Today's News

  • Budget deal cuts oil and gas royalties

    By Matthew Daly
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The budget deal in Congress will cost Wyoming, New Mexico and other states $415 million in lost oil and gas royalties over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Dec. 20, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Wrong-way driver causes I-25 crash

    SANTA FE — A 52-year-old Santa Fe man is accused of driving while intoxicated in connection with a wrong-way accident on Interstate 25.
    Northbound I-25 reopened Thursday morning after being closed for hours after the Wednesday night wreck at St. Francis Road.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 20, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 10 and Dec. 15:
    Jude Lucero, 39, failure to report
    Joseph Sena, 49, positive UA
    Anthony Gold, 34, positive UA
    Karla Kingery, 57, extreme cruelty to animals
    Lonnie Kingery, 62, extreme cruelty to animals
    Martin Valdillez, 31, aggravated battery on household member, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon
    Catherine Lucero, 49, person under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs

  • Looking Back - Dec. 20, 2013

    In 1963

    Monday, Dec. 16 — A living Christmas tree at the corner of Sixth and Lincoln was planted several years ago, but by this Christmas it was dead. Last week the City crew took off the trimmings and the tree was cut down. A fresh Christmas tree will be cut and brought to Las Vegas by the Jaycees. It will be trimmed and placed at the intersection of Sixth and Douglas, probably on Wednesday.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 20, 2013

    A Winter celebration in Pendaries

    A Winter Celebration, 5 p.m. Saturday at Pendaries Community Center. Children 5 and younger are free, children six to 12, $10 and over 13, $15. Price includes: hayride a full meal, live holiday music, and visit from Santa. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Call Pendaries at 425-3561 ext. 201.

  • Weather - Dec. 20, 2013

    A slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Southwest wind 15-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. West wind 10-15 mph, becoming north in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.


  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 20, 2013

    It may have taken a while, but the city Christmas tree is finally up at the old Safeway parking lot, and the lights are up at Plaza and Carnegie parks. We thank Editha Bartley and her family for donating the gorgeous tree and we thank the city workers who finished putting up the holiday decorations around town. It finally feels like the holidays have arrived.


  • Nuestra Historia: Donnelly retires, regents oblivious

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    For the Optic

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 20, 2013
  • Another Perspective — Tips for a safe holiday shopping season

    By Ben White

    For the Optic

    With the holiday season in full swing, a growing number of people are expected to shop online with their computers and mobile devices. No matter how a customer chooses to shop — through online sites, mobile devices, telephone, or at the store — it is important to stick to your budget and safeguard your confidential information.

    To help manage your finances during the holidays, consider following these important guidelines: