Today's News

  • Jury convicts Griego on some corruption charges

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press
    SANTA FE  — A former state senator, who lives in San Miguel County, was convicted Thursday of fraud, bribery and felony ethical violations in a corruption trial over accusations he used his position as a lawmaker to profit from the sale of a state-owned building.

  • Opening the Sabinoso

    Submitted to the Optic

    Recently, U.S. senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján welcomed the completion of the process to accept the Wilderness Land Trust’s donation of 3,595 acres, known as the Rimrock Rose Ranch, to the American people. The property is adjacent to Sabinoso Wilderness in New Mexico and is now part of the wilderness area.

    The donation includes a road easement that provides the public with access to the wilderness for the very first time.

  • Wagon Mound boss still being paid

    The public school administrator who was relieved of her duties with a Mora County school district earlier this year is still being paid her salary during a contract dispute, according to a law firm representative.

  • City Schools grade remains stable

    One fact was unchanged, while another has changed, as disclosed during Thursday night’s Las Vegas City School board meeting. 

    First, the district still maintains a “C” grade, according to the 2017 –18 report card issued recently by the state Public Education Department. 

  • Jail Log - Sunday Optic, Nov. 19, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 10  and Nov. 16:

    Anthony Benavidez, no-injury abandonment or abuse of a child, aggravated assault of a household member, false imprisonment, interference with communications, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

    Estevan Alarcon, shooting at a dwelling/occupied building, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

    Monday-Monday, Nov. 13-20

    Calvary Chapel, 2310 7th St. in Las Vegas, is the Operation Christmas Child shoebox dropoff location for the Las Vegas area. The 2017 dropoff dates are Monday-Friday, Nov. 13-17, 4 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 18, 3 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 19 from noon to 2 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 20 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. For information, call 505-425-2817.


    Tuesday, Nov. 21

  • October — a month of many causes

    Here are some submitted photos taken at West Las Vegas Valley Elementary and Middle School during October, when Red Ribbon Week, Week With Out Violence and Breast Cancer Awareness Month were recognized.

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  • I’m thankful for Thanksgiving!

    Beth Speaks for Herself — By Beth Urech

    As a child, I loved Thanksgiving. Turkey, yes! Stuffing, yes!  Pumpkin pie, yes! I relished my mom’s salad made with cranberries and orange segments mixed into jello and then scooped into little tin molds.

  • Americans oppose churches in politics

    The core principle of the Johnson Amendment should be preserved. 

    With several bills active this month in Congress that would allow churches even more freedoms within politics than we have now, the Optic urges its readers to contact representatives and U.S. senators and help keep our elections from getting even more muddled, partisan and filled with money flying in all directions.

  • How are you measuring the progress in your life?

    Just a Thought .... by Rick Kraft

    How do you derive your self worth? What in your world determines whether or not you are having a good day?