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  • Longtime nurse practitioner killed in accident

    A Thursday morning accident resulted in the death of a beloved, appreciated wife, mother and season medical professional.

    At about 8 a.m. Thursday, Lacy L. Houdek was jogging along New Mexico Highway 104, about four miles east of Las Vegas, when she was struck and killed by a pickup truck, according to a State Police news release.

  • Youth group to stage march on Saturday

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The SPOT Youth Team and local students have organized a “March for Our Lives — to demand an end to the epidemic of mass shootings in our schools today,” according to a news release.

    All students in the San Miguel and Mora county areas are invited to participate.

    The march will begin at Sixth Street and Friedman Avenue at noon and will work its way westward. For information, contact the Las Vegas Peace & Justice Center at 505-425-3840 or lvpeacecenter@startmail.com.

  • Entire council to hear about special audit

    After some initial confusion on which and how many Las Vegas City Councilors would get to sit on an exit conference regarding a special audit of city procedures, it appears the entire council will get to meet with representatives of the Office of the State Auditor after all.

    The Council and Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Giron, along with Acting City Attorney Danelle Smith, will meet with State Auditor office staff in a closed executive session at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 28 to discuss the results of an independent third-party audit requested by the Council.

  • Police: DWI suspect had two children in vehicle

    A Serafina woman was arrested for child abuse, driving while intoxicated and other charges after a recent traffic stop on March 16 revealed she had two children in her vehicle.

    According to reports, on March 15, at about 10 p.m. a New Mexico State Police officer was dispatched to a gas station because of a female who appeared to be drunk.

  • Some Allsups employees get $1K

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Allsup’s, one of New Mexico’s largest privately owned companies, announced today that all full-time, non-executive employees that have been employed at least one year with the company prior to 2018 will receive a $1,000 one-time bonus as a result of the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017.

    The new tax reform legislation provides tax cuts for individuals and companies and should result in positive economic growth.

  • County's closed-door discussion of P & Z commissioner under review by AG

    The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office sent a letter with eight questions in it regarding the way a volunteer county planning and zoning commissioner was dismissed last summer.

  • LVPD: Man forged Magistrate Court checks

    A Las Vegas man was finally arrested this month as a result of an investigation where police say he forged checks from the San Miguel Magistrate Court in October.

  • Sierra Vista Elementary February 2018 Students of the Month

    Sierra Vista Elementary first lunch students of the month for February 2018. 

    They are Awnika Tapia, Aidan Romero, Estevan Morales, Jayden Lucero, Raylynn Herrera, Brenen Deisler and Kaylee Sena.
     

  • Sierra Vista Elementary February 2018 Students of the Month

    Sierra Vista Elementary second lunch students of the month for February 2018.

    They are Mariah Garcia, Tatiana Kavanaugh, Ariana Sanchez, Roman Salazar, Sean Garcia, Elijah Martinez and Will Esquibel.
     

  • Recommendation to HLC Trustees: Highlands should be taken off probation

    Monday, Highlands  University received the most encouraging words to date regarding its accreditation probation.
    Highlands President Sam Minner emailed dozens of university administrators and others Monday afternoon to let them know about an email he’d received from the Higher Learning Commission, the organization that accredits most colleges in the central U.S.