Today's News

  • Cardinals tame Lions

    Sebastian Gonzales roared louder than any Lion visiting the Bird Cage on Thursday night.

    The Robertson senior guard scored a game-high 33 points to lead the host Cardinals to an 87-60 win over Santa Rosa at Mike Marr Gym. Ranked as high as second in Class 4A boys' basketball, Robertson improved to 17-2 overall.

    The Cardinals have now won 13 consecutive games, their last defeat being Dec. 19 at Lovington.

    Warren Fulgenzi (21 points), Erik Encinias (11), Francisco Arguello (10) and Arjay Ortiz (10) joined Gonzales in double figures Thursday.

  • Ortega wins Rising Star

    Brenda Ortega spent years in front of an audience of students as a teacher. Now, she is has a different stage using her voice, talent and charisma. On Saturday, Ortega walked away with Song of the Year and Rising Star of the Year awards from the New Mexico Hispano Music Awards. She, along with her father and well-known musician Juan Ortega,  also held a live performance at the event that took place at the Ohkay Casino Conference Center in Española.

  • Local police investigating liquor store robbery

    By Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    An unidentified man walked into a local liquor store on Monday evening, brandished a handgun and got away with an undisclosed amount of money and a bottle of liquor, Las Vegas police say.

    The robbery occurred at Legers Package Liquor Store on the 2400 block of Seventh Street. No one was injured in the robbery.

    Lt. Steve Pacheco, with the Las Vegas Police Department, said investigators are following up on leads in the case, but so far no arrest has been made.

  • Rep. Salazar to seek re-election

    Las Vegas Optic

    Rep. Tomás Salazar announced this week that he will be seeking re-election.

    The Las Vegas-area Democrat is currently serving his second term in the state House of Representatives.

    “I have been honored and proud to represent my neighbors and fellow community members of House District 70,” Salazar said in a news release announcing his plans. “I have always felt that public service is the most effective way to better the lives of those around you.”

  • Mayoral candidates tackle the issues

    By Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    Five of the six candidates running for mayor fought hard on Tuesday night to set themselves apart from their opponents, and they didn’t hold back when asked their opinions on how the current administration is running things.

  • Oil plunge upends state budget session

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers conferred with energy market experts and economists about plunging oil prices Wednesday as the Legislature crafts a new state budget that relies heavily on oil and natural gas revenues.

    The price of U.S. crude sank almost below $27 a barrel Wednesday to its lowest price since 2003 amid a glut in oil global supplies. That’s down from the $100 range in mid-2014.

  • Jail Log Jan. 22, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 12 and Jan. 13:
    Flora Montoya-Guinn, 26, conditions of release should be revoked or reviewed, bench warrant Mora
    Brian Aragon, 27, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM Magistrate/LV Municipal
    Anthony Vasquez, 23, hold for court
    Paul Valdez, 29, aggravated DWI (third offense), possession of drug paraphernalia, roadways laned for traffic, driving on suspended revoked license, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM Magistrate

  • Thumbs Jan. 22, 2015


  • Dispatch New Mexico- Being Politically Correct Isn't Easy

    It may not be wise, but let’s talk about political correctness.

    Actually, it’s politically smart to bring up PC these days. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and others have been openly critical of language that seeks to sanitize modern America, and a lot of Republican voters love them for it.

    Conservatives see PC all over the place these days, and they’re thrilled when someone takes it on.

  • Editorial Cartoons Jan. 22, 2016