Today's News

  • Palabras Pinturescas: This place has maternity room ­— just for cows

    This ranch gets several ranch and agriculture related magazines in the mail every month or so. A recent “The Furrow” had an article about climate change that caught my eyes. Yes, this ranch family read this story with real interest because we rely on the weather (climate change) daily in everything we do here.

  • Students of the month - April 2, 2017
  • Dear Teacher - April 2, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler
    Question: I hear that kindergarten has become a mini first grade. Where can I find out what children are now expected to learn in kindergarten? — Wondering

  • Champs in town
  • All-state hoops lists out

    Seven Las Vegas-area high school basketball players — each of whom had a starring role in making this past winter one of the more riveting hoops seasons in recent northern New Mexico history — have been named to all-state teams by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Unlike the NMHSCA’s North-South All-Star teams, selection to all-state lineups is made without regard to players’ year in school.

  • Go Fish - April 2, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. For future weekly reports, see Friday editions of the Optic.

    Fishing season begins April 1; don’t forget your new license.

    Catches of the week

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 2, 2017

    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, noon, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Las Vegas Grizzlies vs. ABQ Voodoo, 2 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1 p.m., United World College fields, Montezuma
    • NMHU at Black Hills State (DH), 11 a.m., Spearfish, S.D.

    • West Las Vegas JV at Rio Rancho, 4 p.m., Rio Rancho

  • BREAKING: Villanueva man charged with murder

    A Villanueva man is charged with an open count of murder after a body was found Tuesday in the Pecos River.

    Richard Joseph Griego, 30, was arrested by New Mexico State Police in connection with the death of Jimmy Griego, whose relationship or other connection to the suspect was not immediately clear.

    A witness reportedly told police she saw a man throwing her cousin, identified as Jimmy Griego, off the Pecos River bridge on N.M. Highway 3 near Ribera this past Tuesday afternoon.

  • UWC receiving $10M grant

    Submitted to the Optic

    In honor of the 80th birthday (on March 20) of philanthropist Shelby Davis, his family has committed a challenge grant of $10 million to United World College-USA, the school announced this week.

  • Jail Log - March 31, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 22 and 29:
    Ray Brito, 43, bench warrant: failure to appear, Las Vegas Municipal Court
    Christopher Benavidez, 27, three-day sanction, San Miguel County Magistrate Court, Adult Probation Office
    Mark Suber, 61, bench warrant: failure to pay fines, San Miguel County Magistrate Court
    Kayla Esquibel, 21, bench warrant: failure to report, San Miguel County Magistrate Court, Adult Probation Office