Today's News

  • T-4 Ranch proposal hits snag

    Efforts by the T-4 Ranch to secede from San Miguel County appear to have hit a roadblock.

    County Commission Chairman Nicolas Leger, an attorney, and County Attorney Jesus Lopez have concluded that the request doesn’t meet the requirements outlined in state law for annexation of land from one county to another.

    Phil Bidegain, whose family owns and operates the sprawling T-4 Ranch in far eastern San Miguel County, asked the county earlier this year to allow neighboring Quay County to annex roughly 110,000 acres of San Miguel County land.

  • Jail Log - Aug. 22, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 7 and Aug. 14:

    Horacio Encinias, 42, six-day commitment
    Dominic Branchal, 22, failure to comply, bench warrant, SM District
    Gilbert Romero, 29, receiving stolen property, conspiracy, improper use of evidence of registration
    Fidel Martinez, 58, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Robert Palomino, 30, aggravated assault with use of deadly weapon, battery against a household member

  • Lopez won’t remain on regents

    Las Vegas attorney Jesus Lopez announced this week that he will neither seek nor accept another term on the Highlands Board of Regents once his term expires on Dec. 31.

    Lopez notified Gov. Susana Martinez and Attorney General Gary King in a letter sent Monday. Martinez, a Republican, is up for re-election in November, and King, a Democrat, is running against her.

  • Lottery revenue for scholarships drops

    The Associated Press

    The New Mexico Lottery generated $40.9 million in the most recent budget year for a popular college scholarship program but the revenue is down about 6 percent because of a slump in ticket sales.

    The revenue dip won’t affect scholarship awards in the fall semester for students at New Mexico’s public colleges and universities, Enrique Knell, a spokesman for Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 22, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 22, 2014

    People’s Faire Saturday
    The annual People’s Faire will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Carnegie Park. The event will run in conjunction with an open house commemorating the 110th birthday of the library. The faire will feature arts and crafts, booths and live musical entertainment.

  • Weather - Aug. 22, 2014

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

  • Noticias - Aug. 22, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • $1,000 reward for information on arson at Rio Gallinas Charter School offered by the governing council of the school. The donated reward to Crime Stoppers seeks information that leads to the identity and conviction of the person(s) who committed arson at the school. If you have information about this crime, contact LVPD Commander Ken Jenkins at 426-3162 or Crime Stoppers at 425-8884.

  • Treasure hunt fundraiser set for Sunday morning

    Submitted to the Optic

    A “video treasure hunt” fundraiser for the nursing scholarship fund at Luna Community College has drawn some big-time support.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 22, 2014

    • 36th Annual People’s Faire, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Carnegie Library park. For more information, call 425-1085.