Today's News

  • Guilty plea entered in bomb case

    The Guadalupe County Communicator

    An Albuquerque man will serve three years of probation after pleading guilty this week to charges related to a homemade bomb that destroyed a portable toilet at Conchas Lake and another device found unexploded in Santa Rosa’s Blue Hole.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 6, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 22 and Dec. 2:
    Eloi Leyba, 25, hold for court
    Andrew Gelvin, 43, failure to appear
    Armando Garcia, 52, criminal trespass, public nuisance
    Efrain Gutierrez, 26, hold for court
    Caleb Ortiz, 31, resisting or evading an officer
    Adam Villanueva, 30, battery on a household member
    Ramond Gonzales, 47, aggravated assault upon peace officer, battery upon peace officer  
    Charles Martinez, 44, failure to pay child support

  • Looking Back - Dec. 6, 2013

    In 1963

    Friday, Dec. 6 — The Rev. Robert G. Plagge of Council Bluffs, Iowa, will occupy the pulpit of the First United Presbyterian Church Sunday, Dec. 8. The Rev. and Mrs. Plagge are in the community this week visiting with various members and getting acquainted with the congregation. He is a candidate for the vacancy in this parish and hopes to meet all the congregation at some time during the week.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 6, 2013

    Holiday Home Tour is tonight

    The Holiday Home Tour will be from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight (Friday). A previous calendar listing had the incorrect day. The tour includes two homes on the historic west side of Las Vegas and five homes in New Town. This is the 12th anniversary of the tour, organized by CCHP. Tickets are $10 and available at 116 Bridge Street. 

  • Weather - Dec. 6, 2013

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -7. South wind 10-15 mph. A 30 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -6. South wind around 15 mph.

    A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 25. South wind 15-20 mph. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.


  • Que Pasa - Dec. 6, 2013

    • NMHU Music Department and the HU Singers Present “And All That Jazz,” Songs from Cabaret and Chicago, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets $5 and students with valid ID are free.
    • Meadow City Camera Club has an exhibit of photographs in the El Fidel Restaurant until Friday, Dec. 6. Eight local photographers have taken “Points of Departure,” each seeing something unique.

  • ‘And All That Jazz’ show by HU Singers today and Sat.

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University HU Singers will perform a medley of songs from the musicals Cabaret and Chicago 7:30 p.m. today (Friday) and Saturday in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    And All That Jazz is a full musical production that includes original choreography, sets and costumes.

    Andre García-Nuthmann, director of Highlands University’s choral program in the Department of Music, is the musical director and piano accompanist.

  • Noticias - Dec. 6, 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.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 6, 2013

    It may have taken five months to get there, but the city administration and the city police union have finally reached agreement on a contract that gives officers hourly raises of 75 cents. Like firefighters, police put their lives on the line every day, and we’re glad that the city has found the money to increase their pay. A 75-cents-per-hour raise may not seem like a lot, but it amounts to $1,560 a year.


  • Nuestra Historia: Donnelly under attack; Melody targeted

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    For the Optic

    Undoubtedly, the national civil rights struggle of the 1960s found its way to Las Vegas, and helped awaken here a long dormant yearning for Hispanic inclusion in the affairs and governance of Highlands University – and two local politicians in particular were the first to take up the cause.