Today's News

  • Weather - June 8, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 50. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 10-20 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 52.  

    Sunny, with a high near 85. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 52.

    Sunny, with a high near 80. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

  • River Racers - Annual duck race is Saturday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Rubber ducks will be swimming the waters of the Gallinas River in Las Vegas June 9 for the second annual New Mexico Highlands University’s Going Quakers fundraiser for student scholarships.

    Meet at 11 a.m. on the banks of the Gallinas just south of the bridge on Bridge Street to cheer for your little ducky in the race. This year, the specially ordered cowgirl and cowboy ducks sport cowboy hats, bandannas and lassos.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 8, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Ruth Mares installed in post

    Ruth Mares, co-owner of Territorial Title of Las Vegas, Inc. was recently installed as the president of the New Mexico Land Title Association at its annual convention held in Raton.  

    The New Mexico Land Title Association is an 85 year old organization made up of title and abstracting professionals, including independent title insurance agents and abstractors and title insurance underwriters and direct operations.

  • Alleged license fraud ring busted

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico authorities on Wednesday detailed what they called a “recipe for fraud” as they announced the bust of a sophisticated ring that specialized in helping illegal immigrants obtain fraudulent driver’s licenses.

    The recipe included reams of fraudulent documents — from rental agreements to bank statements, vehicle titles and insurance paperwork — that were used as proof of residency to obtain licenses in at least 54 cases, authorities said.

  • Que Pasa - June 8, 2012


  • Noticias - June 8, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Samaritan House Thrift Store hours: Monday through Friday; the store will be open for sales and to receive donations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturdays, personnel will receive donations from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - June 8, 2012

    THUMBS UP! THE VOTERS SPEAK. The world didn’t come to a halt just for New Mexico’s primary election day. In fact, around here in San Miguel County one could say that it actually sped up a little, with all the other news that sprang to life — a fire in the watershed, a dramatic sentencing, word of a budgetary shortfall and much more. But people still turned out at the polls and cast their ballots, and the democratic process was advanced yet again. Thanks to all who did their duty.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 8, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Judge Leahy, Carl Magee and Sec Romero

    It was Friday, June 22, 1923, at 4:13 in the afternoon, when a jury returned a verdict against Carl C. Magee, editor and publisher of the Albuquerque Tribune — finding him guilty of criminal libel.

    Surrounded by the most capable lawyers in New Mexico, Magee stood before the court, as District Judge David J. Leahy sentenced the publisher to a year in jail.

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation - June 8, 2012

    The New York Post on Romney’s private equity role (June 2) — The Obama campaign’s continual carping about Mitt Romney’s role at private-equity firm Bain Capital continues to earn excoriating reviews.

    And not just from Romney backers, but from Obama’s own pals — among them a Democratic icon and two top officeholders.

    Former President Bill Clinton had this to offer: “I don’t think that we ought to get into the position where we say this is bad work. This is good work. ...