Today's News

  • West Las Vegas High School 2011 Graduates

    Submitted to the Optic

    Reanna Alderete

    Steven Alvino

    Nicholas Aragon

    Corey Archibeque

    Mario Archuleta

    Augusta Arellanes

    Seth Armijo

    Joey Avila

    John-Nathan Baca

    Kevin Baca

    Brandy Benavidez

    Gabrielle Benavidez

    Alex Branch

    Jesus Caro

    Stephanie Carrillo

    Lizseth Castaneda

    Julio Castillo

    Marissa Chavez

    Angelina Chavez

    Patricia Chavez

    Teresa Chavez

  • Family Partnership 2011 Graduates

    Submitted to the Optic
    Alires, Richard P.

    Caro, Jesus M.

    *Gómez, Jerry James

    Killian, Justin Raymond Earl

    *Mares, Jaime Estrella

    Medina, Mark J.

    Melchor, Leslye Elissa

    Moreno, Joseph Robert, Jr.

    Nickson, Tiana Nicole

    Padilla Jacqueline Stacy

    *Padilla, Julie A.

    Raines, Nicole Leslie

    Rubio, Ryan Ramon

    Salazar, Michael

    Salazar, Nikolas C.

    Sandoval, Brandon Jeremy

    Urioste, Carlos R.

  • Mora High School - 2011 Graduates

    Submitted to the Optic

    Charles B. Alcon

    Franceska Jo Alexander

    Eric Zachary Casados

    Joey Chavez

    Derek J. Cordova

    Manuel J. Duran

    Margaret Bianca Duran

    Monique Marie Duran

    Tempra Rose Fields

    Samantha S. Gamel

    John Garcia

    Joshua Daylon Garcia

    Sonya Cheyenne Gonzales

    Adam Steven Laumbach

    Andrew M. Lesse

    Jessica Monique Lucero

    Adam Jared Maes

    Jeremy Martinez

  • Wagon Mound High School - Graduates 2011

    Submitted to the Optic

    Shanise Gallegos

    Jose Garcia

    Loriah Gonzales

    Andrea Romero

  • United World College - USA 2011 Graduates

    Submitted to the Optic

    Mounia Abousaid,

    Ifeoluwatari Ajadi,
    United Kingdom

    Dereck Antonio Shakeel Alleyne,

    Safa Al-Saeedi,

    Daniel Alejandro Andressen Tomas,

    Moustapha Amadou Tidjani Abdou,

    Esteban Arguedas Chacon,
    Costa Rica

    Anastasia Asmoro,

    Zeinab Bailoun,

    Stuart Bartlett,
    United States - Expatriate

  • BREAKING: Five area youths injured in I-25 wreck

    Five Las Vegas youths were transported to a Santa Fe hospital Wednesday afternoon after the vehicle they were traveling in crashed into a median on Interstate 25 between Pecos and El Dorado and rolled several times, according to state police.

    The driver of the vehicle, 18-year-old Ty Lewis, sustained the worst of the injuries — an apparent skull fracture, Sgt. Tim Johnson said. But he added that at this point, it appears that he is going to be fine.

    Lewis is a graduating senior at Robertson High School.

  • East wants to add principals

    Interim Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez’s plan for boosting student achievement at the Las Vegas City Schools district includes finding the money so that every elementary school in the district will have its own principal.

  • Hantavirus kills 35-year-old man

    By Susan Montoya-Bryan
    The Associated Press

    State health officials on Monday urged people to take precautions when cleaning summer cabins and storage sheds to protect against hantavirus pulmonary syndrome after the infection claimed its latest victim in New Mexico.

    The state Department of Health said a 35-year-old Torrance County man has died from hantavirus. The department did not release his name.

  • Grant pays for new county trucks

    San Miguel County has replaced four of its old vehicles with four brand new ones that burn cleaner thanks to nearly $516,000 in federal stimulus funding.

    The stimulus money — awarded through a one-time Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant from the New Mexico Environment Department’s Air Quality Bureau — was also used to buy 10 diesel-fueled fired engine heaters for public works diesel vehicles.

  • High-speed chase leads to charges

    A 27-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested and charged Saturday for leading state police on a high-speed chase that finally ended near Pastura when the brakes of his vehicle locked, forcing the vehicle to skid, go airborne and crash into a highway fence, according to a court document.

    Erminio Archuleta, of the 3500 block of Lois, is charged with aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, Driving while under the influence of liquor or drugs, negligent use of a deadly weapon,  and having an open container inside his vehicle.