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Today's News

  • Mil Gracias letter

    On behalf of the West Las Vegas Music Department, we would like to thank the following individuals and businesses that contributed to our event: Platinum sponsor: Bank of Las Vegas. Silver sponsor: State Employees Credit Union, Deseo (John and Rose Montoya), ENMR, and State Rep. Richard D. Vigil of District 70. Bronze sponsors: Herrera Coaches, WLV board President Christine Ludi, WLV board member and Mrs. Kenny Lujan, First Community Bank, Antonio Ortega, Roy Pacheco for Sheriff, and KNMX (Mr. Matt Martinez).

  • Letter: Family urges support for father

    We, the sons and daughters of Arthur Padilla, want to thank you for your support for our father. He has served Las Vegas and the surrounding community for the past 40 years through his service in law enforcement and, most recently, his eight years as county commissioner.

    Our father is retired and will give 100 percent of his time and effort to help the people of San Miguel County. He has a personal open communication policy in which you may call and express your concerns or opinions. His values, strong ethics and experience speak for themselves.

  • Panel's makeup in dispute

    Some are alleging that San Miguel County’s new task force on oil and gas regulations is heavily weighted toward the industry. Of the 10 members, four of them have ties to oil and gas.  In April, the County Commission formed the panel to make recommendations for an ordinance that would deal specifically with oil and gas drilling.

  • Letter: No regard for grieving family

    I am writing this letter to let you know that I feel very sad and angry when I read the Optic article in Friday, May 21. This is in regards to my nephew Abel Herrera, who crashed and died during a pursuit by police.

  • Teen almost dies in drinking binge

    A 13-year-old girl almost died after drinking a good portion of a whiskey bottle, city police said. Two adults are being charged. Adam Yara, 24, and Laura Archuleta-Flores, 21, were charged with two counts of child abuse and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police said.  According to authorities, the suspects bought the bottle of whiskey at 77 Package Liquors for the 13-year-old girl and her 16-year-old boyfriend. The suspects allegedly took the teenagers to Archuleta-Flores’ house at 510 Grand Ave, Space No.

  • Dons skipper leads North

    Dean Gallegos, who has guided the West Las Vegas Dons baseball team back to the postseason two years running, will head the coaching staff for the North All-Stars in the upcoming Class 3A baseball showcase event. The North-South baseball games are scheduled for June 9-11 in Socorro. Joining Gallegos in the annual all-star contest will be two of his Dons team leaders — outfielder Michael Armijo and pitcher-outfielder Jared Gallegos — as well as Robertson shortstop Adrian Jaramillo.  Meanwhile, several area softball players were honore

  • Letter: Optic shouldn't stop comments

    I was shocked and saddened to find that the Optic no longer allows Las Vegas citizens to comment online. This was one of the only outlets in a city that controls any disagreement or new ideas.

    Speaking before the City Council is a hopeless travesty. The new city attorney interrupts and claims any mention of a city worker’s name or job description is to be handled by “personnel” and not to be spoken in public.

  • Mora man pleads guilty to striking woman

    A Mora County man has pleaded guilty to striking a woman with a shovel, sending her to the hospital.  Sam Olivas, 76, will get two years of probation in connection with the attack, which happened during a dispute over an acequia in Cleveland, N.M.

  • Graham sixth in heptathlon

    All-American Angella Graham placed sixth in the heptathlon, racking up 5,282 points Thursday in the opening day of competition at the NCAA Division II national outdoor track and field championships in Charlotte, N.C. The New Mexico Highlands University standout later finished fifth in the triple jump. Aisha Adams, a junior at Angelo State, won the women’s heptathlon with 5,698 points. Trailing Adams were Angelo State teammate Chrystal Ruiz (5,572), Maddy Outman of Indiana, Pa.

  • Letter: Has Franklin done research?

    Annette Franklin in her letter published on May 19th asks: “How can voters vote intelligently when facts are not revealed and discussed?” It seems that she is urging readers to do just that; to lay out issues of concern and discuss them.

    Her letter covers a wide range of issues. I highlight here only a few of them.