Local News

  • Suit names Father Griego personally

    A June 19 motion for a jury trial in San Miguel District Court was part of a standard legal move. However, the motion is part of a unique lawsuit.

  • John Doe ’79' files suit vs. archdiocese

    The Catholic priest abuse set of civil suits that has involved Our Lady of Sorrows Church and many other Archdiocese of Santa Fe locations recently grew by one more plaintiff, though the abuse is alleged at a Bernalillo County site.

  • LVPD gets $2K in tech funds as part of court settlement

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    In a recently released statement, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the Las Vegas Police Department is one of seven government agencies to get a share of a $220,000 settlement in a technology price-fixing case.

    The LVPD received a check from Balderas for $28,029 for an electronic evidence management system. This will include software licenses, installation and unlimited training.

  • The value of hard work

    By Shane Flores, Special to the Optic
    NOTE: This is the second in a series about the E. Romero Hose and Fire Building restoration and museum project. The first story appeared in the June 17 Optic.

    The City of Las Vegas Museum will host an E. Romero Museum pop-up at the E. Romero Hose and Fire building on Bridge Street during the Fiestas that begin next weekend.

  • Taking back medicine

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    A multi-agency opportunity for people to safely dispose of their unused or unwanted prescription medications — no questions asked, by turning them in to law enforcement — took place April 28 at Highlands University’s Melody Park.

    Organizers said it was an event for the community to come together and provide families with a positive, informative day filled with healthy, fun activities.

  • N.M. population growth trails other western states

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s population has grown at the slowest rate in the western U.S. during the past decade, with more people migrating away from the state than arriving, according to research released Wednesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

    The analysis highlights demographic challenges confronting state and local leaders in New Mexico as they try boost employment opportunities and stem the flight of young professionals and tradesmen to more economically robust states.

  • Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, June 24, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 13 and June 20, 2018:

    Jesus F. Maes, Felony Attempted Aggravated Battery (Deadly Weapon).

    Veronica Martinez, Bench Warrant, Failure To Appear / Failure To Pay.

    Jennifer Rue, Felony Probation Violation, Use Or Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia.

    Dathian Lee Lucero, Resisting Arrest, Local City Ordinance, Shoplifting ($250 Or Less).

    Andrew Gabriel Pino, Shoplifting, Three Bench Warrants, Fta / Ftp.

  • Pearce to SOS: Pay up on court-ordered fees

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce’s gubernatorial campaign is demanding the state pay more than $133,000 from a lawsuit settlement before the November election.

    The Santa Fe New Mexico reports that attorneys for the Republican’s campaign on Thursday said the funds are needed before election day.

    They warned of legal action if the money isn’t received next month.

  • Prizes, valuable information given away at bike rodeo

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    On Saturday, June 2, the 27th annual Bike Safety Rodeo was presented by the Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas, The Las Vegas State Farm Insurance Co., the New Mexico Department of Transportation, Safe Kids New Mexico, the New Mexico Brain Injury Foundation and the Las Vegas Walmart store.

    Walmart provided the use of its  parking lot for the rodeo and also donated a bicycle to one of the participants.

    Kiwanis member Harry Leippe donated another bike for Kiwanis. The awarded bikes go to a girl and a boy.

  • San Miguel, Mora students among LANL scholarship recipients

    Submitted to the Optic

    ESPAÑOLA  — On May 6, Los Alamos National Laboratory, LANL Foundation, families, donors and guests celebrated the 107 Northern New Mexico students who received 113 awards from the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund.
    The scholarship reception and brunch, held that Eldorado Hotel, marked the 20th year of scholarships though the program. More than 300 guests attended.