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Today's News

  • Pressure mounts on public defenders amid state’s current funding crisis

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A district attorney in southern New Mexico is petitioning the state Supreme Court to order public defense attorneys back to work on behalf of criminal defendants who cannot afford legal representation.

    District Attorney Dianna Luce on Wednesday confirmed her request for the Supreme Court to intervene, citing more than 200 instances in which the Law Offices of the Public Defender has sought to withdraw its attorneys in magistrate and district court cases in Lea County.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 2, 2016

    The following            individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 22 and Nov. 28:

    Michael Pacheco, 47, bench warrant: failure to appear, District Court
    Daryl Jaramillo, 24, bench warrant: failure to comply with conditions, concealing identity, possession of drug  paraphernalia, driving on a revoked license, San Miguel Magistrate Court/District Court

  • Money for bulletproof vests
  • New Mexico certifies election results

    The Associated Press

    The New Mexico State Canvassing Board certified election results Tuesday that return control of the state Legislature to Democrats, award a statewide victory to Hillary Clinton and provide Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson with his strongest showing in any state.

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 2, 2016

    Toulouse Oliver to be sworn in
    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s incoming secretary of state will take office early to replace a temporary appointee to the state’s top oversight post for elections and campaign finances.
    The Secretary of State’s Office announced Wednesday that Maggie Toulouse Oliver will take the oath of office on Dec. 9 rather than wait until the start of the new year.

  • Weather - Dec. 2, 2016

    Friday

    HIGH 36° / LOW 20°
    A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:53 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 41° / LOW 20°
    A 30 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. North wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:54 a.m. to 4:47 p.m.

    Sunday

  • Noticias - Dec. 2, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________
    • If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

  • Senior Lunch Menu — Dec. 2, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals.
    The menu is for Monday, Dec. 5 to Friday, Dec. 9

    MONDAY
    Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, white gravy, peas, whole wheat bread, and apple

    TUESDAY
    Chicken fajitas, pinto beans, Spanish rice, tortilla, pico de gallo, and cottage cheese with peaches

    WEDNESDAY
    Beef enchilada, pinto beans, salsa, crackers, and mandarin oranges

    THURSDAY

  • Spreading the holiday spirit
  • Que Pasa - Dec. 2, 2016

    12.2.2016
    FRIDAY

    5 to 9 p.m.
    Las Vegas Holiday Home Tour will take place and will feature several local houses fully decorated in the holiday spirit. Tickets are $10 each and available at Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation office at 116 Bridge St. For more information, call 425-8803.

    5 to 9 p.m.