Today's News

  • Governor unveils budget proposal

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday unveiled a nearly $6.3 billion spending plan for growing New Mexico’s economy and expanding education initiatives, but her administration echoed the warning of lawmakers that falling oil prices could keep chipping away at the money the state has to spend.

  • Two APD officers charged with murder

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Two Albuquerque police officers were charged with murder Monday in the shooting death of a knife-wielding homeless man that led to violent protests and brought new scrutiny to the police department amid a federal investigation.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 14

    In 1965
    Monday, Jan. 11 — Square Deal Market, 611 South Pacific, received heavy damage in a fire Saturday morning. According to Assistant West Las Vegas Fire Chief George Arellanes, the fire was caused by an oil heater in the back of the store, and a load of flour, a load of beans and some furniture stored in the back of the store were burned while other parts of the store received heavy smoke and water damage. The alarm was turned in about 8:15. Fire also destroyed the Model Cleaners and Goldy’s Restaurant in the 1200 block of National Avenue.

  • Looking ahead - News - Jan. 14, 2015

    Luna candidates must file today
    Today (Jan. 14) is the deadline for individuals to file to run for three seats on the Luna Community College Board of Trustees. District 2, District 4 and District 6 seats will be decided during the March 3 election. Candidates can file at the San Miguel County Clerk’s Office or at their own county clerk’s office.

  • Weather - Jan. 14, 2015

    A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11 a.m. Areas of freezing fog before 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 36. Northeast wind around 5 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 20. Southwest wind around 5 mph, becoming north in the evening.

    Sunny, with a high near 54. North wind around 5 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 24.


  • FYI - News - Jan. 14, 2015

    The Santa Fe National Forest will waive fees at many day-use recreation sites and amenities on Monday to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Contact the Las Vegas Ranger District (425-3534) or the  Pecos Ranger District (757-6121) to find out which sites are open and will waive fees.

  • Comedy tour to perform at Highlands on Thursday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The RJE Comedy Cabaret Tour performs at 7 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave., on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University.

    RJE Comedy Cabaret Tour is the largest and highest grossing college comedy tour in the country. The university’s Office of Campus Life is sponsoring the show to kick off spring semester for the campus and community.

    The comedy show may contain adult language and content. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • Carlson joins Alumbra women’s health group

    Submitted to the Optic

    Alumbra Women’s Health welcomes a new nurse-midwife dually certified nurse-midwife and family nurse practitioner Elizabeth “Lisa” Carlson. She has joined nurse-midwife Connie Trujillo at Alumbra Women’s Health & Maternity Care, LLC.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 14, 2015


  • Noticias - Jan. 14, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.
    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 or 426-7594 for more information.
    • 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.