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Local News

  • County insurance helps with hail damage

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

  • Jail Log - from Nov. 12, 2017 Optic

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 4 and Nov. 9:

    Manuel Aragon, Bench warrant arrest, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

    Andres Gallegos, Bench warrant arrest, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

    Ignacio Gallegos, Bench warrant arrest, Adult Probation/San Miguel Magistrate Court.

  • Students of the Month: Luis E. Armijo Elementary School

    Here are the Luis E. Armijo Elementary students of the month for October 2017: Andres Trujillo, Emily Herrera, Patrick Gurule, Savannah Souvannalath, Miles Cavanaugh, Noah Rivera, Kiana Garcia, Donovan Lujan and Jessie Dimas.

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  • Poet Lyla June Johnston to perform at NMHU

    By Margaret  McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents internationally known Native American performance poet and musician Lyla June Johnston on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom, 800 National Ave.

  • Sunday edition delivery to be delayed

    The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail Saturday in observance of Veterans Day. Delivery of the Optic will take place on Monday, Nov. 13.

    The Optic appreciates its readers’ patience with this adjustment.

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  • All-in for Olivia’s

    An eatery on the south side of the Las Vegas Plaza is called Olivia’s Cafe.

    It’s a small, cozy business that represents the efforts of three generations of cooks.

  • ‘Smokin’ Hot’ parade scheduled

    By Jordan Ortega, Special to the Optic

    Once again, the City of Las Vegas will host its annual Electric Light Parade with its new theme, “A Smokin Hot Holiday”. 

  • City council to vote on $2.5M in budget items

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    Items ranging from water treatment equipment to housing funding will be included as action items at an upcoming Las Vegas City Council meeting, as detailed when the Council approved, at Wednesday’s work session, about $2.5 million in items to go on a consent agenda for a vote at a regular meeting.

  • The Nation In Brief, Nov. 10, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Sen. Rand Paul’s neighbor in court

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s longtime neighbor pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he assaulted the Kentucky Republican while he was mowing his lawn.

  • New Mexico In Brief, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

    The Associated Press

    SOS requests more funding

    ALBUQUERQUE  — Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said Wednesday that her office needs more money to meet a legislative mandate to update New Mexico’s campaign finance reporting system in order to provide more transparency and improve public access.