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Today's News

  • Family vows to support suspect

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — Relatives of a New Mexico teen facing charges in the slayings of his parents and three younger siblings said Tuesday they are refusing to give up on the boy and are vowing to support him as his case moves through the justice system.
    Nehemiah Griego’s family members told The Associated Press in an interview that they are heartbroken over the tragedy and that there were never any signs that something like this would happen.

  • Nature lesson
  • Que Pasa - Feb. 1, 2013

    SATURDAYSÁBADO
    • The Board of Trustees of the Tecolote Land Grant monthly meeting at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Tecolote Community Center. Heirs are urged to attend. For more information, call Joe I. Herrera at 575-427-1141.
    • Las Vegas Senior Olympic Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • Noticias - Feb. 1, 2013

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

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 1, 2013

    THUMBS UP! WOULDN’T IT BE GREAT? It’s long been a dream for all sorts of Las Vegas and area residents — to re-create the Montezuma Skating Pond — and a recent meeting breathed new life into the idea. Las Vegas City Council member Joey Herrera, and about a dozen people, including other city officials, the United World College and some Montezuma residents, are getting serious about reopening the pond to ice skating.

  • Nuestra Historia - La Voz del Pueblo and Félix Martinez

    At least in the case of Félix Martinez, there may be an answer to the age-old question whether the times make the man, or whether it is the man who makes the times. Martinez made a lasting and positive impact on the future of Las Vegas and New Mexico, and was a remarkable man — one of those Renaissance men whose legacies are immeasurable and enduring.

  • Another Perspective - Halting gun violence

    Our right to bear arms must be respected and honored, but responsible gun owners must recognize that principled compromises are necessary to ensure the public’s and our personal safety, and to preserve our treasured right to own firearms.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 1, 2013
  • Not willing to accept gun-related killings

    Regarding Gary Lucero’s letter (published Jan. 28 and titled “Insulted by editorial cartoon”), it was a little hard to see what the problem was until getting a look at the original cartoon (which ran Jan. 18). As I suspected, the problem (“insult”) lay in not taking the cartoon as a joke. I think we all know that “assault” weapons are not generally used for hunting — and I appreciated the additional information supplied by Mr. Lucero.

  • Pecos board candidate questionnaires

    Editor’s note: With school board elections around the corner, it’s time to brush up on where candidates stand on the issues. The Optic submitted questionnaires to all school board candidates in San Miguel County. What follows are the responses from candidates running for a seat on the Pecos Independent School Board of Education. Election Day is Tuesday.

    Position 4

    Debbie Gilmore
    Age: 53
    Address, phone number, e-mail: 17 Camino Andres Vigil, 575-318-9418, realtordg2000@yahoo.com