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  • One roof at a time

    One might think that the continued roof repairs taking place in Las Vegas and surrounding areas mean the 2017 summer hailstorms led to a high, exact number of insurance damage claims.

    But that’s not what happened.

  • UWC show set for Saturday

    The United World College-USA will present its Pacific Asian cultural day show at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in Kluge Auditorium on the Montezuma campus.

    The school's talented students will perform dances, skits and more during the free program, which is open to the public.

    The show will also be live-streamed here: goo.gl/Aei44a

  • Election Day is Tuesday for Las Vegas, Pecos

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Tuesday is municipal Election Day in the City of Las Vegas and in the Village of Pecos.

    Las Vegas residents in City Council Ward 1 will pick from three challengers and the incumbent while Ward 4 will choose a new councilor. City residents will also be voting in a Municipal Judge election.

  • Lujan Grisham makes visit to Las Vegas

    In her campaign for this state’s highest office, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham stopped in Las Vegas to an enthusiastic crowd at Traveler’s Cafe on Thursday morning.

    Approximately 100 people gathered at the restaurant and responded with applause, and at times cheers, as the gubernatorial candidate exhorted them to envision Las Vegas and northeastern New Mexico as a region full of opportunities rather than challenges.

  • How quickly life changes

    By Jill McGlaughlin, The Los Alamos Monittor

    WHITE ROCK — Ronald “Ronnie” Swartz usually didn’t fill up his truck’s gas tank in Los Alamos before heading home to Las Vegas.

    But on Feb. 5, he had plans to help his cousin after work.

    At lunchtime, the union plumber stopped at the White Rock Giant gas station on Rover Boulevard to get some gas.

    That decision put Swartz, 56, in the narrow path of a flying rock that struck him in the head, taking his life.

  • How quickly life changes

    By Jill McGlaughlin, The Los Alamos Monittor

    WHITE ROCK — Ronald “Ronnie” Swartz usually didn’t fill up his truck’s gas tank in Los Alamos before heading home to Las Vegas.

    But on Feb. 5, he had plans to help his cousin after work.

    At lunchtime, the union plumber stopped at the White Rock Giant gas station on Rover Boulevard to get some gas.

    That decision put Swartz, 56, in the narrow path of a flying rock that struck him in the head, taking his life.

  • Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, March 4, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 20 and March 1, 2018:

    Dominic Montoya, Bench Warrant, Adult Probation / San Miguel Magistrate Court.

    Juan Martinez-Sandoval, Felony Warrant, San Miguel District Court.
    Lance G. Madrid, Bench Warrant, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
    Deion Pettiford, Felony Warrant, San Miguel District Court.
    Richard F. Varela, Aggravated Assault, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
    Nicole Gallegos-Aragon, Bench Warrant, Valencia County Adult Probation.

  • Memorial Middle School, 2017-18 grading period 2 Honor Roll

    Eighth Grade
    Aragon, Michaelangelo
    Archuleta, Johnny P
    Archuleta, Marisa Lorena
    Arguello, Kaitlin A
    Baca, Isaiah J
    Baca, Kay-Lee A
    Baca, Lainey
    Baldy, Carl I
    Bustamante, Amanda A
    Cambron, Ambrosgio P
    Cummings, Simon H
    Deniz, Kevin Alexis
    Dominguez, Aisha R
    Encinias, Amanda J
    Estrada, Isiah J
    Fulgenzi, Nico Dean
    Gallegos, Angelica Marisol
    Gallegos, Rico F
    Garcia, Michael D
    Garcia, Stella M

  • Luis E. Armijo Elementary Jan. 2018 Students of the Month

    Here are the Luis E. Armijo Elementary students of the month for January 2018.

    They are Kristi Martinez, Danny Provencio, Alia Kimah and Mari Jo Montoya, Makayla Chavez, Coby Coca, Julian Pacheco, Mikaela Montoya and Jacelyn Codova.

  • El Valle Collaborative hosts healthcare co-op

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    RIBERA —January 18, 2018 - As the rural northeast counties of New Mexico continue to experience provider shortages and the future of prenatal care remains uncertain for cities like Las Vegas, one local non-profit has set its focus on a cooperative model for rural healthcare delivery.

    The El Valle Women’s Collaborative began in 2012 with the vision that they could enhance the lives of families in the Pecos River Valley through projects that support economic development, health and wellness.