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Today's News

  • Young advocates in the Roundhouse

    State Rep. Tim Lewis, R-Rio Rancho, speaks with a group of students from Guadalupe Montessori School in Silver City on Thursday at the Capitol. The kids were trying to get his support for legislation the class wrote — Senate Bill 234 and House Bill 381 — that would allow for the creation of a specialty license plate to help raise funds for pollinator-protections efforts.

  • House sends marijuana legalization bill to Senate

    After a three-hour debate Thursday night, the state House of Representatives by a narrow margin -- 36-34 -- approved a measure that would legalize recreational use of marijuana in New Mexico.

    Any resident 21 years or older would be allowed to buy, possess and use cannabis under the proposal, which also would create a state oversight commission.

  • Jail Log - Sunday's Optic, March 10, 2019

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 27 and March 6, 2019: 

    Jerome D. Jaramillo, Transport Order For Court.

    Joel W. Shipman, Transport Order For Court.

    Michael Dalton, Bench Warrant Failure To Appear/Failure To Pay. 

  • House GOP aims to override gun bill

    The House of Representatives earlier this week voted almost totally along party lines to approve Senate Bill 8, moving the legislation to the desk of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. She has said she will support such gun-control measures.

    House Republican leaders on Thursday sent a letter to Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, asking her to use the constitutional referendum provision to place the question on the 2020 ballot.

  • Blessed with more time to make a difference

    I have cried more this past week than any other week of my entire life. There is something about a close encounter with death that changes a person’s view of the world. Last week could have easily been your last column from me.

  • Thanks for nothing, LCC Trustees

    Every time the Luna Community College Board of Trustees seems about ready to finally let Charlie Brown kick the football, the board members reassert their role as “Lucy” and yank the football away from the community.

    While the Luna Community College Board of Trustees might have met accreditation criteria with its presidential search — perhaps — the search did no favors for the community.

  • Editorial Cartoon Sunday, March 10, 2019

     Editorial Cartoon Sunday, March 10, 2019

  • Luna College student recognized at state capitol

    Luna Community College student Laura Sandoval, along with other students from various two-year colleges, throughout the state, was recognized recently at the State Capitol for earning Phi Theta Kappa New Mexico All-State Academic Team honors. 

    “It feels like all the hard work is paying off,” said Sandoval. “There is so much on my mind that I haven’t processed everything yet.”

  • UWC advances to national competition

    A student team from the United World College-USA won an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., after winning the state title during the Academic World Quest competition last week.

  • UWC advances to national competition

    A student team from the United World College-USA on Thursday won an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., after winning the state title during the Academic World Quest competition.