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  • 147 signatures reinstated on recall petition

    City Clerk Casandra Fresquez  informed the governing body on Monday that she has reinstated 147 signatures on the petition to recall Mayor Alfonso Ortiz, but even with those additional signatures, there weren’t enough valid signatures to force a recall election.

  • Night visitor
  • In Brief - News - June 21, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Murder victim has ties to Vegas
    ALBUQUERQUE — Authorities say one of two men found fatally shot at an Albuquerque home apparently shot himself after calling 911 to say he’d just shot the other man.
    Responding officers found both men dead, each with a gunshot wound to the head.
    Police say Henry Aragon, 58,  called 911 late Monday. He said he’d shot 38-year-old Antonio Trujillo, who also lived at the home. Aragon was heard yelling at Trujillo not to die.

  • Jail Log - July 26, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 15 and July 22:

    Paul Martinez, 33, hold for transport 60-day evaluation
    Marcus Washington, 22, failure to appear
    Jenny Montaño, 27, failure to report, failure to pay fines, Adult Probation Office/Las Vegas Municipal Court
    Joseph Herrera, 46, Behavioral Health Institute/Las Vegas Municipal Court
    Diana Waverly, 52, person under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs
    Darrell Treadwell, 41, assault on a household member

  • Looking Back - July 26, 2013

    In 1963

    Tuesday, July 23 — A reception honoring the Rev. Fr. Eugene Guerin was held Sunday at the Our Lady of Sorrows rectory, with more than 1,000 attending. The young priest, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Guerin, Montezuma Road, was born and reared in Las Vegas. He recently returned from five years of study in Rome, where he was ordained by the late Pope John last Dec. 19.

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 26, 2013

    Mora Fiestas this weekend

    The Mora Fiestas kick off at 4:30 p.m. today (Friday) with a fiesta mass honoring Santiago and Santa Ana at St. Gertrudes Church. The festivities continue throughout the weekend.

  • Weather - July 26, 2013

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southeast wind 5-10 mph.

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.


  • Correction - July 26, 2013

    A story in last Friday’s Optic about a road dispute in the Maes area erroneously reported when Robert Shipp and Janet Horton purchased their ranch. The ranch was purchased in 2009.

  • Gold, Scarver vying to be Mora Fiesta queen

    Submitted to the Optic

    Jesselle Kyanna Gold and Amber Scarver are in the running for this year’s Mora Fiesta Queen. This year’s fiestas take place on Saturday and Sunday at the village located north of Las Vegas on State Road 518.

    Gold, 13, is the daughter of Jessie and Rebecca Gold. She is the sister of Janiya and Jessie Jr., and the granddaughter of Frances Torres and the late Steve Gold, and Felix and Gloria Rodriguez.

  • State awarded grant for exchange

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE— New Mexico has received a nearly $19 million federal grant to market its health insurance exchange to uninsured individuals and businesses and to educate them about their options in the state’s online marketplace.
    The exchange, which is envisioned as a one-stop, online shopping center for insurance, expects to enroll more than 80,000 uninsured New Mexicans in insurance plans next year and up to 211,000 people by 2020.