Today's News

  • Jail Log - April 25, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 14 and April 22:
    Randy Ortiz, 36, aggravated DWI, improper use of registration, driving a vehicle at night without lights
    Sage Gallegos, 22, failure to comply with conditions of probation
    Ruby Maestas, 29, mental health hold
    Anthony Romero, 46, aggravated DWI (sixth)
    Richard Martinez, 44, failure to appear, failure to appear bench warrant SM Magistrate /Mora Magistrate
    Andre Trujillo, 21, battery on household member

  • Looking Back - April 25, 2014

    In 1964

    Tuesday, April 21 — Classic League winners, the Barber Quartet, with sponsors, and recipients of a bowling trophy, are the following: Tony Lovato, Ivan Hilton, Rudy Vigil, Filly Vigil, Trancy Rudolph, Charlie Padilla, John Burns, Sol Marmor and Merle Meyer. Teams competing in the State Bowling Tournament this weekend in Albuquerque are Sportsman’s Bar, The Rancheros, Olivas 7-11, the Ball and Chain League and a combined El Nido-Vegas Bowl team.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 25, 2014

    Clean out your medicine cabinets

    The Las Vegas Police Department is asking residents to clear their medicine chests of unused prescription drugs. Police are providing a drop-off site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday outside Community 1st Bank, Sixth and Douglas. The service is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked.

  • Weather - April 25, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Windy, with a southwest wind 5-15 mph, increasing to 20-30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 44. Windy, with a southwest wind 25-30 mph, decreasing to 15-20 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.


  • Jazz group’s concert to honor Duke Ellington

    Submitted to the Optic
    Jazzology, the local jazz vocal group, will perform a birthday salute to Duke Ellington on April 26. The concert is in observance of Ellington’s 115th birthday, on April 29, and in remembrance of the Duke’s appearance at Highlands in 1967.
    The concert will be at 2 p.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Ave.  
    Suggested donation $5. Students are invited to attend without donating.

  • Que Pasa - April 25, 2014


  • Court: Michigan ban is OK

    By Mark Sherman
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - April 25, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Honduras bound - Silent auction to raise funds for humanitarian mission

    Submitted to the Optic
    The New Mexico Highlands University International Humanitarian Delegation is hosting a silent auction from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday in Sala de Madrid on the corner of Eighth Street and University Avenue.
    All proceeds go toward this summer’s humanitarian mission to Honduras, where the delegation will be working with Habitat for Humanity.
    During the trip, the Highlands Humanitarian Delegation will repair  homes, dig trenches, stucco and add on to homes for indigenous families.  

  • Opera holding auditions for high school students

    Submitted to the Optic
    Young Voices, The Santa Fe Opera’s program for high school students, is holding auditions for the 2014-15 season.  An  opportunity for aspiring singers, there is no charge for Young Voices, but participants are asked to commit to a regular and rigorous training process.
    Auditions in Albuquerque are scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Center for the Arts at UNM.
    In Santa Fe, they will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 11 in The Santa Fe Opera Ranch Lounge.