Today's News

  • Imus’ Ribera-area ranch up for sale

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A northern New Mexico cattle ranch belonging to radio personality Don Imus is on the market for $32 million.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the 2,400-acre ranch near the small community of Ribera and about 45 miles east of Santa Fe has been used to benefit children afflicted by cancer.

    The 74-year-old Imus says he is selling the property to support charitable foundations with the sale proceeds.

    He says he hopes to sell the ranch to a group interested in continuing the goal of benefiting kids.

  • CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

    By Mike Stobbe and Emily Schmall
    The Associated Press

    ATLANTA — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

    Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice for protective gear since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the United States.

  • Care provider needs funding increase

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A company providing some behavioral health services in New Mexico following a shake-up of the state’s network says it is losing money and needs to be paid more if it is to stay afloat.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 22, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, Oct. 22 — Charlie The Clown, a popular performer with King Brothers Circus, will be featured Saturday and Sunday at the Fort Union Drive-In Theater. He has been with the circus since 1929 and makes several charitable appearances yearly. He anticipates appearing at the New Mexico State Hospital while in Las Vegas. He is really C.W.Smith, a native of Miles City, Mont.

  • Looking ahead - News - Oct. 22, 2014

    Flu shot clinic
    New Mexico Department of Health’s San Miguel Public Health Office will host a flu shot clinic from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today, Oct. 22 at the Senior Center in San Miguel on State Road 3. There is no charge, but everyone should bring their insurance card, including Medicaid or Medicare. For more information, call the San Miguel Public Health Office at (505) 425-9368.

  • Weather - Oct. 22, 2014

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers at night. Mostly clear, with a low around 42. South wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Sunny, with a high near 72. Northwest wind around 5 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 42.

    Sunny, with a high near 76. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 43.

  • Purina scholarship deadline approaching

    Submitted to the Optic

    The deadline to apply for the annual scholarship awarded by Purina Mills and the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association’s Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee is Nov. 10 according to Crystal Diamond, Winston, YCLC committee chairman.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 22, 2014

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Officer Buckle and Gloria” by Peggy Rathmann. Free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - Oct. 22, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.

  • Our take on amendments

    New Mexico voters are being asked to decide five constitutional amendments during the general election. We urge a “yes” vote on Amendments 1, 3 and 5 while offering no recommendation on Amendments 2 and 4 because they aren’t really relevant to voters in San Miguel and Mora counties.

    Amendment 1 — which, if approved, could change the manner in which school board elections are held — requires a three-fourths’ majority in order to pass. The four other proposed amendments require a simple majority vote in order to be enacted.