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Today's News

  • Designated driver?

    Since the beginning of each new year seems to be one of the many times of year when New Mexicans and many others enjoy having drinks, we might as well ask the boring, serious, killjoy question: Have you made plans to arrive safely at all your destinations on New Year’s Eve?
    We don’t really need to run down a list of names of victims or perpretrators in the world of drunk-driving evil. Everyone knows someone  who’s been affected.

  • First, walk a mile in my shoes

    By Rick Kraft

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017

    Vote for Paula Garcia
    Democrat Paula Garcia, is running to represent District 40 in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Nick Salazar, who has represented District 40 for years, but has announced his retirement. This is an open seat likely to have several candidates competing in the primary. None will have a record to match Garcia’s.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.

  • Stu Clark central: Updates from Friday, Dec. 29

    Scores and notes from the 64th Stu Clark Tournament, Friday, Dec. 29, at the Wilson Complex:

    Taos 59, Sandia Prep 56.

    St. Pius X 69, Moriarty 52.

  • City attorney removed; interim directors appointed

    A number of City of Las Vegas management personnel changes were announced after a special City Council meeting was held Thursday evening, according to Pubilc Information Officer Lee Einer.

  • Chief Montaño retires from LVPD

    When Juan F. Montaño and his attorney filed a tort claim against the City of Las Vegas last summer, it was obvious the relationship between the police chief and city administrators were strained, and might not last long.

    In some parting words sent to the Optic, however, Montaño didn't addressed the thorny side of his relationship with his higher-ups, but chose to thank a number of people for their support through the years.

  • Man found dead at Montezuma hot springs

    A New Mexico State Police spokesperson confirmed that an adult male was found deceased at the hot springs in Montezuma on Dec. 17, but didn't provide many details.

  • An appeal to the governor

    The Dec. 12 San Miguel County Commission meeting featured presentations on a wide variety of issues, including one from a presenter who wanted to discuss some economic possibilities involving a particular plant.

    Mikki Anaya, formerly both a communications volunteer for the New Mexico Industrial Hemp Coalition and the executive director of the Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute, brought many statistics to the board.

  • Committee crafts tighter dwelling code proposal

    Las Vegas property owners, be aware — with extra “teeth” being proposed as new municipal code, if your dwelling place is deemed “unfit for human habitation,” city officials might be reaching out to touch you. If your property does not meet the code, you could be cited.

    According to Levy Lujan, the city’s code enforcement officer, the point of the increased enforcement standards is not to put liens on people’s properties or take them, but to get people to comply.