Local News

  • Las Vegas’ own YouTube star

    Jim Terr has received plenty of exposure for many of the videos he’s made through the years. His YouTube channel, jaimejaime, is closing in on two million total views.

    One recent has received particular interest — an invitation for Amazon to build a facility in or near Las Vegas — but Terr has been chipping away at the cybersphere of American politics and government for more than 10 years.

  • Meet Alice L. Wagoner

    Meet Alice Wagoner. 

  • City Schools accepts 90-day plan

    In its nearly four-hour meeting Thursday night, the Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education discussed issues, took actions, accepted 90-day plan reports from the schools’ principals, recognized students in various events, honored district employees, and even made time for a dinner break.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 17, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 30 and Dec. 15:

    Jacob Patrick Mejillas, Apo Warrant,  San Miguel Magistrate Court / Adult Pobation.

    Alexandria L. Darley, Aggravated Driving Under The Influence, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

    Andres Gallegos, Resisting, Evading, Or Obstructing An Officer; Las Vegas Municipal Court / Santa Fe Magistrate / San Miguel Magistrate Court.

  • Don Cecilio September Students of the Month

    Here are the Don Cecilio Elementary School students of the month for September 2017:

    They are Larissa Martinez, Ami Madrid, Lily Arguello, Zamantha Hernandez, Janessa Williams, Jaylynn Rodriguez, Santiago Romero, Harold Santillanes and Bella Rose Martinez.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Ranch preparations for a long, cold winter

    Is it really almost December 1st as I write this? I will admit I don’t keep track of time vey well, and both September and October flew by rapidly, as in fast up here in the mountains this year.

    Back in the day, the ridgeline snowpack was already beginning to fill in, pack down and reflect the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountain sunrises that often are spectacular (as are the sunsets up here as well).

  • ‘Dreamland-ing’ in Wagon Mound

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced earluer this fall that the feature “Dreamland,” produced by Romulus Entertainment, Automatik Entertainment and LuckyChap Entertainment, would shoot principal photography in New Mexico, including some in the Wagon Mound area.

    Production was set to begin in mid-October through mid-November. 

  • Rociada-area camp to host large Boy Scout winter event

    Snow is hoped for, expected, and needed in January. That’s when more than 200 scouts with Boy Scouts of America are scheduled to recreate facets of the famous and historic Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s.

    Eddie Dry, activities director for the Sangre de Cristo district, said the annual event will take place from Jan. 12 to 15 at Camp Davis Guest Ranch in the Rociada area, about 27 miles northwest of Las Vegas. 

  • N.M. companies sign on to reduce emissions

    By Susan Montoya Bryan. The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — Some of the biggest names in energy production in New Mexico have signed on to a national effort within the oil and gas industry to curb methane emissions as pressure mounts for states to enact more pollution laws.

  • Christmas donation

    New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute Patient Foundation treasurer Cathy Aragon presented a $3,400 check recently to the foundation administrator, Frances Tweed. The donation was to help purchase Christmas gifts for NMBHI patients. As part of its fundraising efforts, the nonprofit Patient Foundation raised the money through fundraisers and book fairs and takes donations from businesses.