Today's News

  • Rep. Salazar to seek re-election

    Las Vegas Optic

    Rep. Tomás Salazar announced this week that he will be seeking re-election.

    The Las Vegas-area Democrat is currently serving his second term in the state House of Representatives.

    “I have been honored and proud to represent my neighbors and fellow community members of House District 70,” Salazar said in a news release announcing his plans. “I have always felt that public service is the most effective way to better the lives of those around you.”

  • Mayoral candidates tackle the issues

    By Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    Five of the six candidates running for mayor fought hard on Tuesday night to set themselves apart from their opponents, and they didn’t hold back when asked their opinions on how the current administration is running things.

  • Oil plunge upends state budget session

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers conferred with energy market experts and economists about plunging oil prices Wednesday as the Legislature crafts a new state budget that relies heavily on oil and natural gas revenues.

    The price of U.S. crude sank almost below $27 a barrel Wednesday to its lowest price since 2003 amid a glut in oil global supplies. That’s down from the $100 range in mid-2014.

  • Jail Log Jan. 22, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 12 and Jan. 13:
    Flora Montoya-Guinn, 26, conditions of release should be revoked or reviewed, bench warrant Mora
    Brian Aragon, 27, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM Magistrate/LV Municipal
    Anthony Vasquez, 23, hold for court
    Paul Valdez, 29, aggravated DWI (third offense), possession of drug paraphernalia, roadways laned for traffic, driving on suspended revoked license, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM Magistrate

  • Thumbs Jan. 22, 2015


  • Dispatch New Mexico- Being Politically Correct Isn't Easy

    It may not be wise, but let’s talk about political correctness.

    Actually, it’s politically smart to bring up PC these days. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and others have been openly critical of language that seeks to sanitize modern America, and a lot of Republican voters love them for it.

    Conservatives see PC all over the place these days, and they’re thrilled when someone takes it on.

  • Editorial Cartoons Jan. 22, 2016
  • Looking Back Jan. 22, 2016

    Friday, Jan. 21, 1966 — State police are discouraging travel on all highways in and out of Las Vegas today, as snow-covered roads are reported slick and dangerous. The forecast for Las Vegas and vicinity called for early continuous snow today with accumulations near four inches. Snow diminishing to flurries this evening and clearing on Saturday and continued cold. The minimum temperature for tonight and early tomorrow will be near 5 degrees, with a maximum of 30 tomorrow.

  • Weather Jan. 22, 2016


    HIGH 54° / LOW 27°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 27. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.

    7:07 a.m. to 5:18 p.m.




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