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Today's News

  • Jail Log - Nov. 1, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 21 and Oct. 30:
    Shawn Montoya, 42, hold for transport
    Carlo Solano, 20, battery on household member, criminal damage to property  
    Freddie Romero, 40, intimidation of a witness, injury to fence, criminal trespass, assault bench warrant SM Magistrate
    Michael Esquibel, 34 hold for court
    Teddy Manzanares, 34 failure to appear
    Mary Jo Gallegos, 51,  failure to appear
    Anjelica Esquibel, 18, mental health hold

  • NM could lose up to $25M in tobacco revenues

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration plans to cut spending on several health and education programs because New Mexico faces the loss of up to $25 million from a nationwide settlement with tobacco companies.

    The state expected to collect about $39 million in tobacco payments in the current budget year. However, the attorney general’s office said Wednesday that amount will be lowered because of an arbitration ruling against New Mexico and five others states in September.

  • Businessman Alan Webber running for governor

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Political newcomer Alan Webber, a wealthy Santa Fe businessman, joined the race for governor of New Mexico on Monday, becoming the fourth Democratic candidate to take on Republican incumbent Susana Martinez.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 1, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! TRAGEDY STRIKES

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 1, 2013
  • After unity, Dems push back on Obama

    By Jim Kuhnhenn
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Just two weeks after President Barack Obama saw his Democratic Party put up an unyielding front against Republicans, his coalition is showing signs of stress.

    From health care to spying to pending budget deals, many congressional Democrats are challenging the administration and pushing for measures that the White House has not embraced.

  • Helping out
  • Noticias - Nov. 1, 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 - Nov. 1, 2013

    FRIDAY VIERNES
    • Las Vegas Senior Center Halloween Dance, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at the center. Music provided by Sangre Joven. There will be a costume contest and a cake walk. Cost is $5 per person. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • The Board of Trustees of the Tecolote Land Grant will meet at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Tecolote Community Center. For more information, call Joe Herrera at 575-427-1141.

    SUNDAY DOMINGO

  • Mora County Notebook: Old Mora Courthouse has interesting history

    The most beautiful building Mora has ever had was the old courthouse that is just a memory for some of the older people. There have been old photos and paintings made to remind the younger generation of the past. This beautiful painting was done by the artist Sylvia Ortega who lives in Guadalupita.