Today's News

  • MainStreet leader has vast arts background

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    MainStreet de Las Vegas has announced the name of its new executive director. According to a news release, Michael Peranteau replaces Cindy Collins, who has led the organization for 13 years. 

    MSLV President Stella Burciaga said the MainStreet Committee interviewed seven qualified applicants, choosing Peranteau. He was set to begin work Sept. 4.

    “We knew that Michael was ‘the guy’,” Burciaga said.

  • Parading around

    Friday the Robertson High School Homecoming parade feature music, past graduating reunion classes floats designed by RHS’s freshman class, along with dance teams. The parade preceded the Cardinal football team’s 33-24 Homecoming game win over Socorro.

  • Gov. race: tax returns become campaign issue

    Even without a requirement, it has become customary in some states for the candidates for governor to release their tax returns, or at least partial returns, as it has been in U.S. presidential contests.

    President Trump’s refusal to release his broke four decades of precedent and has led to questions about his wealth, debts and, amid the ongoing investigation into Russian election interference, whether he has Russian financial ties.

  • Las Vegas artist donates sculpture to Highlands

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    An 11-foot-tall steel tree sculpture depicting the total solar eclipse of 2018 is planted firmly in the earth in front of New Mexico Highlands’ Burris Hall, thanks to a donation from a fine arts student.
    The university’s Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve Mary’s Miller’s Celestial Tree sculpture installation in front of the fine arts building.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    Saturday, Sept. 29
    The Gallinas RiverFest will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a river cleanup kickoff from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., on the southeast side of the bridge on Bridge Street. For more information, contact Reina Fernandez at 505-803-6099.

    Sunday, Sept. 30
    Meadow City Academy of Music presents Vegas Goes to Paris Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, 3 p.m. in the Plaza Hotel Ballroom. Admission is $20. For reservations call 505-718-6597.

    Sunday, Sept. 30

  • A study of Personkind

    NORTH ATLANTIC COAST — “The proper study of mankind is man.” Alexander Pope penned these lines in the 1700s. But by today’s mores, this politically incorrect tribute ought to read, “The proper study of personkind is person(s),” I hope you get the message.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  • Looking Ahead: Sports, September 26-28


    • Memorial Middle School at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe


    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    • Memorial Middle School at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • Mora Middle School at Anton Chico, 4 p.m., Anton Chico
    • Pecos Middle School at Cimarron, 4 p.m., Cimarron


  • College football: Cowboys' rough second quarter costly

    By Clayton Jones, N.M. Highlands Athletic Dept.

    The New Mexico Highlands football team fell behind early and never recovered as the Cowboys lost to No. 17 Colorado School of Mines 43-14 Saturday afternoon at Sanchez Family Stadium.

    The Orediggers (4-0) racked up 629 yards of offense (averaging 8.4 yards per play) while holding the Cowboys (2-2) to 341 yards (4.9 yards per play) as NMHU dropped its second-straight contest.

  • Las Vegas man arrested on sex abuse charges

    A Las Vegas man has been charged with felony criminal penetration and child abuse following a disturbance at a home in Las Vegas early Thursday morning.

    Christopher M. Chavez, 38, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Thursday on six charges: criminal sexual penetration, abuse of a child for placing a child in a dangerous situation, false imprisonment, all of which are felonies, two counts of interference with communication, a misdemeanor, and aggravated battery against a household member, also a misdemeanor.