Today's News

  • Police: Men let child abuse suspect out of car

    Two 19-year-old parents were arrested on child abuse charges last week following a fight at a Las Vegas apartment complex, and later, two more men were arrested after one of the parents was allegedly let out of a police car by civillians.

    Roman Sandoval and Alycia Lucero were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on felony abuse of a child charges after police were called to the couple’s residence around 2 a.m. on Sept. 13. Las Vegas police had initially been called to the residence in the 500 block of Mountain View Drive for a domestic disturbance.

  • Highlands graduate student lands social policy internship

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    A New Mexico Highlands social work graduate student landed an internship aimed at helping develop social policy in New Mexico through the lens of global social justice.

    Katrina Ortiz is a second-year Master of Social Work student at Highlands who will complete a fall 2018 and spring 2019 internship at the Santa Fe Council on International Relations.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, September 21, 2018

    Friday, Sept. 21
    The Robertson High School 1968 football team reunion takes place before kickoff at the 7 p.m. Homecoming game. Call Danny at 505-425-3118 or Jose at 505-425-8893.

    Saturday, Sept. 29
    The Gallinas RiverFest will be held from from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a river cleanup kickoff from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., on the southeast side of the bridge on Bridge Street. For more information, contact Reina Fernandez at 505-803-6099.

    Sunday, Sept. 30

  • Noticias, Friday, Septermber 21, 2018
    • San Miguel County Magistrate Court hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.
    • A Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m.  New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.
  • America the can-do nation is compromised

    Is it just me, or is it more difficult to be optimistic these days?

    Sure, life is easier than it used to be, but it’s also more complicated, so as far as I’m concerned those two things sort of balance each other out. And while we’re enjoying a growing economy, we’ve also got President Trump, so that’s a wash too.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, September 21, 2018

    Both passing motorists and video production crews could be taking a few more precautionary steps around each other during a film crew’s recent work around the Las Vegas Plaza. We’re very grateful to have scenes for the rebooted “Roswell” show filmed in Las Vegas, and don’t wish to see any accidents upset the delicate balance of municipal and Hollywood reputations.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Looking Ahead: Sports, September 21-23


    • Robertson vs. Socorro (Homecoming), 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Hatch Valley, 7 p.m., Hatch

    Women’s soccer

    • NMHU women vs. Colorado Christian, 5 p.m., Sanchez Family Stadium


  • West scores rare grant

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    West Las Vegas High School received the surprise of a lifetime when they learned they were chosen as a winner of Riddell’s “18 in 18” Smarter Football program.

    The team was notified with a special congratulatory message from Riddell brand ambassador Peyton Manning. Riddell’s annual program received nearly 1,400 applications this year and is donating equipment to 18 winning programs across the country, spanning youth to college, that have demonstrated their commitment to a smarter, safer game.  

  • Go Fish: Friday, Sept. 21

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday, Sept. 22. New Mexico celebrates with statewide free fishing for the day. All residents and nonresidents can fish public waters without a license. All other rules and regulations apply.