Today's News

  • 2 charged in heroin bust

    The Region IV Narcotics Task Force says the recent arrest of a San Miguel County couple will “strike a significant blow” to a heroin trafficking organization operating in and around Las Vegas.

  • Serving up lunch - Summer meal programs under way

    Area youngsters have a place to grab breakfast and lunch this summer courtesy of programs at Las Vegas City Schools and the West Las Vegas School District. The annual summer food service program at Las Vegas City Schools has started as well as the Seamless Summer program at West Las Vegas Schools. Both school districts are offering breakfast and lunch at no cost for children 18 and younger.

  • Acting city manager confirmed

    The Las Vegas City Council voted unanimously Monday to confirm Elmer Martinez as acting city manager, signaling that a new day has arrived at City Hall.

    Martinez, a longtime city employee who has previously served as acting city manager, received a standing ovation from the governing body and from many in the audience following the vote.

    “I have nothing but high confidence in Mr. Martinez,” Mayor Alfonso Ortiz said as he offered his congratulations.

  • Highlands reunion set for next week

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University is calling all alumni for its first-ever Summer Alumni Reunion June 27–28, with a special shout out to the class of 1964 on its 50-year golden anniversary.

  • 2 K-Bobs workers hurt

    Two male employees of K-Bobs were taken to Alta Vista Regional Hospital Saturday afternoon after an aerosol container inside the restaurant overheated and burst, injuring them, according to the Las Vegas Fire Department.

    Las Vegas Fire Chief Phillip Mares said the restaurant was evacuated while firefighters checked out the scene. He said there was no actual fire in the restaurant.

    Mares said he didn’t know the extent of the employees’ injuries.

  • Looking Back - June 18, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking ahead - News - June 18, 2014

    Fort Union Days
    Fort Union National Monument announces the return of its Fort Union Days weekend event on Saturday, June 21 and 22. The event weekend is free to the public and runs from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Weather - June 18, 2014

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Windy, with a south wind 10-20 mph, becoming southwest 20-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15-25 mph, becoming north 5-10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.


  • Tapia receives pharmacy doctorate from UNM

    Submitted to the Optic

    Krystle Tapia received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree on May 16 from UNM College of Pharmacy.

    While working for her doctorate, Tapia earned the following distinctions: American College of Clinical Pharmacy Challenge Winner; APhA-ASP Member of the Year; APhA-ASP Patient Counseling Competition Winner; Dean’s List; and the Burroughs-Wellcome Pharmacy Education Scholarship.

  • QuÉ Pasa - June 18, 2014

    • Entrepreneurship Forum, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 at El Fidel Hotel lobby/ Presentations by Leroy Lujan, Oneida Aragon and Michelle Sandoval. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Andrea Gottschalk at 425-6113.