Today's News

  • Jail Log Nov. 13, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9:

    David Rivas, 31, three-day commitment
    Patrick Gonzales, 26, sobriety court violation
    Jenny Montaño, 30, driving on suspended revoked license, no insurance
    Rico Martinez, 26, theft of a credit card and burglary of a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, bench warrant, SM District /SM Magistrate
    Carlos Ortega, 35, 12- day commitment
    Robert Sanchez, 28, seven-day commitment

  • Hospitals see lower costs since insurance expansion

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE  — Hospitals in New Mexico are reporting lower costs for providing care to patients without insurance since the state expanded Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

    That a report by the Legislative Finance Committee shows more patients are covered with some type of private insurance or government-issued Medicaid coverage, lowering the cost of indigent care for hospitals across the state, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports.

  • Looking Back Nov. 13, 2015
  • Weather Nov. 13, 2015


    HIGH 54° / LOW 25°

    Sunny, with a high near 54. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
    6:34 a.m. to 4:55 p.m.



    HIGH 60° / LOW 32°

    Sunny, with a high near 60. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
    6:35 a.m. to 4:55 p.m.


  • HU music department to perform two concerts

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Department of Music presents two concerts in November featuring jazz and Christmas songs.
    The Highlands University Jazz Ensemble performs at 7 p.m. today (Friday) in the Student Union Building Ballroom, 800 National Ave.

    The Highlands Madrigal Choir performs “Canciones de Navidad y Amor,” Songs of Christmas and Love, at 3 p.m. on Sunday in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

  • Exhibit features photos by Ellison, Querry and Robbins

    Submitted to the Optic

    Robert Frank, called by the New York Times “the most influential photographer alive,” once declared that “Black and white are the colors of photography.”  And so, in what may seem an ironic title for the Las Vegas Arts Council’s 140 Gallery November Exhibition, Black and White is More, we are treated to selections from the work of three master practitioners of black and white photography as art:  Bart Ellison of Manuelitas, Elaine Querry of Las Vegas, and Ford Robbins of Santa Fe.

  • Noticias Nov. 13, 2015

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    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

  • Qué Pasa Nov. 13. 2015

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  • Editorial Cartoon Nov. 13, 2015
  • Thumbs Nov. 13th, 2015

    Last Friday, just one day before the East-West game, students from Robertson High School and West Las Vegas High School met at the Bridge Street bridge and exchanged symbolic keys, a gesture aimed at showing unity. We applaud the students who took part and everyone who organized the event for showing the community that it’s possible to be rivals on the field and friends off it.