Today's News

  • Court building still closed

    Efforts to figure out exactly what has been making employees at San Miguel County Magistrate Court ill and to fix the problem have so far been unsuccessful, prompting the state to once again shut down the magistrate court building on Seventh Street.

    The court building has been shut down on and off since Oct. 31 as the building’s owner, who leases the space to the Administrative Office of the Courts, has attempted to get to the root of the problem. Court employees have been complaining of headaches, red, dry eyes, nausea and other symptom while in the building.

  • Serving up a feast
  • Migration exhibit to open Friday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Exhibit design students from New Mexico Highlands University have created a new multimedia exhibit, Memories of Migration: Las Vegas. It will open at the Las Vegas Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation, 116 Bridge St., on Friday and be on display through Jan. 16.

  • Foul play ruled out in death

    Authorities investigating the death of a 52-year-old New Mexico Highlands University student have officially concluded that she died of natural causes.

    Paige Martinez was found deceased in her Kennedy Hall dorm room last Monday evening. Investigators initially suspected that Martinez died of natural causes, but said the case would remain open pending the results of an autopsy. Late Wednesday, the agency announced that foul play had been ruled out.

  • Ferguson decision opens wounds in Albuquerque

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    A grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is reopening old wounds in Albuquerque.

    That’s because none of the Albuquerque officers in the more than 40 police shootings since 2010 has faced charges. And it’s still unclear if the officers in the high-profile March shooting of homeless camper James Boyd, 38, will face indictments.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 1, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 1, 2014

    Annual Christmas Fair
    Annual Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Sala De Madrid on the Highlands campus. For more information, contact Inez Gallegos-Lujan at 505-652-6943.

  • Weather - Dec. 1, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. South wind 10-15 mph. Increasing clouds at night, with a low around 29. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

    Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 37.

    Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 36.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 32.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:52 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.

  • ‘Survivors’ documentary premieres Tuesday

    Submitted to the Optic

    British journalist, country music publicist, founder of the British Country Music Association and Hall of Fame member, Tony Byworth, has a fondness for the “real” Las Vegas.  Byworth will be in Las Vegas through Wednesday for a visit, a radio interview Tuesday morning, a luncheon at noon at El Riato Restaurant, and to help officiate at the premiere of a video series produced by local Jim Terr called “New Mexico Survivors,” interviews with four local residents regarding getting by in earlier times.

  • Noticias - Dec. 1, 2014

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