Today's News

  • 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

    • 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.

    • 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
  • Dear Teacher - March 20

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I want to tell your readers why I began homeschooling. At my children’s school, teachers and the teaching were bad for a number of reasons.

  • Classmates write song for Taysha

    By Mary Divine
    St. Paul Pioneer Press

    LAKELAND SHORES, Minn.  — Wearing headphones and standing at a microphone in a recording studio in West Lakeland Township, Gracie Bancroft channeled her inner Katy Perry.

    The 10-year-old Afton girl said she felt like the pop singer as she and other students from Afton-Lakeland Elementary School in Lakeland Shores recorded a song she helped write. The song, “Dear Taysha,” is a musical get-well message to classmate Taysha Hein, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

  • Heading to nationals