Today's News

  • Armijo Street property targeted

    City of Las Vegas officials are looking at cleaning up a nuisance property. Last week, the city council unanimously voted to “state the proceedings to clean up a property,” located at 1909 Armijo St. and belonging to Joe Mondragon of Cleveland.

    “I think mine is cleaner than most of them around there,” Mondragon said. He added that the property is rented, but that his tenant is currently in jail.

  • The main act - Little Joe y La Familia to headline Fiestas

    Get those dancing shoes ready — the biggest music event of the year is just a few days away. The 2017 Fourth of July Fiestas de Las Vegas start on Friday and last until Tuesday evening.

    Tuesday, five-time Grammy Award Winner Little Joe y La Familia will hit the stage to wrap-up this year’s Fiestas.

    “I have not been in Las Vegas, N.M., for a really long time,” Little Joe, whose formal name is Joe Maria DeLeon Hernandez, said in a telephone interview. “I am looking forward to returning.”

  • New state K-12 boss: modern approach needed

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — New Mexico is seeing higher graduation rates and more students are reading at grade level, thanks to reforms made over the past several years, but a top state education official says the demands of public education are evolving and schools need to be prepared.

    Christopher Ruszkowski took over as acting secretary of the Public Education Department this week. He replaces Hanna Skandera, who announced her resignation earlier this month.

  • In Brief - News - June 28, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Two plague cases confirmed
    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health on Monday confirmed two more human cases of plague.

    The recent cases involve a 52-year-old woman and a 62-year-old woman. The first case this year was reported in early June in a 63-year-old man.

    All three patients, who live in Santa Fe County, were hospitalized but there have been no deaths.

    State public health veterinarian Paul Ettestad said plague can be present in fleas that infest wild rodents in Santa Fe

  • Noticias - June 28, 2017

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    • First Born program provides services to families in San Miguel and Mora counties. It is a free and confidential home visiting program. To learn more about the program, or to schedule an informational visit, call 454-1343.

  • Weather - June 28, 2017


    HIGH 89°/ LOW 54°
    Sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
    Wednesday night —mostly clear, with a low around 54.
    5:48 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.


    HIGH 89° / LOW 53°
    Sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 10 to 20 mph. Thursday night — mostly clear, with a low around 53.
    5:48 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.


  • Georgia O’Keeffe film showing at Indigo

    Submitted to the Optic

    Georgia O’Keeffe, a 2009 movie production which was partially filmed at Montezuma Castle at the United World College USA, will be screened at the Indigo Theater at 8 p.m. today (Wednesday), featuring Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen and Tyne Daly.

    This production highlights the complex relationship between Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, and the artistic influence they had on each other. Tyne Daly portrays Mabel Dodge Luhan. Views of Montezuma Castle (with period alterations) are prominent in this production.

  • Que Pasa - June 28, 2017


    6 p.m.
    Fourth of July Fiestas queen competition will take place at West Las Vegas High School cafeteria.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 28, 2017
  • Character can always be measured

    By Mark Shields, Creators Syndicate.

    Americans have reason to trust in progress. By so many different yardsticks, we can gauge improvement just over the past half-century. We are indisputably more tolerant and accepting than we were in the 1960s.

    The percentage of American women with a college degree is five times greater today than it was in 1964. Back then, millions of black Americans were systematically denied the right to vote in many places, most especially in states of the old Confederacy.