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Today's News

  • A Dream Come True

    SANTA FE — Mary Alice Gonzales’ dream came true on Monday afternoon.
    Sixty-five years after she had hoped to graduate from high school, the 86-year-old received an honorary Robertson High School diploma from the Las Vegas City Schools district, realizing a lifelong dream.

    Gonzales, formerly Mary Alice Trujillo, was planning to graduate in 1946.

  • County gets donation worth $100K


    About 68 acres of land in the Rowe area once owned by Academy Award-winning actress Greer Garson and her millionaire husband has been donated to San Miguel County.

     The land was assessed at $100,000. It is located in District 2, the area Commissioner Marcellino Ortiz represents.

    “It’s in a good area, and it’s a gift,” Ortiz said. “This is a great acquisition for the county.”

    Ortiz said the land is thought to have once been a part of the Los Trigos Land Grant.

  • Man pronounced dead after rollover

    Las Vegas Optic

    A Las Vegas man was pronounced dead after his vehicle rolled Saturday night in the Camp Luna area.

    Gilbert Garduño, 60, was alone in the vehicle when it rolled. No other vehicles were involved.

    It’s unclear whether Garduño died from injuries sustained in the automobile accident or whether he suffered a medical episode before the rollover.  The cause of the crash and Garduño’s cause of death are pending autopsy and drug/alcohol results, according to state police.

  • Looking Back - August 17, 2011

    In 1911

    Friday, Aug. 18 — It looks dark for statehood for New Mexico and Arizona at this session of congress. This is the consensus of opinion in both houses. It is admitted that Senator Bailey and a few other determined Democrats in the senate can prevent action in the upper body. In the house the Democrats are divided. Some of them insist on voting on a motion to pass the original Flood resolution over the veto of President Taft. Others feel that such a program should be abandoned in favor of the Flood-Smith compromise resolution.

  • Looking Ahead - August 17, 2011

    City Council meeting is today

    The Las Vegas City Council will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at City Hall, 1700 N. Grande Ave.

  • Weather - August 17, 2011

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 10 mph, becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. West wind 5-10 mph.

    Thursday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming south 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

  • FYI - News

    The boil advisory issued last week for the Agua Pura water system in Chacon in Mora County has been lifted. The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau issued the advisory after finding E. coli in the water. It has determined the water is now safe to drink.

  • Honorary graduate
  • Que Pasa - August 17, 2011

    TODAY HOY

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Bear with Me” by Max Kornell All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - August 17, 2011

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

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.