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Today's News

  • 2 boarding home tenants found dead

    Two New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute patients who were released into the care of a local boarding home were found dead last week, and state police are investigating.

    Carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected.

    State police Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez confirmed Tuesday that uniform officers were dispatched to Ning Road in Las Vegas at 2:43 a.m. this past Thursday. Ning Road is off of north Seventh Street heading toward Storrie Lake.

    The officers were asked to go to the residence in reference to two deceased males.

  • Cue the Horror - Fun, food, prizes on tap for Halloween

    There will be plenty of excitement for horror seekers this Halloween.

    On Tuesday evening, several local organizations launched their Halloween Carnival and Haunted House at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • Rivera running for magistrate post

    San Miguel County Clerk Melanie Y. Rivera has decided to run for the Division 2 magistrate position in San Miguel County after learning that the judge currently holding that post doesn’t plan to run for re-election.

    Rivera, a Democrat, announced Monday that she will be seeking the post. Filing day for county offices is March 11, with the primary election taking place in June and the general election in November.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 30, 2013

    In 1963
    Thursday, Oct. 31 — A giant pumpkin, weighing 46 pounds, was raised by Mr. and Mrs. Brigido Archibeque of Upper Town. When the pumpkin was very small, a niece, Mary Ann Maes, who resides in Albuquerque, marked the pumpkin and said that she wanted it when it was grown. So the Archibeques are sending the pumpkin to their niece in the Duke City.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 30, 2013

    Flu shot clinic set for Thursday
    The state Department of Health’s San Miguel Public Health Office is hosting a flu shot clinic from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. this Thursday at 18 Gallegos Road in Las Vegas. The immunization clinic is free and open to the public. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season.

  • Weather - Oct. 30, 2013

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28. West wind 15-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 15-20 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 28.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 57. Clear at night, with a low around 27.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 61.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:21 a.m. to 6:07 p.m.

  • Noticias - Oct. 30, 2013

    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 held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 30, 2013

    TODAY HOY

  • Grading teachers

    New Mexico consistently ranks at or near the bottom compared to other states when it comes to educating our children.

    So it’s clear that business as usual is no longer an option when it concerns our state’s public schools. To their credit, Gov. Susana Martinez and the state Public Education Department realize this, and they’re trying to implement reforms that will make a difference. But they need to rethink their unilateral, top-down approach, which is on the verge of sparking a legal battle with the state’s two teacher unions.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 30, 2013