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Today's News

  • Man pulled knife on teens, police say

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    A Las Vegas man was charged with four counts each of child abuse and aggravated assault with the use of a deadly weapon after police say he threatened four teenage boys.

  • Mayor, councilor spar during session

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    While there were no votes taken during Wednesday’s City of Las Vegas work session, there were angry words exchanged between the mayor and a city councilor over training of workers to use equipment.

  • Distinguished Highlands alumnus: Loretta Salazar

    NOTE: This is the third in a series of profiles of the six 2017 Distinguished Alumni being honored this month by Highlands University as part of its Homecoming celebration.

    Loretta Salazar’s career as a leader in bilingual education spans 40 years. Her tenure with the Highlands School of Education was from 1992 to 2013, when she directed the Bilingual Education Program and Teaching English as a Second Language Program.

  • New Mexico In Brief, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Three N.M. tribes get grants

    ALBUQUERQUE — Three New Mexico Native American communities will be sharing more than $2 million in federal housing grants.The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding grants to the Jicarilla Apache Housing Authority, the Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority and the housing authority at Cochiti Pueblo.

  • The Nation In Brief, Sunday, Sept. 17

    The Associated Press

    KSU students: No white nationalism

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas State students rallied against white nationalism after racist posters were plastered around campus.

    The Kansas City Star reports that participants in the Thursday night solidarity rally also decried President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Children Program, which allows some immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to stay.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 17, 2017 Optic

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 8 and Sept. 14:

    Jonathan Aragon, 19, failure to comply with conditions of probation, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

    Kassandra Silva, 24, four-day confinement, San Miguel Magistrate Court. Jayson Pusateri, 39, hold for court, San Miguel District Court.

    Jeffrey Fernandez, 23, possession of marijuana, public nuisance. Las Vegas Municipal Court.

  • N.M.Secretary of State adopts final Campaign Finance Rule

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    SANTA FE – New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver today adopted the final version of a campaign finance rule intended to provide much needed guidance regarding New Mexico’s Campaign Reporting Act (CRA) and to bring the CRA into constitutional compliance following numerous court cases.

    The rule will go into effect on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, which is the first day of a new campaign finance reporting period.

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

    9.18.2017 MONDAY

    7:30 p.m. Vocalist and widely recognized recording artist Alka Deo Marulkar will perform Classical Indian style music in Kluge Auditorium at the United World College-USA in Montezuma. The performance is free and open to the public. A $20 donation is suggested to help cover the performer’s travel expenses.

    9.19.2017 TUESDAY

  • Las Vegas part of 1960s storytelling project

    Submitted to the Optic

    If you have a story to tell about your involvement in the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s, Highlands University wants to hear it.

    The New Mexico History Museum chose Las Vegas as one of five communities statewide to participate in the Turn On, Tune In Community Storytelling Project. Highlands is collaborating with the museum on the project.

  • Tony Serna Elem. Students of the Month, Aug. 2017

    Here are the Tony Serna Jr. Elementary School students of the month for August 2017.