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Today's News

  • Man sentenced for battery on officer, other crimes

    A Las Vegas man recently was sentenced to 18 months in state prison on two charges — nearly two years after an incident that began with an arrest for shoplifting $70 worth of merchandise.

  • Weekend sports update: District hoops slates reach last week

    Taos zeroed in on the regular-season District 2-4A boys' basketball championship Saturday night, beating West Las Vegas -- its closest competitor much of the season -- in a 68-38 romp.

    Most district teams have just a couple of games left this week to wrap up the regular season. District tournaments are the following week.

    Also this weekend:

    Mora boys defeated Questa 98-21, Mora girls beat Questa 55-52 before falling to Coronado 51-38, Pecos boys beat Desert Academy 88-22, and Pecos girls topped Desert Academy 60-6.

  • Area wrestlers win 13 district titles

    Las Vegas-area wrestlers captured a total of 13 individual district championships on Saturday, and 34 will advance to the state tournaments Feb. 16-17.

    At the District 2&5 4A tourney in Tucumcari, Robertson won titles in six weight classes and -- by virtue of placing in the top five -- had all 14 varsity grapplers earn a trip to state. The district champs are Justin Salazar, Andrew Trujillo, Leon Lujan, Jonathan Trujillo, Tristan Trujillo and Darian Duran.

  • Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge — candidate questionnaires

    Editor’s note: With a municipal election set for March 6, it’s time to brush up on where the two Municipal Court judge candidates stand on some issues. The Optic submitted questionnaires to all city candidates. Here is the response from challenger Steve Pacheco; a response from incumbent Eddie Trujillo will be published and added to the online version of this story, once received.

  • Las Vegas council candidate questionnaires — Ward 4

    Editor’s note: With the municipal election set for March 6, it’s time to brush up on where candidates stand on some issues. The Optic submitted questionnaires to all city candidates. Here are the Ward 4 responses; a response from Joe Angelo Aragon  will be published and added to the online version of this story, once received.

  • Las Vegas council candidate questionnaires — Ward 1

    Editor’s note: With the municipal election set for March 6, it’s time to brush up on where candidates stand on some issues. The Optic submitted questionnaires to all city candidates. Here are the Ward 1 responses; a response from John Lucero will be published and added to the online version of this story, once received.

  • Luna Trustees hire Colo. firm for president search
  • Researching a serpent

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    A New Mexico Highlands University professor’s Fulbright Scholar Award to study green anaconda snakes in Brazil aims to shed light on possible new species of the largest snake in the world, aiding conservation efforts.

  • Legislature In Brief from Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

    The Santa Fe New Mexican

    All in favor, say woof: The House passed a new fee on pet food Thursday.
    Backers say the bill could raise nearly $1.4 million a year to spay and neuter animals when the fee is fully implemented.

    But some Republicans argued the measure, House Bill 64, amounts to a tax.
    While the $100 fee would fall on pet food distributors for each brand that is marketed in New Mexico, retailers have said this would almost inevitably lead them to raise prices on pet food.

  • 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.