Local News

  • Correction - News - May 4, 2012

    An Albuquerque Journal article appearing in the April 20 Optic about former state Treasurer Robert Vigil’s $45,000 donation in old campaign funds to the candidacy of his wife, Viola, contained an inaccuracy. The Roberta Vigil who is the treasurer of Viola Vigil’s campaign is the daughter of Viola and Robert Vigil. She isn’t the Roberta Vigil who is married to state Rep. Richard Vigil, D. Ribera.

  • Jail Log - May 4, 2012

    The following people were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center April 23-29:

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  • School benefit concert Sun.

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Rio Gallinas School for Ecology and the Arts announces a live outdoor concert by the Round Mountain Bluegrass Band from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at United World College-USA.

    The family event starts at 4 p.m.  and includes a bake sale, jewelry and plant sale, face painting and other activities. There will also be a cookout with burgers, hot dogs, corn, sides and drinks for sale.

  • 2 injured in Friday crash

    State police say alcohol was involved in a Friday morning crash that left the alleged drunk driver with a fractured left arm and other injuries and the driver he wrecked into with severe head trauma.

  • Officers vote no-confidence in HU chief

    The officers of the New Mexico Highlands University police and security department have carried through on their threat, voting no-confidence in Chief Donato Sena last week.

    Eight people were eligible to vote, and six of them voted no-confidence while the two others didn’t vote. The officers are also in the process of forming a union.

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  • Local BPA students rank nationally

    Several Valley Middle School students recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Chicago where each of them placed top 10 in the nation in their respective Business Professionals of America competition.

    The group, along with students from West Las Vegas middle and high schools, returned from the national competition on Sunday.

  • City gets $600K for Peterson Dam

    The state Water Trust Board has awarded the city of Las Vegas $600,000 in funding for planning, engineering and permiting for Peterson Dam upgrades.

    “It’s a major deal,” said city Utilities Director Ken Garcia, who briefed the City Council on the funding on Monday. He said the city was informed of the award last week.

  • Looking Back - News - May 2, 2012

    In 1912

    Saturday, May 4 — If when Gov. William C. McDonald, in Las Vegas this a.m. on Train No. 5, had any doubt as to whether the business and professional leaders of the Meadow City were in favor of staging the Johnson-Flynn match July 4, the enthusiasm over the prospect of the coming bout manifested on all sides today and especially in a gathering of citizens who met at the Castañeda Hotel, certainly drove the feeling of doubt out of their mind.