Today's News

  • WLV graduate learns how our nation’s capital works

    Young people are approached all the time and asked how they plan to resolve dilemmas current government leaders have wrestled with for decades.

    As those young people begin to help shape the future of our world, they first learn about how government is designed to work — something Kyanna Spaulding is learning about firsthand in Washington, D.C.

  • Castellano will maintain seat on West school board

    West Las Vegas School Board Member Ambrosio Castellano is following his dream of becoming an attorney.

    During a board meeting on Thursday evening, Castellano told his board colleagues that he would be attending the South Texas College of Law in the fall. Castellano said that he applied to the college located in Houston in December.

  • City responds to reports of needles found

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    The City of Las Vegas has released a response to recent reports of drug needles being found in parks and other public areas around town.

    Public Information Officer Lee Einer sent a release this week after the Las Vegas Optic pointed out several readers had brought in photos of hypodermic syringes commonly used for street drugs. The statement points out that not only is opioid use on the rise nationwide, but heroin use is an epidemic Las Vegas has been battling for decades.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 16, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Second hantavirus death reported
    SANTA FE  — New Mexico Department of Health officials have reported the second hantavirus death this year in the state.

    They say a 53-year-old woman from McKinley County died while a 35-year-old woman in Lincoln County was hospitalized with hantavirus but has recovered.

    State health officials say there have been five lab-confirmed cases of hantavirus in New Mexico this year.

    In 2016, there were eight cases in the state with five fatalities.

  • Prosecutors file to have two of Charles Trujillo’s cases combined

    Prosecutors have filed a motion to combine two criminal cases against embattled former Mora superintendent Charles Trujillo.

    Trujillo is facing a slew of fraud and forgery charges for using fake credentials to obtain state educator licenses and high-paying administrative positions with the Mora and Pecos school districts in three different criminal cases. He obtained those licenses while serving as the chief of the state Public Education Department’s Licensure Bureau, a position he held from March 4, 2013 to April 30, 2014.

  • Jail Log - July 16, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 7 and July 12:
    Matthew Mendiola, 36, hold for court, San Miguel District Court.
    Pimenio Villanueva, 29, probation violation: new charges (Aggravated DWI), Adult Probation.
    Zachary Molina, 26, hold for court, San Miguel District Court.
    Mark Trujillo, 57, battery, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
     Albert Lucero, 27, failure to appear/comply, Las Vegas Municipal Court.

  • Weather - July 16, 2017


    HIGH 83°/ LOW 56°
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
    5:58 a.m. to 8:16 p.m.


  • Senior Lunch Menu — July 16, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for July 17 to June 21.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, cheese, bacon, juice, and tortilla
    Lunch: Green chile cheese tortilla burger, pork and beans, tater tots, and applesauce

    Breakfast: Bagel, cheese, juice, and cereal
    Lunch: Open-face turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, and diced pears


  • Noticias - July 16, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    • First Born program provides services to families in San Miguel and Mora counties. It is a free and confidential home visiting program. To learn more about the program, or to schedule an informational visit, call 454-1343.

  • Que Pasa - July 16, 2017


    July 17
    The Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21, to allow staff to attend their annual judicial conference. The Municipal Court will re-open Monday, July 24.

    July 17