Local News

  • Abe Montoya Rec Center re-opens Friday

    The renovated Abe Montoya Recreation Center will open just in time for summer. Friday, the city will host a grand opening of the facility, which has been closed since August 2016.

    “We’re excited to re-open the newly renovated Abe Montoya Recreation Center and hope that the community will be proud of their new facility,” city Recreation Director Pamela Marrujo said.

  • Lodgers tax topics raised

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    Las Vegas City Council members didn’t have any lodgers tax items on their agenda at last Wednesday’s regular meeting, but a few items came up in the course of the evening about utilization of that tax fund.

  • New Mexico lawmaker: governor’s appointments can wait

    By  Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The president of the New Mexico Senate said Monday there will be no confirmation hearings for appointments by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez during a special legislative session.

    Senate President Mary Kay Papen of Las Cruces said the Democratic-led Legislature will be focused on restoring vetoed funding for state colleges and universities and will not vet executive appointments when lawmakers convene on Wednesday.

  • United World College commencement
  • WLVHS graduation
  • In Brief - News - May 24, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Bomber died in U.K. attack
    MANCHESTER, England (AP) —  Manchester police say the man who set off an improvised explosive device at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England died in the attack.

    Police said Tuesday 22 people died in the attack Monday night. It wasn’t clear if that included the suspected suicide bomber. Dozens more were injured.

    Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said forensic investigations are continuing as police try to determine if the attacker had accomplices.

  • County offices closed Monday

    In observance of Memorial Day, San Miguel County offices will be closed Monday, May 29. The offices will be open normal business hours Tuesday, May 30.

  • City/County symposium
  • Weather - May 24, 2017


    HIGH 82° / LOW 52°
    Sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night — clear, with a low around 52.
    5:50 a.m. to 8:06 p.m.


    HIGH 83° / LOW 49°
    Sunny, with a high near 86. Windy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
    5:49 a.m. to 8:07 p.m.

  • Budget to be a tough fit for city

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    While City of Las Vegas administrators and the city council have overseen some tough moves to keep the budget balanced, it looks as if Fiscal 2018 will be an even bigger financial challenge for the city.

    City Manager Richard Trujillo emphasized at last week’s regular council meeting that there are no plans for furloughs or layoffs, the city faces a tough budget crunch, even if the upcoming special state legislative session doesn’t lead to new cuts.