Today's News

  • Double dose of homecoming
  • Commission: Retain two local judges

    The Associated Press and Optic staff

    A state commission that evaluates judges in New Mexico has recommended that voters retain 4th Judicial District Chief Judge Abigail Aragon and Judge Matthew Sandoval. Overall, the commission is recommending that voters keep 73 of 85 judges who are facing retention votes in the November general election.

    The New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission advises that voters not retain two judges, Judge Lisa Schultz of the 3rd Judicial District and Judge Sheri Raphaelson of the 1st Judicial District.

  • Update of water plan in the works

    Eight years after officials in San Miguel, Mora and Guadalupe counties completed a water plan for the region, stakeholders in the area have undertaken the task of updating it.

    “The first one lacks a lot of information,” said Richard Trujillo, a liaison for the State Engineer’s Office.

    Trujillo and several other people from the region met last week to put together a steering committee for the work that will be happening over the next several months. Trujillo estimates that it will take less than a year to get the update completed.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 22, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 22, 2014

    Kiwanis Annual Spaghetti Day, lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner served from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Hillcrest Restaurant Flamingo Room. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children 10 and younger. All proceeds support Kiwanis’ local youth programs.

  • Weather - Sept. 22, 2014

    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind 10-15 mph.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind around 10 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Sept. 22, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Health care law not popular

    A newspaper’s poll found that nearly half of New Mexico voters say the new federal health care law has been a failure.
    The poll by the Albuquerque Journal also found that a majority of voters said Gov. Susana Martinez was right to take advantage of law by expanding the number of people eligible for Medicaid.

  • Celebrating 57s
  • Que Pasa - Sept. 22, 2014

    • Two short movies on fracking will be shown starting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22 in room 215 of the Lora Shields building, next to the Donnelly Library. These are two locally made documentaries showing the effects of fracking in New Mexico. Refreshments will be provided. Look for signs and balloons. Sponsored by the Committee for Clean Water, Air and Earth. For more information, call 426-1468.


  • Noticias - Sept. 22, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help with the medical treatment expenses for Joel Baca. He has been receiving medical treatment in Denver at the University of Colorado Hospital and is battling several medical problems. The donation account is under Joel Baca at Wells Fargo bank.