Today's News

  • Jail Log - June 20, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 6 and June 12:

    Stephen Kuresman, 60, violation of a restraining order
    Robert Baca, 37, failure to appear, no insurance, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Aaron Sanchez, 26, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon
    Lanette Romero, 51, criminal damage to property
    Richard Lucero, 31, battery on household member
    Melanie Vigil, 32, failure to pay fines, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM Magistrate/Sandoval County

  • King’s campaign manager resigns

    The Associated Press

    Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gary King’s newly hired campaign manager resigned on Tuesday because of disparaging comments posted on Twitter in the past about women, Republicans and others.

    The departure of Steve Verzwyvelt came a day after King announced he had hired the Louisiana native to run his general election campaign against Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - June 20, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Pension fund yields 15 percent

  • Immigrant licenses plunge

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — First-time driver’s licenses issued to immigrants in the country illegally plunged by nearly a third in the past year despite no change in New Mexico’s policy of granting driving privileges, records show.
    The dramatic decline comes after Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, who’s up for re-election, pushed unsuccessfully for four years to scrap the state’s law allowing driver’s licenses to immigrants, regardless of their immigration status.

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  • Noticias - June 20, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • QuÉ Pasa - June 20, 2014

    • Summer Solstice Spiritual Service
    including ceremony for the Renewal of Body Mind Spirit, 6:45 a.m, Eight Treasures Exercise, on Saturday, June 21 followed by ceremony, meditation, readings, and a potluck at 8 a.m. This service is an opportunity for individuals to cultivate and renew themselves through traditional Taoist methods. For more info, call Peter or Jody Stege at 454-0003 or at 505-603-0581.

  • Mora County Notebook - Middle school students attend law camp

    Two Lazaro Garcia Middle School students recently returned from a week at University of New Mexico Law Camp. They were thrilled and excited with the experiences they had during the week. They stayed on campus all week. The program and expenses was funded by the Hispanic Bar Association.  

    Krystah Pacheco, daughter of Jessyka Sanchez, and Amiree Olivas, daughter of John and Pam Olivas, qualified to attend the camp. They both had to have high grades and write an essay, in addition to having to be recommended by various people.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 20, 2014


    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Angels vs. A’s, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — Little League Orioles vs. Cubs, Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Little League Rockies vs. A’s, Field #1; Yankees vs. Cubs, Field #2, Holman
    11 a.m. — ECHO Food Distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball A’s vs. Orioles, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — Tee-ball Cubs vs. Angels, Little League Field, Holman

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Surprises of all sorts here at the ranch

    Surprises show up in all sorts of different ways around here. I am the happy recipient of “Death Comes Quickly,” Susan Witting Albert’s newest “who-dunnit” book in her China Bayles mystery series. This book is number 23 in the series, and I have read all of them. Susan and Bill Albert are our part-time neighbors who have a home in Pendaries.