Today's News

  • In Brief - News - Aug. 10, 2016

    The Associated Press
    Thousands of refunds stalled
    The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department says it has temporarily halted around 74,000 personal income tax refunds this year.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports officials say the move is aimed at fighting tax fraud due to identity theft.
    That decision has stalled more than one out of 10 claimed refunds by New Mexico tax filers.

  • Weather - Aug. 10 , 2016


    HIGH 82° / LOW 58°
    Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent
    6:16 a.m. to 7:55 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Aug. 10, 2016

    In 1966
    Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1966 — Several hours of heavy rains in the nearby mountains turned the normally placid Gallinas River into a torrent early Tuesday, causing washouts and rockfalls on N.M. 65 beyond Montezuma. An unofficial measurement at Rex Morrison’s home near the ranger station showed three and one-half inches of rain. In Las Vegas, the downpour flooded many street intersections where drains could not keep  up with the flow and made lakes of low-lying area, trailer parks and unpaved streets.   

  • Noticias - Aug. 10, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to… mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 10, 2016

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Story time at Carnegie Public Library will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday unless other wise posted starting Aug, 10. Contact the staff at Carnegie Public Library at 426-3305 for more information.

    2 to 7 p.m.

  • Death with dignity gaining favor

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune and was first published on Aug. 8.

    California has become the fourth state in the union to pass a law allowing assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Since 1997, when the concept was first codified in Oregon state law, it has become known as “aid in dying” and many people have traveled there to take advantage of the opportunity.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 10, 2016
  • Work of Art: 23 to 2: What a thriller!

    You take the lead, then you go into a stall, and you pray that you win the jump three more times.

    We’re not referring to heavy molten metal, entering a corral, being in a church service or what grasshoppers do. No, we mean  sports, old style.

    Let me explain:

    In 1933, in what was dubbed “The Game to Remember,” the East Las Vegas’ Cardinals beat the Santa Fe Demons 23-2.

  • Football sign-up under way

    The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is registering players for its youth football league (formerly Las Vegas YAFL) through Aug. 12.

    Fee per child is $65 and includes cost of uniform and equipment unless otherwise specified. The city teams will be affiliated with the Northern New Mexico Children’s Football League in Santa Fe. The Juniors division includes children 8-10 years old, while the Seniors division has 11-12 year-olds.

    Games will begin Aug. 27, with the schedule lasting eight Saturdays; two home games will be held in Las Vegas for each team.

  • RHS to host youth hoops camp Aug. 16-17

    Robertson High School’s boys’ basketball program is inviting area players ages 7-13 to a youth basketball camp Aug. 16-17 at Mike Marr Gym.

    Session 1, designed for youngsters age 7-10, will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. each day.

    Session 2, for players age 11-13, runs from 10 a.m. to noon each day.

    Fee is $30 per child and is payable with registration on the day of the event.

    For more information on the camp, those interested may contact Coach Manuel Romero, 505-670-8136, or Coach Keith Romero, 505-400-7440.