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  • Jail Log - Sunday Optic, Jan. 13, 2019

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 2, and Jan. 9, 2019: 

    Antonio P. Velasquez, Hold For Other Agency.

    Steven M. Geisik, Hold For Other Agency.

  • Utilities director, mayor, residents address water outage

    Wednesday's monthly Las Vegas City Council work session didn't have any water emergency items on its agenda — but that's the topic that dominated much of the meeting.

    Utilities Director Maria Gilvarry gave a detailed description of recent water leaks around the city and other circumstances those led to residents in the Camp Luna area, and a handful of other west-side areas, to be without water for at least several days.

  • Police: Man struck wife, daughter

    Just days before Christmas, Las Vegas Police responded to a domestic disturbance call that resulted in a Las Vegas man being charged with child abuse.

  • About to air

    Film crews spent several weeks in Las Vegas over the past several months, in short stints.

    One set of crews filmed the first season of the re-booted “Roswell,, New Mexico” TV series, set to air on the CW network.

  • Soaked pinguinos

    The 23rd annual Storrie Lake Polar Plunge was rough on the fabric of the costumes worn by aa group of "pinguino" swimmers for the Jan. 1 event.

    Many others were dressed for traditional swimming, despite cold and snowy conditions.

    Look for more photos in an upcoming print edition of the Optic.

  • Oil and gas: N.M. suspends order allowing more well locations

    SANTA FE  — New Mexico oilfield regulators suspended an order Tuesday that had relaxed restrictions on natural gas well locations in a major production basin.

  • Proposal calls for revamping water commission

    ALBUQUERQUE  — The process for making appointments to a powerful commission charged with protecting, conserving and developing water resources across New Mexico would be overhauled under a measure that some lawmakers will be pushing during the upcoming legislative session.

  • NMHU to host opioid forum Jan. 19

    There will be a Community Opioid Forum at New Mexico Highlands University, Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    The free public forum will be in the Highlands University Student Center’s ballroom, at 800 National Ave. Lunch will be provided and all ages are welcome.

  • Commission resolution change’s Old Wood status

    Old Wood, LLC and the San Miguel County Commission seem to be moving toward resolving an issue created by a federal agency’s ruling.

    Tuesday, the two sides cleared one hurdle in a process that seems like it has1,000 hurdles.

  • West Las Vegas rapper hoping to sign recording contract soon

    Special to the Optic

    When thinking about hip-hop music, most people don’t think of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Local rapper Yung Tat the Prince would like to change that.

    Born in San Antonio, Texas, the 29-year-old rapper, whose given name is Jonas Romero, was raised in Las Vegas by his father, Juan “Johnny B-Like” Romero. Tat says his father moved him and his siblings to Vegas to give them a better life.