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Today's News

  • Stefanics wins Senate seat

    By Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic
    and The Associated Press

    Santa Fe County Commissioner Elizabeth “Liz” Stefanics is going to the Roundhouse, and District 39 voters in San Miguel County played a pivotal role in making that happen.

    Stefanics, a Democrat, defeated Republican Theodore “Ted” Barela by less than two percentage points.

    The Associated Press called that race at around noon on Wednesday.

    Stefanics took 50.89 percent of the vote to Barela’s 49.11, besting him by just 334 votes.

  • Bricks and Mortar on Mainstreet: Castañeda renovations begin

    Editor’s Note: Bricks & Mortar on Mainstreet is an occasional series highlighting Downtown renovation projects from the Railroad Depot to the Plaza Park. This article is a conversation with Allan Affeldt and his wife, Tina Mion, co-owners of the Historic Plaza Hotel & The Castañeda Hotel,  and Cindy Collins, Executive Director of Mainstreet de Las Vegas.

  • FastBucks ordered to pay $32M in restitution

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    A New Mexico judge is ordering a short-term loan company that operates online and in five states to pay more than $32 million in restitution to customers for unfair and unconscionable business practices.

    The state attorney general’s office on Wednesday announced Judge Francis Mathew’s judgment against FastBucks in a case that was first brought by prosecutors nearly a decade ago.

  • Trump denounced in protests across U.S.

    By Andrew Dalton
    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — A day after Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, campaign divisions appeared to widen as many thousands of demonstrators — some with signs declaring “NOT MY PRESIDENT” — flooded streets across the country to protest his surprise triumph.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 11, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 26 and Nov. 9:

    Antoinette Gonzalez, 32, probation violation: failure to report to probation, Adult Probation Office
    Christopher Garcia, 30, probation violation: admitted to using heroin, suboxone, Xanax, Adult Probation Office
    Larry Romero, 26, bench warrant: failure to appear, District Court
    Rebecca Gallegos, 34, bench warrant: bringing contraband into a jail, conspiracy, San Miguel Magistrate Court

  • Looking Back - Nov. 11, 2016

    Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1966 — Dr. H.M. Mortimer today appeared the winner of the election to the State Board of Education to represent the district of San Miguel, Mora and Guadalupe counties. Unofficial returns showed Mortimer ahead of Gilbert S. Lopez by a count of 5,880 to 5,550. In another race, Junio Lopez led a Republican uprising in defeating Democrat Fidel Chief Gonzales for the State Senate seat representing San Miguel; County.
     

  • For a good cause
  • Noticias - Nov. 11, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • Volunteers are needed for overnights at the Casa de Samaritan Emergency Shelter located 716 Grand Ave. Are you or is someone you know willing and able to provide services to the less fortunate in our community and surrounding areas? The shelter usually opens on Nov. 1, but this date is always dependent on weather. If interested or want to know more about this program, call the shelter at 429-3730 or 454-1390.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 11, 2016

    11.11.2016
    FRIDAY
    6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 11, 2016

    THUMBS UP! THE END OF A NASTY ELECTION