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  • Woman jailed; accused of theft from employer

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    A Las Vegas woman was recently jailed, thanks, in part, to a quick-thinking Walmart manager who spotted a discrepancy on an allegedly stolen check.

    Krystle Alarcon, 33, was recently booked into San Miguel County Detention Center on several charges after Las Vegas Police say she used a customer’s credit card information and also tried to cash a check she had stolen from her manager at her place of employment, Smiling Faces restaurant.

  • Festival honors history of mill

    By Mercy López-Acosta
    Las Vegas Optic

    The tranquil grounds of the Clevelland Roller Mill Museum will soon see plenty of music, fun, and people. The 30th annual Cleveland Millfest takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the mill located just north of Mora off N.M. 518.

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  • City manager the target of email wire transfer scam

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The City of Las Vegas is urging all local institutions to be on the lookout for fraudulent emails requesting wire transfers.

    Last week, the City’s finance department received an email under the name of City Manager Richard Trujillo requesting a wire transfer of $46,822.58.  

    The attempted fraud was unsuccessful.

  • County holding ‘community conversation’ survey meetings

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    San Miguel County leaders are holding a series of community conversations regarding a complex survey about community needs. The first meeting was scheduled to be held Tuesday in Pecos.

    A flier about the meetings and the survey can be found here: goo.gl/sf89uc

    • The Gallinas area meeting will be held at the La Placita fire station from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7.

    • The Conchas-area meeting will be held at the Conchas Fire Station from  6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13.

  • Two dead in Clovis shooting

    The Associated Press

    CLOVIS — A shooting inside a public library that killed two people and wounded four has deeply shaken an eastern New Mexico community.

    The gunman surrendered after the shooting Monday and was taken into custody without incident after police entered the Clovis-Carver Public Library, authorities and elected officials with the city of Clovis said during a news conference. Warrants for his arrest were being prepared, but it  wasn’t immediately clear what charges he would face.

  • Weather - Aug. 30, 2017

    WEDNESDAY

    HIGH 79°/ LOW 51°
    Sunny, with a high near 79. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Wednesday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:32 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    THURSDAY

    HIGH 80° / LOW 53°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Thursday night — a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

  • County holding 'community conversation' survey meetings

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    San Miguel County leaders are holding a series of community conversations regarding a complex survey about community needs. A flier about the meetings and the survey can be found here: goo.gl/sf89uc

    • The Pecos area meeting will be held at Pecos Village Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 29.

    • The Gallinas area meeting will be held at the La Placita fire station from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7.

  • Wagon Mound’s 107th Bean Day is next weekend

    By Mercy López-Acosta, Las Vegas Optic

    Wagon Mound was known for many years for its agriculture, with beans the stable produce. The area doesn’t generate produce in the same way anymore — but its traditions are still maintained in an annual festival.

  • City, county have new websites

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    When it comes to online presentations, one might think the term “eye candy” might not really apply to local governments.

    However, when those governments are not only trying to draw in tourism and other business, and to make use of the site more attractive and smoother for local residents, a visually appealing website can help on many levels. That was one of the motivations both San Miguel County and the City of Las Vegas had when they chose to upgrade their websites this year.