Today's News

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 14, 2014

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., SANTA ROSA
    • New Mexico state juniors softball tournament games, noon, NMHU Cowgirl Field
    • New Mexico state 11-12 softball tournament games, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League men’s games: Yo Momma vs. Vegas Boyz, 5:45 p.m.; Tecolote vs. Hackers, 7 p.m., city complex

  • Luna nursing on ‘life support’

    Officials at Luna Community College are taking steps to bolster the school’s nursing program after the state Board of Nursing determined that the program’s three nursing faculty members are spread too thin and that the program is on life support.

    Indeed, the Board of Nursing has downgraded Luna’s status from full board approval to two-year conditional approval, and it has ordered Luna to stop admitting new nursing students until the problems are addressed.

  • Message of hope - Survivor treks around globe

    Randolph Westphal defines survivor. The 55-year-old native of Germany has traveled the world, but earlier this week he made at brief stop in Las Vegas for a few days. His mission on his trips has been getting his message out on the war against cancer — on a bicycle with his two companion canines by his side.

  • SMCC eyes tax increase

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    San Miguel County commissioners at their July 9 meeting unanimously approved a resolution to increase gross receipts taxes to cover the increased cost of paying for indigent medical care.

    The resolution to adopt a 12th of one percent additional gross receipts tax would, if approved at a later meeting, add an additional 8 cents to a $100 purchase.

    The proposed tax would cover the county’s increased cost of paying for indigent health care since the state took over the process this year.

  • Lottery seeks change in funding scholarships

    The Associated Press

    The head of New Mexico’s lottery system wants the state Legislature to cut the 30 percent minimum it is required to provide in revenues to the college scholarship program, noting such a move could increase lottery sales and create an even larger revenue stream for the program.

  • Jail Log - July 11, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 27 and July 2:
    Ray Montaño, 33, failure to appear  
    Austin Martinez, 30, probation violation: positive UA (Cocaine and Alcohol)
    Gilbert Romero, 28, failure to appear, bench warrant Taos Magistrate
    Anthony Chavez, 58, aggravated DWI, no seatbelt, failure to maintain lane, no insurance, no registration, no license, failure to pay fines, bench warrant, SM Magistrate

  • Looking Back - July 11, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking ahead - News - July 11, 2014

    State Little League Tournaments
    Juniors and Majors softball brackets play out starting Saturday morning at NMHU Cowgirl Field and Rodriguez Park. Las Vegas teams are vying for a state title in both tournaments. Admission is open to the public. See Sports, Page B1, for more details.

  • Weather - July 11

    Mostly sunny early with scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. Highs in the mid-80s. Slight chance of showers after midnight; lows in the mid-50s.

    Isolated thunderstorms. Highs in low to mid-80s. Lows mid-50s.

    Isolated thunderstorms. Highs in low to mid 80s. Lows upper 50s.

    Isolated thunderstorms. Highs in low 80s.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    5:54 a.m. to 8:18 p.m.

  • Foster parent information meeting Wednesday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The public is invited to an information meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, to learn about foster and adoptive parenting opportunities with New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. The information meeting will be held at the local CYFD office at 2518 Ridge Runner Road.

    Currently there are 36 children in San Miguel County in the foster care system. There is a need for more foster parents in this community.