Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 19, 2013

    Pritzlaf Ranch hike is Saturday

    Hike at the Pritzlaf Ranch will start at 9 a.m. this Saturday and end no later than 2 p.m. The Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance is hosting this hike at the mountainous Pritzlaf Ranch in the Sapello watershed. Attendees are asked to bring water, lunch and rain gear. For questions contact Christopher Torres at 505-795-1507.

  • Weather - July 19, 2013

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming northwest in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

  • Correction - July 19, 2013

    The article in Monday’s Optic about Las Vegas City Schools returning to a five-day week should have said that board secretary Gabe Lucero made a motion to return to a five-day school week, and his motion passed unanimously.

  • Corps accepting applications for energy efficient program

    Submitted to the Optic

    Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC), a non-profit organization based in Taos, has been awarded a contract through the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority to implement the federal Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program.  

    Qualified low income homes in Taos, Colfax, Union, Mora, Harding, San Miguel, Guadalupe and Quay counties receive services to improve residential energy efficiency.

  • Que Pasa - July 19, 2013

    • Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed Friday, July 19, court will reopen Monday, July 22. Court staff will be attending a judicial conference. If you have any questions, contact municipal court at 425-9403.

    • Saturday Morning Bird Walk, 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, meet at the Farmway parking lot. Sponsored by the Las Vegas National Wildlife Reduge and led by Will Jaremko-Wright. For more information, contact Debbie Pike at 425-3581 ext. 205.

  • State police chief retiring

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State Police Chief Robert Shilling said Tuesday he will retire at the end of the month but emphasized that there was no pressure on him to leave the job he has held since Gov. Susana Martinez took office.

    Shilling, 42, announced his retirement in an interview with The Associated Press and said his decision was based on “family, health and happiness.”

  • More veterans cemeteries proposed

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez is proposing that New Mexico establish several veterans cemeteries in rural areas of the state.

    Martinez outlined her plan on Tuesday for providing more burial options for veterans and their spouses than the national cemeteries in Santa Fe and at Fort Bayard in New Mexico and the Fort Bliss National Cemetery in Texas outside of El Paso.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 19, 2013

    The Associated Press

    AG: Probe may take months

  • The grill going? Plan leftovers for later

    By Elizabeth Karmel
    The Associated Press
    Sometimes the promise of leftovers is almost more exciting than the meal itself! And who says leftovers can’t be planned?

  • Mora County Notebook: Teams participate in tourney

    The Mora Little League played at the All Stars tournament held earlier this month at Santa Rosa.

    The 10- to 11- year-old children coached by Carlos Mendoza, Michael Aragon, and Mindi Ann Casados lost their first two games to La Plaza and Santa Rosa.