Local News

  • City ready to hire more than 150 youths for summer job program

    The city of Las Vegas is once again hiring youths for the summer, and because of the interest in the program and an overflow of applications, city officials are looking into expanding it.

    The city has identified money within the general fund from current unspent dollars that will be used for this one-time expenditure.

    The city will be employing more than 150 youths to participate in the nine-to-11 week summer program and is currently seeking additional funding to hire more  employees.

  • Local Briefs - May 4, 2012

    Graduate students face 7.2 percent hike

    Graduate students attending New Mexico Highlands University next school year will end up paying up to 7.2 percent more in tuition and fees, under new rates the university submitted to the state Higher Education Department.

    Regents last week approved new tuition and fee rates for students, but the increase for graduate students had been unclear due to a discrepancy in the documents presented to regents for approval.

  • Looking Back - May 4, 2012

    In 1912

    Monday, May 6 —The Canyon del Agua is being built. A new highway will make an easy and practical route to Santa Rosa. Under the direction of Road Commissioner J.M. Martinez, 25 men have been employed and the project will be pushed to as rapid a completion as possible.

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 4, 2012

    Cinco de Mayo dance is Saturday

    A Cinco de Mayo benefit dance will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight this Saturday at the Mora VFW to benefit the Buena  Vista Cemetery fencing project. Music by Deuces Wyld. Tickets are $5 per person in advance and $8 per person at the door.

  • Weather - May 4, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 48. West wind 15-20 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 82. West wind 10-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 48.
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 47.

  • 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.