and runs until Sept. 25, with an artists’ reception set for Saturday, Sept. 8 from 4-7 p.m.

  • Fracas at Highlands leads to arrest

    A 21-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Tuesday because of an incident that occurred last Friday on the New Mexico Highlands University campus.
    Highlands police prepared an arrest warrant affidavit for Joseph R. Dominguez accusing him of battery on a peace officer, fleeing from police and public affray.
    The affidavit states that a fight broke out at a dance at the Sala de Madrid last Friday and that when those in the crowd saw the Highlands officer approach, they left the building.

  • Group pulls plans for $3M Wilson ad buys

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - News - Sept. 3, 2012

    In 1962

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 3, 2012

    Bean Day festivities wrap up today
    Wagon Mound Bean Day festivities continue today (Monday) with a parade at 9:30 a.m. on Main Street followed by a free barbecue. The rodeo begins at 2 p.m. For a complete schedule go to www.wagonmoundnm.com/BeanDay

  • Weather - Sept. 3, 2012

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.


  • Vegas undercover: The chase

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about Las Vegas’ drug problem. The initial stories will focus on how undercover agents infiltrated what they’re calling a heroin and crack cocaine distribution network operating in San Miguel County.

    It was 5:22 p.m. on June 5 when Jose Albert Herrera Jr. placed a call on his cellphone and told the man on the other end that he wanted to buy a kilogram of cocaine for $28,000.

  • Senior Profile - Julia Martinez

    By Lupita P. Gonzales
    For the Optic

    Still spry and mentally active, 92-year old Julia Martinez gives the impression that she has taken a sip from the fountain of youth.

    Her quick wit and sense of humor are obvious, as reflected in her quick comebacks.

    “The words are there, and they just come out,” she says.

    And her words do flow readily, as she recounts the early days of her youth, details of her marriage and family, and the passing of various phases of her life.

  • Council to mull more rate options

    The City Council this week asked one of its consultants to come up with more alternatives to the water rate hikes that were previously proposed.

    At a special work session on Monday councilors debated various options, from lowering the differential water customers outside the city would pay to dramatically lowering the proposed increases.

  • Area man charged with trafficking

    A 51-year-old San Miguel County man was arrested and charged with trafficking crack cocaine and other crimes last week.

    John Alvey, who resides on the 5100 block of Castle View Drive was arrested after the Region IV Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at his home.