Today's News

  • Las Vegas 16-year-old arrested in Romeroville armed robbery
  • From Rociada to 'Big Vegas'

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Felicia Ortiz, a New Mexico Highlands alumna and successful businesswoman who serves on the Nevada State Board of Education, will speak at the Highlands University main campus commencement ceremony Saturday, May 11.

  • Meeting set for Wednesday in Mora to address wildfire prevention

    Submitted to the Optic

    This year — so far — has been a relief from the dry spring we endured last year, with near normal recorded precipitation. As the rain comes down in fits and starts and begins to green up the landscape, the National Weather Service is now predicting that much of northern New Mexico is below the normal  potential for a large wildfire to spread.  

  • N.M. receives 720 migrants in 24-hour span

    LAS CRUCES (AP) — More than 700 migrants have been taken into custody in less than 24 hours along the border in southern New Mexico.

    The U.S. Border Patrol says a group of 230 people was encountered at the Antelope Wells port of entry after midnight Tuesday. A second group of more than 360 people was reported minutes later just west of Mount Cristo Rey near Sunland Park.

  • Jail Log Sunday's Optic, April 21, 2019

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 9 and April 17, 2019:

    Gilbert A . Montoya, Adult Probation Arrest Order.

    Valerie Torres,  Aggravated Assault (Deadly Weapon) - Solicitation, Resisting, Evading Or Obstructing An Officer (Service Of Process).

    Kenneth  Tarr, Tampering With Evidence.

    Christobal Cepeda, Hold For Other Agency.

    Joel W. Shipman, Hold For Other Agency.

    Daniel Gallegos, DWI, Fourth offense (Refusal).

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, April 21, 2019

    Sunday, April 21
    An Easter egg hunt, sponsored by Las Vegas BPOE Elks Lodge 408, will be held at Cardinal Stadium on the Robertson High School campus at 1 p.m. Candy and prizes will be available for children ages 0 to 12.

    Wednesday, April 24
    Story time at the Carnegie Public Library has begun, taking place at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The April 24 story is “Franklin Plants a Tree,” and children will make an Earth Day craft. For information, call 505-426-3304, ext. 1911.

    Wednesday, April 24

  • Offending others in your daily life

    When you have a mouthful of steaming hot coffee, whatever you do next is wrong!

    I think of this from time to time when I find myself in a position when whatever happens next is not going to be good. There are times when we find ourselves in places in life where there are no good options. Our challenge in these situations is to find the least worst choice.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, April 21

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, April 21

  • This is what New Mexico success looks like

    The results of the 2019 legislative session are evidence of what can happen when your elected leaders work together to serve the people of New Mexico.

    Together, the executive, the House, and the Senate developed a spending plan, essentially intact after the governor’s partial vetoes, that prioritizes those issues most important to New Mexicans and effectively addresses the concerns of the lawsuit that successfully challenged the adequacy of New Mexico schools.

  • More danger in the Middle East

    Since taking office, President Trump has made several major decisions about the Israel-Palestine conflict which likely helped the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister of Israel.

    In addition, the decisions reversing more than 50 years of U.S. policies, conflict with decisions of the United Nations and the international community, and undermine the role of international law by accepting some of the many Israeli violations of those laws.