Today's News

  • Restoring a classic - Group specializes in second chances

    By Eric Martin
    Las Vegas Optic

    The 1962 Chevrolet Biscayne had been written off as a hunk of rusting metal destined for the scrap heap.

    But the folks at family and individual counseling group Amistad Y Resolana — who work with people who often have been written off —  looked at the classic car and saw its potential.

  • Utility workers saved woman

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Two city utility department employees who saved the life of an elderly woman this past June earned recognition from Las Vegas Mayor Alfonso Ortiz Jr. at Wednesday night’s council meeting.

    The pair found the woman face down and apparently dead in the front yard of her home off Eighth Street and revived her with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

    The woman, identified as Frances Esquibel, 79, passed away last week at an Albuquerque nursing home.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Aug. 23, 2013

    From The Associated Press

  • Jail Log - Aug. 23, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 12 and Aug. 15:

    Anthony Mares, 53, aggravated battery on household member, G.P.S violations
    Gabriella Rodriguez, 25, hold for court
    Abigail Aragon, 29, failure to pay fines
    Josephine Garcia, 41, failure to comply with conditions, failure to pay fines
    Robert Sandoval, 31, hold for court
    Eligio Baca, 67, person under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs

  • Looking Back - Aug. 23, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Aug. 23, 2013

    Local Music from Angel Fire concert is Friday
    The annual Music from Angel Fire local concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $20.

  • Weather - Aug. 23, 2013

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 10 to 20 mph. Becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

    Mostly sunny with 10 percent chance of showers.

    Mostly sunny with 10 percent chance of showers.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:26 a.m. to 7:40 p.m.

  • Program to discuss state’s livestock heritage

    Submitted to the Optic
    Author Bill Dunmire will give a free slide talk titled “New Mexico’s Livestock Heritage” at 11 a.m. Saturday at the City of Las Vegas Museum.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 23, 2013

    • Tri State Outage affecting all Springer Electric Cooperative consumers, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Affected customers include: Cimarron, Miami, Maxwell, Colfax, Raton, Folsom, Roy, Abbott, Gladstone, Mills, Mosquero, Sabinoso, Solano, Wagon Mound, Ocate, Colmor, French Tract, and Springer.

  • Guitarist Ryan McGarvney headlines music festival

    Submitted to the Optic
    Internationally acclaimed guitarist Ryan McGarvey will headline Music on the Rocks, one of New Mexico’s most anticipated live music festivals, this Saturday at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort. Although he’s shared the bill with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Joe Bonamassa, Government Mule, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, he can’t wait to show off his “fiery guitar chops” in his home state.