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Today's News

  • Las Vegas Day in Santa Fe

    Dawna Ortega Gallegos, an instructor and head of student life at Luna Community College gives a #LLCmatters T-shirt to Eddie King, the superintendent of the Springer school district.

    Luna was one of many San Miguel County facilities and groups well-represented Thursday night at a reception at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe that was part of Las Vegas Day to promote the city and the area to state legislators.

  • Bill would consolidate nonpartisan elections

    By Andrew Oxford, The Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE — Election Day is not just a day in New Mexico.

    Between school boards, soil and water conservation districts, community college districts and hospital districts, it can seem like the voting never stops.

    “We have a vast number of small, rural elections in our state happening pretty much all the time,” Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver told a committee of the House of Representatives on Thursday.

  • New House bill would ease impact of power plant shutdown on county

    By Steve Terrell, The Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE — After a Senate committee poured cold water on a bill last week, which would have allowed Public Service Company of New Mexico to sell bonds to pay for the expenses of shutting down a coal-burning plant in San Juan County, a Farmington legislator has introduced a new bill aimed at easing the impact of the plant’s closure on county residents and government institutions.

  • N.M. lawmakers may seek privacy rules for police video

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

    SANTA FE  — New Mexico lawmakers may set up a community task force as they consider restricting public access to body camera recordings of police interactions with people with mental illnesses.

  • Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, Feb. 11, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 2 and Feb. 8, 2018

  • Trustees to send message about complexity of proposal

    While the only action item on the agenda for the Luna Community College Board of Trustees’ special Wednesday meeting was to hire a search firm in its search for a new permanent president, another item took center stage during a discussion.

  • Valley Elem./ Middle School Jan. 2018 Students of the Month

    Here are the Valley Elementary and Middle School students of the month for January 2018.

    They are Justina Tapia, kindergarten; Max Buell, first grade; Luvena Padilla, second grade; Valentin Romero, third grade; Emilio Montano, fourth grade; Josiah Rubio, eigth grade; Santana Sandoval, sixth grade; Frank Gonzales, fifth grade.

  • Valley Elem./Middle School, Jan. 2018 Student of the Month

    Seventh-grader Amor Bustamante is Valley Elementary and Middle School's student of the month for January 2018.

  • Riding at Valmora

    I t is time to saddle up and get down to business — oh yes! That is an expression my moher used way too often when speaking to my sweet brother, Bill and me when we were kids. We understood the expression completely and we weren’t about to try anything stupid like disobeying her.

  • Noticias, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018

    Submit your calendar items and notices to jbrooks@lasvegasoptic.com.

    • San Miguel County Magistrate Court hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.