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Today's News

  • District hourly salary minimum boosted to $9

    Salaries were the main focus in budget talks by the Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education monthly meeting Thursday night, as they approved a $9-per-hour salary for all employees for 2018-19 school year.
    Except for five maintenance employees making $10, all others made $8 an hour.

  • Abq. man likely drowned at Conchas Lake

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor
    New Mexico State Police said this week a man is suspected of having drowned at Conchas Lake in eastern San Miguel County — although it could take some time before his body is found.

  • Bike safety rodeo set for June 2

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Youngsters ages 5 to 12 will be taught the rudiments of bike safety during the 27th Annual Kiwanis Bike Safety Rodeo on Saturday, June 2.

    Taking place from 9 to 11 a.m. on the Walmart south parking lot, a $5 entry fee will allow participants to learn, practice and demonstrate the ability to ride a bike safety.

  • Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, May 20, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 9 and May 16, 2018:

    Robert M. Saiz, Bench Warrant, Failure To Appear / Failure To Pay.

    Jose A. Gonzales, Bench Warrant, Fta/Ftp.

    Anthony R. Gonzales, Bench Warrant, Fta/Ftp.

    Panchita B. Maes, Bench Warrant, Fta/Ftp.

    Tina Baca, Felony Adult Probation Arrest Order.

    Jonathan O. Aragon, Felony Bench Warrant Failure To Comply.

  • HPWA is awarded workshop

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, managed by Project for Public Spaces, has announced that Las Vegas, N.M., with help from the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance was selected to host a rural design technical workshop later this year.

  • Chen named Highlands Professor of the Year

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Highlands University has named marketing professor Chien-Chung Chen Professor of the Year for 2017-18.

    Each spring an independent selection committee composed of students, faculty and staff reviews the nominations for Professor of the Year and selects a winner.

    Joshlyn Simasingh is a Highlands MBA candidate who will complete her degree in July 2018 and is awaiting final acceptance to two law schools. She nominated Chen for Professor of the Year.

  • Finally, the world was saved today

    On a small busy cobblestone street I walked by a girl wearing a T-shirt reading “I SAVED THE WORLD TODAY.”

    I didn’t want to impose on her so I didn’t say anything to her as she passed, but I just couldn’t miss the opportunity to get a picture of her.

  • Don’t gloat about not being tech-savvy

    So you can’t seem to operate a tablet computer very efficiently — so what? No one, hopefully, is going to include that ineptitude on your headstone.
    No one is judging those who aren’t necessarily sharp or proficient with office and/or personal technology devices. However, it’s time for those who describe themselves this way to stop bragging about it.

  • Protecting Mora County from fracking — still

    After years of debate over how to best protect our land and water, Mora County has completed a draft of an oil and gas ordinance and is asking the community to provide feedback.

    Modeled on the ordinances adopted by Santa Fe and San Miguel Counties, the Mora draft ordinance is intended to protect the people and natural resources of Mora County from the negative impacts of oil and gas drilling through a strong regulatory framework.

    During the next few weeks, the public will have opportunities to submit written or oral comments to the Mora County Commission.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, May 20, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, May 20, 2018.