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Today's News

  • Court invalidates 10 Gov. Martinez vetoes

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Ten vetoes by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez have been invalidated by a state district judge because the governor missed deadlines or failed to explain her reasoning, allowing the piecemeal legislation on economic development, high school curricula and hemp production to take effect Thursday.

  • Trial set on child abuse, other charges

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    A Las Vegas man is now set to face a jury trial in November on charges that include child abuse, though a plea deal is still possible.

    Floribal Bachicha, 30, has been charged with aggravated assault upon a peace officer, two counts of abuse of a child, tampering with evidence, resisting and evading or obstructing an officer in San Miguel District Court, with all allegations stemming from an alleged April 17 incident.

  • New Mexico In Brief, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Risk assessment key to bail reform

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Drug Policy Alliance and others are joining in support of bail reforms in New Mexico, saying there’s a need for more risk assessment tools to help judges determine whether defendants should be detained or released pending trial.

  • Puerto Rico angry at Trump official ‘good news story’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledged a relentless effort to help Puerto Ricans recover from hurricane devastation Friday after his homeland security chief stirred a tempest of her own making by declaring the federal response a “good news story.”

  • Jail Log - Oct. 1, 2017 Optic

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 22 and Sept. 28:

    Alexander Lara, 39, seven-day commitment, Mora County. Lawrence Trujillo, 37, concealing ID, driving on suspended/revoked license, no registration, forgery, San Miguel District Court, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

    Tracy Crespin, 31, aggravated DWI (fourth offense), failure to stop, driving on suspended/revoked license, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

    Jeffrey Shelton, 39, failure to appear, Las Vegas Municipal Court.

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

    Sunday, Oct. 1

    International Peacemaker Nora Carmi, a Palestinian Christian, will make a presentation at 1 p.m. at First United Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Ave., about her firsthand experiences as a refugee. The public is invited.

    Wednesday, Oct. 4

  • Noticias, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

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

    • A Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m. New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.

    • The Las Vegas Community Soup Kitchen is looking for volunteers to Prepare and serve lunch on Thursdays. It is an ecumenical ministry. All are welcome. Call 425-7283 for information.

  • Rain on the parade

    One second, Socorro girls’ soccer captain Kayla Botko stood her ground, looking to make a big play 30 yards from the Robertson goal. The next, she was face down in the soggy grass, a victim of the elements.

    Friends and foes gathered nearby couldn’t help but laugh, so Botko laughed, too.

  • Volleyball: Mora falls to Peñasco

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    For the first time this fall, the Mora Rangerettes found themselves in a five-set battle Thursday at Peñasco.

    The host Panthers cruised to a 25-12 win in the first set of the night, but Mora roared back to take control with 25-19 and 25-22 wins in the next two sets. Peñasco eked out a 25-22 score to knot the match at 2-2, then darted to a 15-8 win in the fifth set.

    It was the first of four matches in a seven-day span for Mora (2-5) and coach Tara Bartlett.

  • YABL registration under way in Vegas

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Las Vegas Recreation Department is signing up participants for its Young American Basketball League, specifically boys and girls, kindergarten through second grades, as well as boys in grades three through seven. (Girls’ league play for grades three through seven will begin in January.)

    The fee per child is $40.

    Those in seventh grade must not also participate on a school team.