Today's News

  • FBI search home of Rio Arriba sheriff

    The Associated Press

    ESPANOLA — The Federal Bureau of Investigation searched the home of Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella on Wednesday — just hours after he lost his bid for re-election.

  • Jail Log - June 6, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 26 and May 30:
    Jacob Gallegos 6/6/1989,  robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, bench warrant, State of Colorado
    Felix Romo, 43: cocaine, resisting evading or obstructing an officer
    Leonard Lucero, 40, hold for court has a detainer in curry county
    Christopher Benavidez, 25, probation violation: positive UA (cocaine)
    Joseph Martinez, 43, probation violation: positive UA (heroin, suboxone, cocaine)
    Peter Aragon, 42, seven-day commitment

  • Many vets without medical care in NM

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Officials at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Albuquerque say as many as 3,000 patients were assigned to a doctor who didn’t actually see them, a New Mexico congresswoman said Wednesday.

    The officials told U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., that the practice of putting patients without primary care doctors into a separate pool was part of an effort to balance demand and a shortage of doctors at a facility that handled nearly 660,000 outpatient visits last year.

  • Eye candy - Luna to host car show

    Submitted to the Optic

    Luna Community College will hold its 10th Annual Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the college. It is a free event for spectators.

    A $20 entry fee is required per vehicle. Entries will be received until the day of the event. The first 100 paid entries will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a plaque. All entries will qualify for door prize drawings. Entries will be received until the day of the event.

  • Longmire returns
  • Que Pasa - June 6, 2014


  • Last of original Navajo Code Talkers dies

    By Felicia Fonseca
    The Associated Press

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The last of the 29 Navajos who developed a code that stumped the Japanese during World War II has died.

    Chester Nez, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Wednesday morning of kidney failure, said Judy Avila, who helped Nez write his memoirs. He was 93.

  • LANL Scholarship recipients
  • In Brief - New Mexico - June 6, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Rio Grande Sun founder dies
    ESPANOLA — A longtime northern New Mexico newspaperman known for being a steadfast champion of watchdog community journalism has died.
    Robert E. Trapp spent nearly all of his journalism career with the weekly Rio Grande Sun in Española.
    Son Robert B. Trapp, the Sun’s current managing editor, confirmed his father’s death Sunday at a Santa Fe hospital.

  • 34 injured in Staten Island fire

    By Ula Ilnytzky
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Fire tore through three townhouses on Staten Island early Thursday, injuring 34 people including two children who were tossed out of a second-floor window into the arms of neighbors below, authorities and witnesses said.