Today's News

  • FYI - News

    Level III fire restrictions remain in place in San Miguel County. Under the restrictions, campfires, white gas stoves, open fires, controlled burning, charcoal grills and fireworks are prohibited. All Terrain vehicles without spark arresters and motorcycles and vehicles with catalytic converters are restricted to maintained roadways. Anyone found violating the restrictions could be fined up to $1,000.

  • Group creates unique quilt for benefit raffle

    Submitted to the Optic

    Silver Threads has recently completed a one-of-a-kind quilt to be raffled at the People’s Fair in August as a fundraiser for Friends of Carnegie Library.
    For June and July the quilt will be displayed at Community First Bank, Bank of Las Vegas, State Employees Credit Union, the City of Las Vegas city hall, Thread Bear and Carnegie Library.

  • Que Pasa - July 11, 2011


  • Exiting the downturn

    It’s hard to be against big government in Las Vegas, since that’s our biggest business here. The state hospital is the single largest employer, while other federal, state, county or city jobs keep a lot of other workers away from the unemployment line. Meanwhile, three local colleges and two public school districts keep an enormous amount of money coming in, which boosts our economy in more ways than can be counted.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 11, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Another boomer failure?

    One of the greatest accomplishments of the baby boomers is not that we turned race and color into non-issues on the American landscape, but that we raised the generation that might just do it.

    Case in point: The election of Barack Obama, our first African-American president. He was elected with the overwhelming support of young voters — more so than he had with voters over age 50.

  • North-South week begins in LV

    Starting Monday, dozens of some of the premier recently graduated high school athletes in New Mexico will be in town for the start of North-South All-Star week in Las Vegas.

  • Crespin fight makes national telecast

    Las Vegas professional boxer Arturo “El Toro” Crespin got the chance to show his skills for a nationwide television audience Friday night. The bad part is that his light middleweight match with Janks Trotter didn’t last very long.

  • Strong start for area teams

    TAOS — Win or lose, Mora Little League was one of the pleasant surprises on the first day of the District 4 All-Star Tournaments.

    “We’ve had a really good turnout,” said Michael Aragon, one of the coaches who has helped develop young players in the league this season. Aragon said between 120 and 140 youngsters played in Mora’s teams this spring and summer.

    “We have four all-star teams here,” Aragon noted. That includes one in each of the three baseball age divisions (9-10, 10-11, 11-12) plus one juniors team.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports July 11, 2011

    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Balls Deep vs. Blaze 6:30 p.m., Young Bucks vs. Louisville Chuggers, 7:30 p.m., city complex

    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games:  Alta Vista vs. Vida Encantada, 6 p.m.; Bud-Dick’s-Night Owl vs. Lady Warriors, 7 p.m., NMHU field