Today's News

  • Strong opinions given on attorney recommendation

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    Tuesday’s regular San Miguel County Commission meeting featured two speakers on a topic that wasn’t even an action item on the agenda.

    Two citizens, who had strong opinions about the county attorney selection that will take place in the months ahead, voiced their concerns to the Commission.

    The county has already gone through a pair of attorney transitions since longtime county attorney Jesus Lopez and the county agreed to part ways in 2015.

  • Water a mutli-faceted topic at work session

    Wednesday’s Las Vegas City Council work session dealt with water — both the lack of it in some places and an excess in others.

    Hours after a massive thunder and hail storm rolled through San Miguel County, the City Council heard from Utilities Director Maria Gilvarry about an upcoming request for proposal expected to be released soon for work on Bradner and Peterson reservoirs, along with the diversion dam.

    The latter portion of the meeting dealt with the city’s response to all the recent rain in town.

  • Oh, hail, no!
  • Time running out on settlement

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    ALBUQUERQUE — Thursday, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that 192 New Mexico homeowners still need to cash their National Mortgage Settlement (NMS) checks, and that a letter was sent to them on July 28, 2017 from Rust Consulting, Inc. instructing them how to request a new check if they did not previously receive one.

    Checks must be cashed, or a new check must be requested, before Aug. 25, 2017 or the funds will be transferred to the State of New Mexico.

  • Music and food
  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Aug 11, 2017

    The Associated Press
    N.M. man dies of apparent suicide
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Authorities in northern Arizona say a New Mexico man has been found dead in Walnut Canyon National Monument and that the death appears to be a suicide.

    Coconino County Sheriff’s officials say 49-year-old Christopher Preston of Santa Fe had an apparent gunshot wound.

    They say the county Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death.

  • Gov. Martinez: Film industry infused $505M into state’s economy

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    SANTA FE, N.M. — The film and television industry contributed more than a half-billion dollars to New Mexico’s economy last year, representing one of the state’s bright spots.

    Gov. Susana Martinez says the economic contribution shattered the previous record by more than $115 million and marks the third straight record-setting year for the industry.

  • Weather - Aug. 11, 2017


    HIGH 78°/ LOW 56°
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    6:17 a.m. to 7:56 p.m.


    HIGH 81° / LOW 56°
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    6:17 a.m. to 7:54 p.m.

  • Noticias - Aug. 11, 2017

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    • 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 - Aug. 11, 2017


    8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    The third annual Junktique/Antique flea market will be held at Lincoln Park. For more information, contact Martha at 426-4547 or email at lacatrina1954@hotmail.com.

    9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    The third annual Local Emergency Planning Committee Expo will take place in the Las Vegas Walmart parking lot on Seventh Street. Demonstrations of all types and children’s activities are planned. Come meet your local first responders. Call 505-425-6190 for information.

    11 a.m.