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  • Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, March 25, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 16 and March 21, 2018:
    Gary Esquibel, Bench Warrant, San Miguel Adult Probation.
    Edward M. Cruz, Bench Warrant, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
    Tonya J. Sedillo, Abandonment Or Abuse Of A Child, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
    Jeremy Gonzales, Aggravated Driving Under The Influence, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
    Stephen R. Montaño, Felony Warrant, San Miguel District Court.

  • The best kind of visit from the local fire department

    Samaritan House, a Las Vegas shelter, recently received a donation from the Gallinas Volunteer Fire Department of non-perishable foods and clothing.

    The donation resulted from the fire department’s donation drive, which began on Feb. 5 and ended on Feb. 16, Tanya Lucero said.

    Lucero, whose husband and son volunteer with the department, said information about the drive was distributed on Facebook and through fliers.

  • Nursing scholarships

    Three women were recently announced as the Alta Vista Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship recipients.

    They will receive financial support for the remaining three semesters of nursing school.

    Alta Vista Ladies Auxiliary representative Delicia Pacheco recently met with recipients Ashton Borunda, Lori Clifton and Vanetia Gonzales.

  • Longtime nurse practitioner killed in accident

    A Thursday morning accident resulted in the death of a beloved, appreciated wife, mother and season medical professional.

    At about 8 a.m. Thursday, Lacy L. Houdek was jogging along New Mexico Highway 104, about four miles east of Las Vegas, when she was struck and killed by a pickup truck, according to a State Police news release.

  • Youth group to stage march on Saturday

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The SPOT Youth Team and local students have organized a “March for Our Lives — to demand an end to the epidemic of mass shootings in our schools today,” according to a news release.

    All students in the San Miguel and Mora county areas are invited to participate.

    The march will begin at Sixth Street and Friedman Avenue at noon and will work its way westward. For information, contact the Las Vegas Peace & Justice Center at 505-425-3840 or lvpeacecenter@startmail.com.

  • Entire council to hear about special audit

    After some initial confusion on which and how many Las Vegas City Councilors would get to sit on an exit conference regarding a special audit of city procedures, it appears the entire council will get to meet with representatives of the Office of the State Auditor after all.

    The Council and Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Giron, along with Acting City Attorney Danelle Smith, will meet with State Auditor office staff in a closed executive session at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 28 to discuss the results of an independent third-party audit requested by the Council.

  • Police: DWI suspect had two children in vehicle

    A Serafina woman was arrested for child abuse, driving while intoxicated and other charges after a recent traffic stop on March 16 revealed she had two children in her vehicle.

    According to reports, on March 15, at about 10 p.m. a New Mexico State Police officer was dispatched to a gas station because of a female who appeared to be drunk.

  • Some Allsups employees get $1K

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Allsup’s, one of New Mexico’s largest privately owned companies, announced today that all full-time, non-executive employees that have been employed at least one year with the company prior to 2018 will receive a $1,000 one-time bonus as a result of the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017.

    The new tax reform legislation provides tax cuts for individuals and companies and should result in positive economic growth.

  • County's closed-door discussion of P & Z commissioner under review by AG

    The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office sent a letter with eight questions in it regarding the way a volunteer county planning and zoning commissioner was dismissed last summer.

  • LVPD: Man forged Magistrate Court checks

    A Las Vegas man was finally arrested this month as a result of an investigation where police say he forged checks from the San Miguel Magistrate Court in October.