Local News

  • Governor backs teen curfew

    The Associated Press

    Gov. Susana Martinez voiced her support Monday for letting communities decide for themselves whether to impose and enforce curfews for teens, saying such measures can be an important tool for keeping youngers on the right track.

    Even though the next legislative session is dedicated to budget and tax issues, Martinez said the question of local curfews will be added to her call for the 30-day session that begins in January.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 19, 2015

    In 1965
    Thursday, Aug. 19 — Registration for Robertson High School evening classes will start Aug. 31 at the high school office, Friedman and Fifth. The program is open to all persons over 17 years of age who are interested and who present an educational background indicating successful participation in eight grades of elementary education or the equivalent. Offerings include typing, English, business mathematics, history, social science and biology.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 19, 2015

    Sen. Udall to meet with constituents
    Representatives from the office of U.S. Senator Tom Udall will hold “Udall Serving You” Office Hours for San Miguel County residents who need help with issues related to federal agencies. The office hours will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at the Old Armory Building located at 917 Douglas Ave. in Las Vegas. Residents of Las Vegas and the surrounding communities are encouraged to stop by.

  • Weather - Aug. 19, 2015

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 53. Southeast wind 5-10 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 57.


  • Back-to-school Bash
  • Center seeks to change lives

    San Miguel County officials and volunteers who have worked for years to establish an adult reintegration center for incarcerated individuals here are on the verge of that dream becoming a reality.

    Work has already begun on that 12-bed reintegration facility. It is being built adjacent to the San Miguel County Detention Center and is tentatively scheduled to open on Nov. 11.

    County officials and volunteers working on the project took a moment Wednesday to celebrate their success, holding a ceremony outside of what will be the new reintegration center.

  • Valley Pre-K program solvent

    A handful of parents from the Ribera area were up in arms during a West Las Vegas school board meeting on Wednesday evening.

    They wanted to ensure the district would continue to offer the Pre-K program for the upcoming school year.

  • HALL PASS - NMHU prof inducted into Martial Arts Hall of Fame

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The United States Martial Arts Association inducted a Highlands University professor into its 2015 Hall of Fame in June.
    Bob Bell, an exercise and sports sciences professor, joined the Highlands faculty in 2014 and teaches judo. The retired chiropractor and 7th degree black belt has trained in judo for 30 years, teaching and coaching 28 of those years.

  • Food assistance program relocates

    Submitted to the Optic

    Volunteers with the Comedor de San Pascual spent Friday moving the entire operation to the Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall.

    Comedor de San Pascual is a feeding and food distribution program that has served the community for six years out of the Las Vegas Senior Center.

  • Panel: Supreme Court should support no-bond amendment

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    A special panel of judges, lawyers and other legal experts on Thursday recommended that New Mexico’s highest court support a constitutional amendment to give judges the option to order the most dangerous, violent criminal defendants held in jail pending trial with no bond.