Today's News

  • Highlands building back on track

    The general contractor hired in late February to take over construction of the New Mexico Highlands University Student Center says the project is finally back on track.

    “We really, truly believe that we can deliver this before the end of the year,” Jim Franken, of Franken Construction, told regents on Monday.

    After weeks of inactivity, crews returned to the job site this week.

    The revamped schedule presented to regents lists the re-start date of the project as Monday and the completion date as Dec. 22.

  • Looking Back - April 27, 2012

    In 1912

    Monday, April 29 — Tagged with express markers from cities and towns in all corners of the globe, an old man arrived in Las Vegas yesterday in a Wells Fargo Express car on Train No. 10 from California. After being tagged with a Meadow City marker, the show was again started on its way. The man recited: I’ve traveled o’er this world a bit/ I’ve been from state to state/ This rambling life I’ll never quit/ Until I find my mate.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 27, 2012

    Free legal fair on Saturday

    Attorneys will be available this Saturday to give free legal information, answer legal questions and offer resource information to all citizens of Guadalupe, Mora and San Miguel Counties. The legal fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kennedy Hall on the Highlands University campus, located at National and University.

  • Weather - April 27, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 38. North wind 15-20 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.


  • Jail Log - April 27, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 17 and April 22:

  • Noticias - April 27, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.

  • Que Pasa - April 27, 2012

    • Applications for the El Valle de San Miguel County Flying Diamond Scholarship are available at the San Miguel County Human Resource Office. Applications and guidelines may be picked up at the office at 500 West National, Suite, 202. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27. For information, call 425-1557.

  • A gala fit for a PRESIDENT

    Saturday evening was all about glitz, glamour, roasting and more for the 2012 President’s Gala-Dollars for Scholars.

    The Wilson Complex was transformed from a basketball court to an elegant ballroom complete with giant screens and massive banners, courtesy of the New Mexico Highlands University’s Media Arts Department. Attendees arrived to a red carpet and were serenaded by the university’s Mariachi Vaqueros de la Sierra as they made their way into the facility.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - April 27, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! DRY AND DRIER. Once again, we’re off to a parched start. According to an Associated Press report this week, by mid-April all of New Mexico was categorized as abnormally to exceptionally dry, which means that farmers and ranchers are already scrambling to find ways to irrigate their land.

  • Editorial Cartoons - April 27, 2012