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Today's News

  • Jail Log - Sept. 23, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 12 and Sept. 18:
    Johnny Gallegos, 35,  driving on a suspended or revoked license, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Joe Baca, 40, bench warrant: failure to appear, criminal trespass, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Kevin Crespin, age unavailable,  bench warrant: failure to appear, no registration, no insurance, driving on a suspended or revoked license, Mora
    Isaac Leyba, 44,  driving on a suspended or revoked license, Mora

  • Gov wants vote on reinstating death penalty

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez stepped up pressure on lawmakers Tuesday to consider reinstating the death penalty by promising to add the issue to a legislative agenda for a pending special session that was aimed solely at fixing the state’s budget shortfall.

    The second-term Republican governor and former district attorney said that she wants the death penalty as an option for convicted killers of police, children and corrections officers.

  • Weather - Sept. 23, 2016

    Friday

    HIGH 77° / LOW 42°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:50 a.m. to 6:55 p.m.

    Saturday

  • Looking Back - Sept. 23, 2016

    Monday, Sept. 19, 1966 — Enrollment at West Las Vegas High School shows a big increase this year. Friday there were 459 students enrolled. Last year’s enrollment was around 400. Breakdown by this year’s classes: Seniors: 111 juniors: 176; sophomores, 194; freshmen 154.
     

  • Noticias - Sept. 23, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • The Adoptive and Foster Spiritual Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows religious education building. The group provides spiritual support to families with adopted and foster children. For more information, call Dolores Ortega or Savannah Montoya at 505-440-8686.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 23, 2016

    9.23.2016
    FRIDAY

    Sept. 23 to Sept. 25
    The 1981 Class Reunion from West Las Vegas will be Sept. 23 to Sept. 25. Contact Edye Lujan-Trujillo at 429-7929 for information.

    9.24.2016
    SATURDAY

    Noon to 5 p.m.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 23, 2016

    THUMBS UP! EDUCATION ACROSS CULTURES
    Highlands University took a bold step forward last week with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Diné College, located on the 26,000-square-mile Navajo Nation. The agreement, which is the result of a $438,715 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will install distance learning technology classrooms at Diné, a Navajo tribal college in Tsalie, Ariz.

    THUMBS UP! SUCCESS ON THE GRIDIRON

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 23, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Truth becomes a casualty in Trump’s bid for election

    Take a deep breath, I tell myself, it’s only campaign hyperbole. We’ve witnessed election-year spin over and over through the years.

    But last week’s remarks by Donald Trump are breathtaking in its intended deception. It turns out, Trump declared after years of fanning the flames of the “birther controversy,” that President Barack Obama was born in the U.S. after all.

  • Cowgirl Way - Highlands’ Montaño, Davis honored with scholarships

    NMHU University Relations

    Two New Mexico Highlands University women athletes who excel in both the classroom and their sports were tapped for Cowgirl Way scholarships.

    Kristen Montaño is an NCAA All-American in the 1,600-meter relay, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion in both the 1,600 and 800 relays, and All-RMAC in the 400-meter dash, among other track honors. She maintains a 3.4 grade-point average.

    Madison Davis, a transfer student, was a starting pitcher in her first season at Highlands in 2016. She maintains a 3.5 GPA.