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Today's News

  • UWC graduation Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic

    A 1987 United World College-USA alumnus known for his leadership in Nepal’s green movement will return to the Montezuma campus as this year’s commencement speaker.

    Bhushan Tuladhar will be joined at the podium by student speaker Antonio Andrade Luque of Colombia for the ceremony, which begins 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Some 115 students representing 75 countries will receive their graduation certificates from the two-year residential school.

    The ceremony, which will also feature the African Chorus, is open to the public.

  • NMHU alumnus seeks Lt. Gov. seat

    A New Mexico Highlands University alumnus has announced plans to run for lieutenant governor in 2018.

    David McTeigue, a lifelong New Mexican and native of Hondo who earned a business degree from NMHU in 1995, said he wants to reduce tax burden on working citizens, improve crime-fighting efforts and begin a turnaround of the state economy.

  • Four arrested on drug charges

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    Las Vegas Police recently arrested 10 people in a two-day span on drug and probation-violation charges.

    On May 10, the Las Vegas Police Department’s Investigations Division executed a search warrant at 519 Kemm Drive, arresting Robert Bowie, 37, Albert Lucero, 22, Zachery Lucero, 21, and Jessica Rivera, 29. Bowie was charged with trafficking a controlled substance. Albert and Zachery Lucero was booked on paraphernalia charges, with Zachery Lucero picking an evading charge for attempting to flee the scene.

  • Jail Log - May 19, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 10 and 17:

  • Weather - May 19, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 62° / LOW 34°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:53 a.m. to 8:02 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 67° / LOW 40°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Saturday night — mostly clear, with a low around 40.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:52 a.m. to 8:03 p.m.

  • Law Enforcement Torch Run
  • Rider safety is main focus of annual bike rodeo event

    Submitted to the Optic

    The 26nd annual Kiwanis Bike Safety Rodeo will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday in the parking lot of the Wilson Gym Complex at Highlands University.

    All boys and girls ages five to 12 are invited to participate. For an entry fee of $5 each participant will receive a new bicycle helmet provided by the New Mexico Safe Kids Coalition. The new helmet will be properly fitted for each youngster. 

  • Que Pasa - May 19, 2017

    5.19.2017
    FRIDAY

    All day
    Highlands University’s Alumni Association is seeking nominations for outstanding individuals. For more information, visit nmhufoundation.org/nmhu-alumni/nominations. Nominations must be submitted by May 19.

    5.20.2017
    SATURDAY

    8 a.m. to sell out

  • Noticias - May 19, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • Volunteers are needed for overnights at the Casa de Samaritan Emergency Shelter, 716 Grand Ave. Are you or is someone you know willing and able to provide services to the less fortunate in our community and surrounding areas? The shelter usually opens on Nov. 1, but this date is always dependent on weather. If interested or want to know more about this program, call the shelter at 429-3730 or 454-1390.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - May 19, 2017

    THUMBS DOWN! TOO MUCH WASTE