Local News

  • The language of hunger

    By Gwen Albers, Special to the Optic

    United World College student Raul Romero knows where his next meal is coming from, unlike his parents in Venezuela, where people wait for hours in food lines and often get nothing.

  • West to part ways with food vendor

    By Alice L. Wagoner, Las Vegas Optic

    Among its actions at Thursday night’s monthly board meeting, the West Las Vegas School Board of Education approved the termination of its contract with a food service provider. Superintendent Christopher Gutierrez said he had visited schools in the district, spoken to officials and students who reported to him that food served was “average or below average.”

  • In Brief, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Students arrested over threats

    SANTA FE  — Authorities say three Santa Fe High School students have been arrested for a letter that described plans for a school shooting.

  • Another N.M. crisis: The ‘feminization of gambling’

    By Thom Cole, The Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE  — Chris Danner, like a lot of slot machine players, started gambling to win money.

    Eventually, she played the slots to escape.

  • 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.