Today's News

  • In Brief - News - Aug. 9, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Team finishes fire rehab work

    PECOS, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials say they have finished with emergency rehabilitation work on hundreds of acres charred by the Tres Lagunas Fire.
    About 518 tons of straw were dropped by helicopter on part of the burn scar in the Santa Fe National Forest. The work spanned more than four days and took nearly 30 hours of flight time.

  • Jail Log - Aug. 9, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 31 and Aug. 4:

    Nicole Chavez, 27, hold
    Marcos Jara, 34, 15-day commitment
    Marcos Ruiz, 33, failure to appear, failure to pay fines  
    Charlene Pacheco, 35, failure to appear for burglary and shoplifting, criminal trespass
    Gonzales Estevan, 32, hold for court  
    Paul Mares, 35, failure to appear for larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a minor

  • Looking Back - Aug. 9, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 9, 2013

    The Heritage Week Traditional Spanish Pioneer Dinner will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Friday) at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Center. Dinner includes a traditional buffalo stew with green chile and barley, pinto beans and chicos. Admission is $10 and children five and younger eat free.

  • Weather - Aug. 9, 2013

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southeast wind 5-10 mph.

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 5-10 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.


  • FYI - Aug. 9, 2013

    State police are planning a DWI checkpoint in San Miguel County today (Friday) from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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    The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service is available Fridays and Saturdays, from 8 p.m. to 2:30 am. Call 429-0336 for service. Rides are given in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishment to home.

  • Officials meet with Tree Board to look at projects

    Submitted to the Optic

    Local Tree Board members met with federal officials to discuss Urban and Community Forestry Assistance projects in Las Vegas City Parks recently. Projects were $25,000 each for a total of $50,000 to remove hazardous trees and prune aging shade trees in the parks. Funding was provided by New Mexico State Forestry and U.S. Forest Service and the project was administered by Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 9, 2013

    • Meadow City Music Festival, 5 p.m.to 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, Legends of Las Vegas, Plaza Park. Free and open to the public followed by a paid dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at El Rialto Patio with opening by
    Boris and the Saltlicks followed by Dead Superheroes Orchestra. Tickets are $20 at the door.

  • Mora County Notebook: Utah work camp does repairs at Mora church

    Last week there was a lot of activity around the Mora Presbyterian Church as a group of six adults gave their time and skills to do some repairs on the grounds, church and manse as they worked with some of the local church members.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Aug. 9, 2013


    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers’ Market, parking lot of Southwest Capital Bank
    7:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and 9:45 p.m. — Candle Light Tours, The Forgotten Faces of Fort Union, enacted by costumed participants, Fort Union National Monument
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Hall
    8 a.m.— Students return to school, Mora Independent Schools