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  • A perfect finish - Grad never missed a day of school

    Brandon “Chach” Ty Romero Trujillo has accomplished something that most students can’t even imagine.

    Next Friday, the Robertson High School senior will walk across the stage at Mike Marr gymnasium and receive his high school diploma with perfect attendance for not one school year, but for 13.

    That’s right. Trujillo has not missed a single day of school since kindergarten.

  • Dam mishap raises safety concerns

    A city of Las Vegas employee suffered bumps and bruises earlier this month when the Bobcat he was in flipped on its side into Bradner Reservoir, leaving him submerged in the water.

  • Stalled complex finally moving ahead

    The state Board of Finance signed off Tuesday on nearly $2.1 million in bonds for the Mora County Complex, a move that clears the way for the long-stalled project to move forward.

    “I think this is a major step forward for Mora County,” said Mora County Commissioner Paula Garcia. “Our goal is to provide a healthy and safe space for our citizens and employees so they can conduct county business.”
    Commission Chairman John Olivas in a statement said the county is looking forward and taking the next steps toward completion of the facility.

  • Looking Back - May 23, 2014

    In 1964

    Tuesday, May 19 — His Excellency James P. David, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, has announced the closing of St. Gertrude’s Catholic School at Mora and the disbanding of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent at Holman. Financial reasons were given for the closing of St. Gertrude’s, which had an enrollment of about 200 Catholic students who all probably now attend the public schools in Mora County. The Sisters of Loretto, who operate St. Gertrude’s, had been active in Mora County for more than 100 years.

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 23, 2014

    Flag-burning ceremony Monday

    The Las Vegas Elks Lodge #408 Veterans Committee, in conjunction with the VFW, will host a flag-burning ceremony at 1 p.m. Memorial Day at the Elks Lodge. For more information, contact Angela Sanchez at 505-429-2128.

  • Weather - May 23, 2014

    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Light south wind increasing to 10-15 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Showers and thunderstorms likely at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind 5-15 mph, becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - May 23, 2014

    Optic Staff and Wire

  • New U.S. attorney confirmed

    The Associated Press

    The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Damon Martinez as New Mexico’s next U.S. attorney.
    The Albuquerque native was confirmed by the full Senate by a voice vote.

    Martinez has served as an assistant U.S. attorney since 2001 and supervised the organized crime and gang section in Albuquerque. He has also worked on national security, anti-terrorism, immigration and narcotics cases.

  • Jail Log - May 23, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 11 and May 19:
    Jaime Contereas, 27, aggravated DWI
    Sandra Baca, 47, aggravated DWI, driving on suspended revoked license
    Wilfred Sanchez, 18, battery, shoplifting
    Catherine Lucero, 49, six-day commitment
    Tracy Fresquez, 33, hold for court
    Robert Wooley, 28, district court warrant: picked up new charges
    Christopher Garcia, 28, probation violation: new charges (driving on suspended revoked license)

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