Today's News

  • FYI - News - July 3, 2015

    The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service is available Fridays and Saturdays, from 8 p.m. to 2:30 am. Call 429-0336 for service. Rides are given in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishment to home.

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    The Optic will be closed today for the Independence Day holiday

  • Jail Log - July 3, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 19 and June 24:

    Jude Maes, 41, battery against a household member
    Edgar Uribe-Urnina, 25, probation violation: felon in possession of a firearm.
    Leo Romero, 18, trafficking a controlled substance to wit cocaine, conspiracy to traffic, distribution of controlled substance to wit marijuana
    Federico Saiz, 28, aggravated DWI (second offense), no insurance, no driver’s license.

  • Competing nationally - LCC’s Serna earns sixth place at national SkillsUSA competition

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College cosmetology student Melissa Serna just missed finishing in the top five at the SkillsUSA National competition in Louisville recently. Fellow student Iisha Trujillo took 13th in her category.

    The two students had taken first place in their respective categories at the state SkillsUSA competition in April. Serna competed in nail care while Trujillo competed in cosmetology. Katrina Gonzales, a recent Luna Community College cosmetology graduate, was Serna’s nail care model.

  • Man volunteers 15K hours to refuge

    By Katy Ross
    Roswell Daily Record

    ROSWELL — Jim Montgomery has volunteered more than 15,000 hours over the past 30 years for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. In 1985, he began to do some volunteer work at the wildlife refuge but it wasn’t until 1989 that he really became involved.

  • In Brief - News - July 3, 2015

    The Associated Press

    Man acquitted of murder

    LAS CRUCES — A man charged with participating in a fatal home invasion of a professional mixed martial artist will be sentenced this month, but not for murder.
    The Las Cruces Sun news reports a jury found 24-year-old Leonard Calvillo not guilty of murder but convicted him on four other charges related to the 2014 New Year’s Day invasion.

  • Martinez attends UNM law camp

    Submitted to the Optic

    Tristan Martinez, a student from Lazaro Garcia Middle School, recently returned from a week at University of New Mexico Law Camp, which was the 13th annual New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association and University of New Mexico Summer Law Camp.  

    He was thrilled and excited with the experience he had during the week. They stayed on campus all week.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Be extra cautious during 100-horse parade

    The word is getting out and in case you have missed it, the centennial celebration of our Cowboys Reunion and Rodeo is just about a month away. Ron and Elaine Querry are ramrodding this event,  and here’s a tip from my 10-gallon hat (a Stetson, of course) to them for taking on such a big project.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - July 3, 2015

    TBA — Thursday, July 9 to Friday, July 10 — Junior Ranger Camp at Fort Union National Monument. The camp explores the monument’s history. For more information, call 425-8025 or visit www.nps.gov/foun.
    9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — July 23 to July 24 — The Miranda Serna Basketball Camp will take place at Joseph Montoya Gym in Mora. For more information, contact Jeanie Abeyta at 575-387-2078 or jeanieabeyta@yahoo.com.


  • OB-GYM joins medical staff at Alta Vista Hospital

    Submitted to the Optic

    Dr. Robert Anthony, M.D., has joined the medical staff of Alta Vista Regional Hospital as a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist with more than 33 years of experience. Dr. Anthony offers prenatal care, annual exams, birth control, treatment for gynecological conditions and more.  

    “We are excited to welcome Dr. Anthony to our medical staff.” Chris Wolf, AVRH chief executive officer, said. “His knowledge and experience is a great addition to Las Vegas Medical Group – OBGYN and our community.”

  • Noticias - July 3, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.
    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 or 426-7594 for more information.