Today's News

  • Officers nab 3 for illegal hunting

    A man and two women were arrested Tuesday night on charges that they engaged in illegal hunting activities.

    The three are accused of hunting by spotlight or artificial light just outside of Las Vegas on the Mineral Hill highway. A fourth individual who was in the vehicle with them fled on foot.

    It’s unclear whether they hit the animal they were targeting.

    “As of right now we have not found an animal. We’re still looking, but they didn’t drop it right there,” state Game and Fish Sgt. Ty Jackson said late Wednesday.

  • CCHP recognizes 7 for preservation work

    By Jen Treacy
    Las Vegas Optic

    The Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation recognized seven individuals at its annual awards banquet at the Plaza Hotel late last month.

    “Anyone who does anything at all to their property deserves gratitude from the community,” said CCHP President Rudy Laumbach said. Properties were judged by local citizens Josef Jaureguiberry, Dennis Nathan, and Louie Plagge.

    A Residential Restoration award was presented to Bill and Kathy Hendrickson for their Seventh Street home.  

  • River-blessing rite: Watershed Olympics set for Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Food, fun, games and friendly competition will be the entertainment fare at the Second Annual Gallinas Watershed Olympics, sponsored by The Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the soccer field of the United World College-USA.

  • Judge sides with clerk on home rule

    District Judge Abigail Aragon has handed San Miguel County a victory, rejecting a request that she order County Clerk Melanie Rivera to sign off on a home rule petition for the county.

  • Coming down
  • Jail Log - Oct. 11, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 26 and Oct. 8:
    Robert Saiz, 44, failure to report  
    Aaron Benavidez, 24, probation violation: positive UA  Adult Probation Office
    Katherine Lucero, 48, 3 day commitment
    Adolfo Olivas, 55, aggravated battery household member, shooting from a motor vehicle, tampering with evidence
    John Sanchez, 43, consuming alcohol, failure to report
    Michael Arguello, 48, driving on suspended revoked

  • Panel selects top public defender

    The Associated Press

    The managing attorney for a legal aid office in Albuquerque was selected Tuesday to run a newly independent state agency that provides legal representation to criminal defendants who can’t afford a lawyer.

    Jorge Alvarado was unanimously appointed chief public defender by an 11-member commission, which interviewed four other candidates for the position.

  • Boehner offering short-term debt extension

    By Andrew Taylor
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans would vote to extend the government’s ability to borrow money for six weeks — but only if President Barack Obama first agrees to fresh negotiations on spending cuts. Under the Republican plan, the partial government shutdown would continue.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 11, 2013

    Highlands variety show befit is Saturday

    Politics as Usual Benefit Variety Show is at 7 p.m. this Saturday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $10.

  • Weather - Oct. 11, 2013

    Sunny, with a high near 61. West wind 10-15 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 35. West wind 5-15 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39.

    Sunny, with a high near 61. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 42.

    Sunny, with a high near 67.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:04 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.