Today's News

  • A storied tradition - The Cowboys Reunion

    With the Centennial Cowboys Reunion just one week away, we’re taking a look back at some of the moments from past reunions that made the event such an enduring tradition for more than half a century.

    The first Cowboys Reunion was held in Las Vegas in July 1915. Cowboys from throughout the region gathered in Las Vegas for a rodeo and parade and other events that gave them the opportunity to get reacquainted and socialize. Those reunions continued in one form or another until 1967, although there was a time-out for the Great Depression years.

  • BREAKING: Luna board votes to hire Sanchez as permanent president

    Luna Community College's Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday to suspend the presidential search that was under way and to hire interim President Leroy "Huero" Sanchez as the school's next president.

    For more on this story, pick up a copy of Friday's Optic.

  • Boy, 15, charged with murder

    A 15-year-old Las Vegas boy has been charged with second-degree murder after he fatally stabbed another male in the neck over the weekend, court documents state.

    Fabian Maes, who resides on the 2300 block of Calle Contenta, was being held at the Taos County Juvenile Detention Center. The probable cause statement filed in District Court in Las Vegas identifies the victim as Carlos Yara.

    Yara’s obituary states that he is 24 and that he was raised in Las Vegas.

  • A touch of the other Vegas - Burlesque show added to rally

    There will be plenty of chrome, leather and lace this weekend for the 10th Annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally. But this year’s event will also feature a unique show at Ilfeld Auditorium that will bring a touch of Sin City to the Meadow City.

  • Council: No $15K increase for EDC

    The organization tasked with helping Las Vegas and San Miguel County grow the local economy was handed a bruising setback last week, with the City Council voting 3-1 against a proposed $15,000 funding increase for the group.

  • Archdiocese facing more lawsuits

    The Archdiocese of Santa Fe has been hit with another batch of lawsuits alleging that pedophile priests sexually abused young parishioners decades ago.

    The three new lawsuits were filed in state District Court in Albuquerque last week.

  • Looking Back - July 22, 2015

    In 1965

  • Looking ahead - News - July 22, 2015

    Reception for new Highlands President
    New Mexico Highlands University is inviting the public to a community reception to meet the school’s new president, Dr. Sam Minner at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday at Kennedy Alumni Hall.

  • Weather - July 22, 2015

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind 5-15 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 57.


  • Death certificate sought for Billy the Kid

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A retired Arizona State University professor is taking his pursuit of a death certificate for Billy the Kid to New Mexico’s highest court.

    Historian Robert J. Stahl filed a petition Friday with the New Mexico Supreme Court to order the state’s medical examiner to create the document for the legendary outlaw, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.