Today's News

  • Senior profile - Grover and Carol Durham

    For the Optic

    Since moving to Las Vegas, on a “toss of the coin” decision in August of 2001, Grover and Carol Durham have settled into their comfortable, refurbished home.

    Originally, the structure had been one of the officers’ mess halls, built for troops stationed at Camp Luna during WWII, but one would never have guessed it by the looks of it now.

  • Luna chair says he can’t be ousted

    You voted for him, you’re stuck with him.

    That was the message Luna Community College attorney Tony Ortiz gave to members of the board of trustees pushing to remove Chairman Abelino Montoya from his board leadership post, and that legal advice sparked more bickering between Montoya and board members Ernie Chavez and Dan Romero.

    But this time the bickering played out in front of the state’s higher education cabinet secretary and representatives of the New Mexico Public Schools Insurance Authority, Luna’s insurer.

  • Child injured in hit-and-run

    Las Vegas police continue to investigate a hit-and-run that occurred at 7 p.m. last Friday that resulted in an 8-year-old boy being transported to Alta Vista Regional Hospital with head and leg injures.

  • 147 signatures reinstated on recall petition

    City Clerk Casandra Fresquez  informed the governing body on Monday that she has reinstated 147 signatures on the petition to recall Mayor Alfonso Ortiz, but even with those additional signatures, there weren’t enough valid signatures to force a recall election.

  • Night visitor
  • In Brief - News - June 21, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Murder victim has ties to Vegas
    ALBUQUERQUE — Authorities say one of two men found fatally shot at an Albuquerque home apparently shot himself after calling 911 to say he’d just shot the other man.
    Responding officers found both men dead, each with a gunshot wound to the head.
    Police say Henry Aragon, 58,  called 911 late Monday. He said he’d shot 38-year-old Antonio Trujillo, who also lived at the home. Aragon was heard yelling at Trujillo not to die.

  • Jail Log - July 26, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 15 and July 22:

    Paul Martinez, 33, hold for transport 60-day evaluation
    Marcus Washington, 22, failure to appear
    Jenny Montaño, 27, failure to report, failure to pay fines, Adult Probation Office/Las Vegas Municipal Court
    Joseph Herrera, 46, Behavioral Health Institute/Las Vegas Municipal Court
    Diana Waverly, 52, person under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs
    Darrell Treadwell, 41, assault on a household member

  • Looking Back - July 26, 2013

    In 1963

    Tuesday, July 23 — A reception honoring the Rev. Fr. Eugene Guerin was held Sunday at the Our Lady of Sorrows rectory, with more than 1,000 attending. The young priest, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Guerin, Montezuma Road, was born and reared in Las Vegas. He recently returned from five years of study in Rome, where he was ordained by the late Pope John last Dec. 19.

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 26, 2013

    Mora Fiestas this weekend

    The Mora Fiestas kick off at 4:30 p.m. today (Friday) with a fiesta mass honoring Santiago and Santa Ana at St. Gertrudes Church. The festivities continue throughout the weekend.

  • Weather - July 26, 2013

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southeast wind 5-10 mph.

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.