Today's News

  • Study: Amtrak shift would cost state millions

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico would suffer economic losses of about $3 million annually if Amtrak halted passenger service along its current route and shifted the Southwest Chief to another rail line, according to a new report issued Thursday.

    Department of Transportation officials outlined the state-commission study to a legislative panel considering whether New Mexico should pay part of the costs of keeping the passenger train on its route across the northeastern part of the state, which includes Las Vegas.

  • Alta Vista to help with insurance

    Submitted to the Optic

    Beginning Saturday, Alta Vista Regional Hospital will help area residents learn about and enroll in health insurance options on the Health insurance Marketplace.

    As part of the Affordable Care Act, most U.S. citizens are required to have health insurance beginning in 2014. During the first enrollment wave, which began last October and ended in March, nearly 10 million uninsured individuals enrolled in a Marketplace plan. Yet, approximately 30 million Americans remain uninsured.

  • Weather - Nov. 10, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 27. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming southeast after midnight.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. South wind 10-15 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 22.

    A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 21.

  • Looking ahead - News - Nov. 10, 2014

    City, county offices closed Tuesday

    City and San Miguel County offices will be closed on Tuesday for Veterans Day. The Abe Montoya Recreation Center will remain open. All essential services will continue.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 10, 2014

    In 1964
    Friday, Nov. 6 — The Las Vegas Junior High School was cleared yesterday just before the noon hour was over after school authorities received a call telling of a bomb placed in the school. A search by City Police and Fire Department officials failed to turn up any bomb and class were resumed.

  • From Vietnam with love

    Submitted to the Optic

    ALBUQUERQUE — If you were, or know, a New Mexico Air National Guardsman stationed in Tuy Hoa, Vietnam, in 1968, Art Sena is looking for you. The reason goes back to a long-ago wish to make Christmas merrier for service personnel at war, and a long-lost box of film.

  • Career Fair
  • QuÉ Pasa - Nov. 10, 2014


    • Elks Lodge on Collins Drive is hosting a free veterans appreciation breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

    • VFW Post 1547 will host a Veterans Day celebration at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Veterans Park on Mills Avenue. All are welcome. Lunch will be held after the ceremony at the Post home on Mills Avenue.

  • Noticias - Nov. 10, 2014

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  • Thank you, veterans

    “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.”
    — President Harry S. Truman

    Those words — chiseled into stone and on display at the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., — are just as true today as they were when President Truman said them nearly 70 years ago.