Local News

  • P&Z favors Mora stance on drilling

    Two members of the San Miguel Planning and Zoning Commission told county commissioners on Friday that they are recommending a two-year extension to the moratorium on oil and gas drilling in part because they want to see how Mora County fares in the federal lawsuits filed against it for instituting an all-out ban on oil and gas extractions in that county.

  • Man accused of shooting at home

    Las Vegas Optic

    A 19-year-old Las Vegas man apparently unhappy about being thrown out of a house party on Union Street Saturday pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots into the house, according to documents filed Monday in San Miguel County Magistrate Court.

    Multiple rounds traveled through the home’s walls and ended up inside the residence. No one inside the house was hit, although two people were taken to the hospital.

  • Performers gearing up for Friday gala

    The ever-popular Fiesta de la Hispanidad will celebrate its 20th year Friday evening.

    Once again the program is full of talented artists from the area, ranging from the traditional music sounds of Antonia Apodaca to Zumba dancers under the direction of Carmel Pacheco-Aragón.

  • Looking Back - March 26, 2014

    In 1964
    Friday, March 27 — Convoys totaling 200 vehicles will leave Fort Carson, Colo., Monday morning for a five-day trip to Fort Irwin, Calif. They will move part of the 1st battalion 77th Armor, and 4th Squadron, 12th Cavalry. Overnight bivuoacs will be made at Las Vegas, Fort Wingate, Navajo Army Depot near Flagstaff, and an area near Needles, Calif.

  • Weather - March 26, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Windy, with a west wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Windy, with a west wind 25-30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 33.


  • Gov’s directive upsets lawmakers

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has clamped down on the Legislature’s watchdog committees in what some lawmakers consider an attempt to limit their oversight of the Republican governor’s agencies.

    At the direction of the governor, administration agencies are telling the Legislative Finance Committee and the Legislative Education Study Committee that their requests for information must be sent first to the governor’s chief of staff, Keith Gardner, for his approval before the agency will respond.

  • QuÉ Pasa

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Bad Birthday Idea” by Madeline Valentine. Free and open to the public.

  • BREAKING - Police: Woman kills self at cemetery

    A 59-year-old Las Vegas woman went to the San Jose Cemetery off of Piñon Street and fatally shot herself in the stomach this morning, Las Vegas police report.

    Police believe the shooting occurred sometime between 8 and 10 a.m. The woman's body was discovered by a family member, and officers were dispatched to the scene at about 10:27 p.m., Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said.

    The woman, who was reportedly suffering from a serious medical condition, committed suicide near the graves of her father and brother, Montaño said.

  • City unhappy with road work

    Months after the city awarded a contract for road improvements at Lopez and Montezuma streets, the job has been completed. But the governing body isn’t happy with the outcome.

  • Classes, workshop scheduled - Street art exhibit in progress

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Yolanda Domínguez, a well-known visual and performance artist and social activist from Spain, will present her first street art installation in the United States during a visit to Highlands University today through April 4.

    Domínguez is at Highlands thanks to the university’s Ballen Visiting Scholar Program. She will teach classes and workshops to students in women’s studies, media arts, sociology, criminal justice, and fine arts.