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  • It's what you give

    Theresa Wesner photo/For the Optic

    Sandra Saavedra, and Joyce Garcia handed over wrapped gifts to Estevan Martinez of the Las Vegas Police Department on Saturday.

  • Her father's story

    She’s no longer teaching, grading essays or juggling any number of developments that can occur in the day of a teacher. Carmen Baca did that for 36 years with Wes Las Vegas Schools. 

  • Student required hospitalization after MMS fight

    Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Kelt Cooper confirmed a Memorial Middle School student suffered injuries in a late-November fight that required transport to an Albuquerque hospital.

    Cooper said he couldn’t say much about the incident, but confirmed the district is investigating both the incident and how it was handled.

  • New Mexico In Brief, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Judge dismisses suit over new bond rule

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the New Mexico Supreme Court over changes to the bond system, finding the case was without merit.

  • Robbery, or family dispute?

    WATROUS — A Colorado woman who claims a relative cleared out her mother’s belongings from a Watrous home wants to see more swift action to help resolve things.

    Debrah Snider, a resident of the Colorado Springs area, owns a home at 406 Second St. in Watrous. After her sister passed away and her mother, Lucille Stumbo, died in 2011, she went through probate procedures and tried to make plans to find places for all of her family’s belongings, including some treasured furniture that had been in the home.

  • Las Vegas’ own YouTube star

    Jim Terr has received plenty of exposure for many of the videos he’s made through the years. His YouTube channel, jaimejaime, is closing in on two million total views.

    One recent has received particular interest — an invitation for Amazon to build a facility in or near Las Vegas — but Terr has been chipping away at the cybersphere of American politics and government for more than 10 years.

  • Meet Alice L. Wagoner

    Meet Alice Wagoner. 

  • City Schools accepts 90-day plan

    In its nearly four-hour meeting Thursday night, the Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education discussed issues, took actions, accepted 90-day plan reports from the schools’ principals, recognized students in various events, honored district employees, and even made time for a dinner break.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 17, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 30 and Dec. 15:

    Jacob Patrick Mejillas, Apo Warrant,  San Miguel Magistrate Court / Adult Pobation.

    Alexandria L. Darley, Aggravated Driving Under The Influence, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

    Andres Gallegos, Resisting, Evading, Or Obstructing An Officer; Las Vegas Municipal Court / Santa Fe Magistrate / San Miguel Magistrate Court.

  • Don Cecilio September Students of the Month

    Here are the Don Cecilio Elementary School students of the month for September 2017:

    They are Larissa Martinez, Ami Madrid, Lily Arguello, Zamantha Hernandez, Janessa Williams, Jaylynn Rodriguez, Santiago Romero, Harold Santillanes and Bella Rose Martinez.