Local News

  • Local radio stations win several NMBA awards

    Submitted to the Optic
    Las Vegas-based radio stations KNMX, KMDZ and KBQL were recently recognized at the New Mexico Broadcasters Association’s 2015 Awards Gala with a total of eight Excellence in Broadcasting Awards.
    KNMX-AM earned a total of six awards, which include: Sports Play by Play with Art Abreu for the state high school basketball game between the West Las Vegas Dons and the Taos Tigers. Abreu also took Sports Talk Show honors with NMHU Coach Craig Snow with their version of the March Madness Bracket-logy Show.

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  • NM won’t fight emission-cutting rule

    The Associated Press
    New Mexico properly prepared for President Barack Obama’s efforts to cut greenhouse gases from power plants and won’t be among the many Republican-led states expected to fight the plan, state Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn said Monday.
    Flynn told The Associated Press that because Gov. Susana Martinez had previously brokered an agreement, the state is in position to adapt to the new rule.
    “I think we can look back at the decisions we made three years ago and say they paid off,” Flynn said.

  • Jail Log - August 7, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 24 and Aug. 2:
    Richard McIntosh, 32, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Ignacio Gallegos, 26, failure to appear, failure to pay fines, bench warrant, LV Municipal
    Richard Carrillo, 35, battery on household member, driving on suspended/revoked license
    Joshua Linker, 25, disorderly conduct, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer
    Randy Montaño, 51, driving on suspended-revoked license, no seat belt

  • In Brief - News - Aug. 7, 2015

    State offering amnesty

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration again is offering temporary amnesty for parents facing possible arrest for unpaid child support.
    The governor’s office announced this week an enforcement crackdown will start at the end of the month targeting those who don’t take advantage of the program.
    State officials say individuals can visit a state Child Support Enforcement Division office without fear of arrest and pay a bond to cancel outstanding bench warrants for not paying child support.

  • Artbark fundraiser set for Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic
    Ever wonder how you can help out local strays? No time to volunteer at the shelter? Do you like art and a good time? Dig out those polished boots and gold lamé shoes, and come enjoy live music and gourmet catered food at Artbark in Las Vegas, where you can bid and win art works donated by local and national artists.

  • Upcoming and Ongoing- August 7. 2015

    •  A World Breastfeeding Week Event Co-hosted by New Mexico Breastfeeding Taskforce and WIC to be held on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 at New Mexico Public Health Office on 18 Gallegos Road in Las Vegas. For more information, contact Monica Larrea, Northeast Regional Coordinator, at 505-219- 4128.

  • Noticias- August 7. 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

  • Shooters do well in state contest

    Submitted to the Optic
    The goal of the Mora 4-H Shooting Sports program is youth development through participation in firearms, safety training and shooting sports activities.
    Recently the team competed in the 4-H Shooting Sports contest at the Whittington NRA Center in Raton. The objectives were to assist the 4-H members to learn and practice the rules of rifle, pistol, shotgun, muzzle loading, compound and traditional archery, safety, sportsmanship and accuracy with firearms.

  • ‘Fantastic Four’ tries to get footing

    By Lindsey Bahr
    AP Film Writer
    LOS ANGELES — The “first family of Marvel” has had some growing pains.
    While Marvel’s X-Men and the Avengers have built their big screen empires into well-oiled billion dollar franchises, the Fantastic Four have floundered with never-was and the never-should-have-been adaptations.