Today's News

  • Jail Log - April 10, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 31 and April 6:
    Dominic Quintana, 42, failure to appear, bench warrant, LV Municipal
    Vivian Vigil, 27, aggravated battery on household member, interference with communication
    Jacob Cordova, age unavailable, aggravated DWI, possession of marijuana, no headlamps
    Jose Trujillo, 27, 26-day commitment
    Jenny Montaño, 29, failure to pay fines, failure to comply with conditions of probation, bench warrant SM Magistrate/SM District

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 10, 2015

    After months of having to share space — first with District Court and then with the San Miguel County Detention Center and Sheriff’s Office — San Miguel County Magistrate Court has a new home. The court opened the doors to its new location at 312 Bibb Industrial Drive on Monday. It moved out of its Seventh Street building because employees were getting sick there. We’re glad to see the move and hope it finally brings stability to the court, which has been in flux in recent months.

  • Editorial cartoon - April 10, 2015
  • Another perspective - Evaluations: Teachers, schools and universities

    By Joseph W. McCaffrey

    Much has been written about the New Mexico student/teacher/school evaluation system. Here is my contribution.

  • Just a Thought - Be careful what street you walk down

    By Rick Kraft

    Have you ever found yourself in a situation you don’t want to be in? You look up and ask yourself the question, “How did I get here?” or “What am I doing here?” You wish you could push “Stop” and then “Rewind” and then put a different tape in? Do you ever pray “Lord, if you get me out of this I will never make this same mistake again?” I am sure it has happened to all of us. And it is probable it will happen again.

  • Editorial Roundup - April 10, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Nashua (N.H.) Telegraph on the upcoming presidential election (April 2):
    It was President Lyndon Johnson who once observed that, “Whenever most senators look in a mirror, they see a president.”
    That undoubtedly applies to Sens. Rand Paul, Lindsay Graham and Marco Rubio, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz may be the only one among them who looks in the mirror and sees Galileo.
    Cruz likened himself to the Italian scientist and philosopher in a recent interview with the Texas Tribune.

  • ‘Sheltered Women’ play at regional competition

    Submitted to the Optic

    Nat Gold Players one-act play, “Sheltered Women,” will be one of two plays representing the State of New Mexico in the Region VI (New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana) AACTFest competition this weekend.

    Theatre New Mexico is hosting the Region VI competition, and all plays will be performed at the KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque.  

    Nat Gold Players are slated to perform today (Friday), with the box office open at 1 p.m. and performance at 2 p.m.   

  • Noticias - April 10, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Que Pasa - April 10, 2015


  • Students design posters for community cleanup

    Get ready to roll up your sleeves and beautify Mora County.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 a community-wide cleanup will take place along Highway 518 and other county roads.

    Event organizer Duane Freeman said many entities have partnered to make this year’s cleanup a success, including the Mora Mountain Mamas and the New Mexico Department of Transportation.