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Today's News

  • Isotopes nip Iowa in 12 innings

    Jordan Patterson’s sacrifice fly allowed Ryan McMahon to score the winning run in walk-off fashion Tuesday night, and the Albuquerque Isotopes edged visiting Iowa 7-6 in 12 innings.

    The win salvaged a split of the four-game series. Patterson also hit his team-high 22nd home run for the Topes, who were idle on Wednesday.

  • Are you afraid of ghosts?

    Las Vegas has a long, dark history, ranging from hangings in the Plaza Park to spirits roaming in historic homes.

    Saturday, the spirits will headline this year’s Places with a Past Historic Homes and Buildings Tour featuring “Ghost Stories.”

    “I’ve heard since I have lived in Las Vegas about all the ghosts here,” said tour organizer Kathy Hendrickson, who relocated to Las Vegas six years ago. “I’ve heard about Byron T. Mills at the Plaza Hotel along with others, including my own house.”

  • City approves amended budget

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    After more than two hours of lively public input and discussion, the Las Vegas City Council passed ­­­a Fiscal 2018 budget resolution — just hours before the state deadline to submit it.

    Needing to submit a balanced FY18 budget to the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration, the council tried for a second time to approve a budget Monday. Last Wednesday, the council held a special meeting where its budget was disapproved by a 2-1 vote; Councilman David Romero wasn’t present.

  • Drug convicts sentenced to prison time

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    San Miguel County District Attorney Richard D. Flores recently announced three individuals, convicted of drug trafficking offenses, were sentenced to prison.

  • Snedeker is no longer warden of Detention Center

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    Friday was Patrick Snedeker’s last day as the warden of the San Miguel County Detention Center. County officials haven’t released any information about why his employment has ended. County Manager Vidal Martinez and County Commission Chair Rock Ulibarri both thanked Snedeker for his service of more than a decade to the county, but neither would say why Snedeker’s employment has ended, or whether it was voluntary.

  • Interior secretary makes his first visit to San Miguel county

    From Las Vegas Optic reports

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made his first visit to San Miguel County over the weekend, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

    Zinke was joined by Sen. Tom Udall and Sen. Martin Heinrich on Saturday as they toured the 16,000-acre Sabinoso Wilderness, located between Las Vegas and Mosquero. The only site in the federal government’s wilderness preservation system that is legally inaccessible to the public, the Sabinoso is surrounded on all sides by private property.

  • World news, Aug. 1, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Venezuelan prisoner: ‘Resist’

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Supporters of Leopoldo Lopez have a released a video he taped a week before state security agents whisked him back to a military prison. It shows the opposition leader calling on Venezuelans to be firm in resisting President Nicolas Maduro. He also announces that his wife is pregnant.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017

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  • Reflections of the West exhibit opens Friday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands University presents the art exhibit, Reflections of the West, featuring artists such as nationally known sculptor Duke Sundt, with an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
    The free exhibit, which coincides with Las Vegas Heritage Week, is in the university’s Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave. It continues through Aug. 28.

  • Reflections of the West exhibit opens Friday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands University presents the art exhibit, Reflections of the West, featuring artists such as nationally known sculptor Duke Sundt, with an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
    The free exhibit, which coincides with Las Vegas Heritage Week, is in the university’s Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave. It continues through Aug. 28.