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Today's News

  • Jail Log - Sept. 17, 2017 Optic

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 8 and Sept. 14:

    Jonathan Aragon, 19, failure to comply with conditions of probation, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

    Kassandra Silva, 24, four-day confinement, San Miguel Magistrate Court. Jayson Pusateri, 39, hold for court, San Miguel District Court.

    Jeffrey Fernandez, 23, possession of marijuana, public nuisance. Las Vegas Municipal Court.

  • N.M.Secretary of State adopts final Campaign Finance Rule

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    SANTA FE – New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver today adopted the final version of a campaign finance rule intended to provide much needed guidance regarding New Mexico’s Campaign Reporting Act (CRA) and to bring the CRA into constitutional compliance following numerous court cases.

    The rule will go into effect on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, which is the first day of a new campaign finance reporting period.

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

    9.18.2017 MONDAY

    7:30 p.m. Vocalist and widely recognized recording artist Alka Deo Marulkar will perform Classical Indian style music in Kluge Auditorium at the United World College-USA in Montezuma. The performance is free and open to the public. A $20 donation is suggested to help cover the performer’s travel expenses.

    9.19.2017 TUESDAY

  • Las Vegas part of 1960s storytelling project

    Submitted to the Optic

    If you have a story to tell about your involvement in the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s, Highlands University wants to hear it.

    The New Mexico History Museum chose Las Vegas as one of five communities statewide to participate in the Turn On, Tune In Community Storytelling Project. Highlands is collaborating with the museum on the project.

  • Tony Serna Elem. Students of the Month, Aug. 2017

    Here are the Tony Serna Jr. Elementary School students of the month for August 2017.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Thankful for drivers’ ed classes

    I am always grateful for our beautiful summer days, days with no wind, brilliant sun and not a cloud in the sky.

    I learned long ago to soak up a day like this as much as is possible, because winter is just around the corner. And here in our mountains the rains have come at just the right time so every flower that has a bud is now in full bloom.

    What treat it is to prowl through our high mountain meadows at this time of year! I was invited to a wedding recently and was happy to see old friends that I have known for ages from the Valmora and the Watrous area.

  • We’ll miss you, Senator Pete

    Nearly everyone who grew up in New Mexico in the 70s, 80s or 90s has at least one Pete Domenici story.

    Whether having met the six-term U.S. senator in person, or simply having been involved with one of the many programs he sponsored, helped pass or touted, it would be tough to not a have someone who holds such a high office affect your life.

  • Mother Teresa: Small things with great love

    Just a Thought, by Rick Kraft

    Twenty years ago, Mother Teresa’s selfless earthly life ended on Sept. 5, 1997.

    She changed her address and went to be with the God, Whom she had faithfully served throughout her life. Mother Teresa lived her life modeling the scripture from Matthew 25:40, “Whatever you neglected to do unto one of the least of these, you neglected to do unto me!”

  • Plenty of blame to go around in a disaster zone

    The following column is by John Stossel, author of “No They Can’t! Why Government Fails ­— But Individuals Succeed.”

    “How many once-in-a-lifetime storms will it take,” demands “The Daily Show” comic Trevor Noah, “until everyone admits man-made climate change is real?!” His audience roars its approval.

  • Equifax: Too big to fail, but not too big to be held accountable

    The following editorial was recently published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

    The most disturbing thing about the data breach acknowledged last week by the credit reporting agency Equifax is not that 143 million people’s personal data may have been exposed, nor that there’s not much those people can do about it. It’s that Equifax probably isn’t going to suffer for it, at least not much.