Today's News

  • DA wants Bregman off case

    By Martín Salazar and Mercy López
    Las Vegas Optic

    Charles Trujillo, the embattled former superintendent of the Mora school district, may need to find a new attorney.

    Chief Deputy District Attorney Thomas Clayton filed a motion last month seeking to have prominent Albuquerque defense attorney Sam Bregman thrown off the case if he is unable to secure a written waiver for a conflict of interest due to Bregman’s past representation of a witness in the cases.

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  • Explosive allegations rock Trump campaign

    By Jonathan Lemire and Steve Peoples
    The Associated Press

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Rocked by allegations of sexual assault, Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at his female accusers as “horrible, horrible liars” as the deeply divisive presidential campaign sank further into charges and countercharges of predatory treatment of women.

  • ARMAS awarded $742K grant

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    More women and Hispanic students at Highlands University will graduate with degrees that prepare them for science and technology jobs, thanks to a U.S. Department of Education grant.

    The three-year, $742,175 grant is funded through by the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program of the U.S. Department of Education.

    It will be administered through Highlands University’s award-winning Achieving in Research, Math and Science Center, or ARMAS.

  • Anxious voters line up in NM on first polling day

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Balloting in presidential and general elections began Tuesday in New Mexico, as a steady stream of voters flowed through county clerk offices to cast absentee ballots in person.

    Many voters said they came out early to vote out of a heightened sense of concern and anxiety over the presidential election.

  • Jail Log - Oct. 14, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 4 and Oct. 11:
    Eugene Archuleta, 34, bench warrant: shoplifting, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Estevan Romero, 22, bench warrant: violated conditions of parole, positive for meth and cocaine, Adult Probation Office
    Angelo Romero, 27, six-day commitment, Mora
    Lukis Cruz, 35, bench warrant: failure to pay fines, Mora
    Almedia Oswald, 49, bench warrant: failure to pay fines, San Miguel Magistrate Court

  • Weather - Oct. 14, 2016


    HIGH 78° / LOW 47°
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
    7:07 a.m. to 6:26 p.m.


    HIGH 79° / LOW 49°
    Sunny, with a high near 79. West wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
    7:08 a.m. to 6:27 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Oct. 14, 2016

    Thursday, Oct. 6, 1966 — Mrs. Carlos Gilbert of the Las Vegas League of Women voters hosted a meeting to discuss voter service activities for the upcoming election. Those attending were Mrs. Bella Garcia, Mrs. Vincent Anselmo, Mrs. Cecil Clotfelter, Mrs. Helen Avery, Dr. Virginia Sloan, Miss Nell Doherty, Mrs Thomas Maloney, Mrs. Garen Emrick, Mrs. H.E. Niebuhr, Mrs. Gabino Rendon, Mrs. Calvin Hager, Mrs. Ray Padilla, Mrs. Pete Mallette, Mrs. Max Montoya, Mrs. R.C. Vander Meer, Mrs. Oliver Slade, Mrs. Archie McDowell and Mrs. Josef Drlik.

  • Raising money for scholarships
  • Anniversary Saturday for Dwan Light Sanctuary

    Submitted to the Optic

    The United World College-USA will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Dwan Light Sanctuary with a free concert open to the public featuring its international students. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the sanctuary.

    Seating is limited to 70. Guests are asked to RSVP by calling 454-4252 or at www.uwc-usa.org.

    A gift to the UWC-USA and wider communities by Virginia Dwan, the light sanctuary was a collaboration between Dwan, artist Charles Ross and architect Laban Wingert.