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Today's News

  • Access to public records varies around state

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    In one of the poorest states in the nation, access to public records in New Mexico varies by county and town, and training among officials in charge of disseminating records is inconsistent, according to a review by The Associated Press.

    And for the most part, records aren’t available online.

    Court documents, police reports and other material can only be obtained in person in many New Mexico counties and officials charge by the page and sometimes will only mail them.

  • Woman hurt Wednesday in alleged DWI crash

    A 25-year-old Las Vegas man was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center Wednesday following a morning crash that left one woman injured.

    Rudy Sanchez, who resides on the 2200 block of Collins Drive, has been charged with aggravated driving while under the influence-causing bodily injury and careless driving.

    He was scheduled to make his first appearance  in San Miguel County Magistrate Court on Thursday.

  • In Brief - News - March 20, 2015

    The Associated Press

    Judge rules for closed primaries

    ALBUQUERQUE — A New Mexico District Court judge has upheld the state’s closed primary system against a challenge from an independent voter.
    State District Judge Denise Barela-Shepherd said in the ruling issued Wednesday that the state legislature had not exceeded its authority when it set up the process
    Currently, only Republicans and Democrats can vote in primary elections — something critics say contributes to low voter turnout.

  • Jail Log - March 20, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 11 and March 16:

    Isaiah Martinez, 20, failure to report
    Daniel Lujan, 31, failure to appear
    John Marshall, 52, no diver’s license/possession of controlled substance/ possession of drug paraphernalia
    Estevan Gonzales, 34, resisting, evading or obstructing and officer
    Lonny Escovedo, 25, failure to report
    Antonio Roybal, 33, failure to pay child support
    Stormy Dominguez, 26,  larceny/disposing of stolen property

  • Obama: 16.4M have gained insurance

    By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Julie Pace
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — More than 16 million Americans have gained coverage since President Barack Obama’s health care law took effect five years ago, the administration said Monday.

    But measuring a different way, an independent expert who took into account insurance losses during some of those years had a much lower estimate: 9.7 million.

  • Islamic State group claims Tunisia attack

    By Jamey Keaten and Ben Bouazza
    The Associated Press

  • Giving back
  • Noticias - March 20, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Que Pasa - March 20, 2015

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO
    • Tri-County Winter Market is at Malette’s Feed and Supply on Highway 518, three miles from town starting at 8 a.m. to sell out every Saturday. Fresh produce and other products are available.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association will be having its annual membership coffee from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 25 at 769 Diane Ave. All women golfers are welcome. For more information, call 425-6003.

  • Family Poetry Night