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  • In Brief - News - June 28, 2013

    Optic Staff and Wire

    Local brewery offering its beer at Dick’s, El Fidel

    Las Vegas’ hometown brewery, New Mexico Craft Brewing Co., is now offering its selection of beers through the bar at Dick’s and also at the El Fidel Restaurant, the brewery announced this week.
    The micro brewery is already the sole provider of beer at the Las Vegas Train Robbers home baseball games and is offered to thirsty tourists and movie stars frequenting the bar at the Plaza Hotel.

  • Book Review - ‘Learning Las Vegas’ is worth your time

    By Eric Martin

    Las Vegas Optic

  • Jail Log - June 28, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 17 and June 21:
    Antonio Larrañaga, age unavailable, Positive for Cocaine
    Ben Gallegos, 35, Failure to Comply
    Anthony Baca, 31, Driving on Suspended Revoked License
    Crystal Garcia, age unavailable, New Charges
    Travis Ulibarri, 33, Failure to Pay Fines
    Antoinette Armijo, 39, Murder
    Jude Maes, 38, Failure to Pay Fines
    Mario Romero, age unavailable, Failure to Pay Fines
    Lucy Trujillo, 56, Failure to Appear

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 28, 2013

    From The Associated Press

    Low reservoir levels in Santa Fe

    SANTA FE — Municipal reservoirs in Santa Fe are only around one-third full, and officials say they may run dry in three months.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the city this weekend will start tapping stored water to meet summer demand amid the state’s worst drought in decades.

  • Regulator to remain in office

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — State Insurance Superintendent John Franchini was selected Wednesday to remain as New Mexico’s top insurance regulator when his office becomes an independent governmental agency next month.
    A nine-member committee named Franchini to serve as insurance superintendent for a term that starts July 1 and expires Dec. 31, 2015.

  • Teambuilders part of audit

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — A list of 15 New Mexico nonprofit groups whose Medicaid payments were ordered stopped this week after a state audit showed massive mismanagement and possible fraud includes well-known names in behavior health, according to a public records request by the Albuquerque Journal.

  • Star Power
  • Que Pasa - June 28, 2013

    • HU Alumni will be hosting the Second Annual Coach Bleil Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 29 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. For more information, contact Curt Spencer at 505-280-0308, or HU Athletic Director Ed Manzanares at 454-3368 for more information. Proceeds to support the Fred Bleil Scholarship — Endowment, to benefit Highlands University student athletes.

  • Mora County Notebook: Family Dollar opening store in Mora

    The Family Dollar Store will soon be opened in Mora. The building and parking lot have been ready and waiting for quite some time now. People have been watching the  progress of the building since the land was cleared, base put down and the building going up. The parking lot was prepared with parking spaces drawn out and the area readied for business. Now at last the completions is about to happen with an opening date around July 18.

    According to Gene Urioste, they will have the interior ready and workers hired by that date.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 28, 2013


    4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — La Jicarita Rural telephone coop Customer Appreciation Day, hot dogs and beverages, prizes mariachi music and more
    7 p.m. — Free Family Movie Night, popcorn, door prizes, fun for the whole family, Presbyterian Church (across from Russell’s) parking in the back
    9 a.m. to noon — Mora /San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc Annual Meeting, Mora High School Gym