Today's News

  • Deceased man found in ravine identified

    Las Vegas Optic

    New Mexico State Police announced late Friday that the body found in a ravine off Interstate near mile post 318 on Aug. 1 has been identified.

    Authorities said the body has been positively identified by the Office of the Medical Investigator as Andrew Todd Huff, 33, of Pearland, Texas.

  • New magistrate picked

    Three and a half months after longtime San Miguel County Magistrate Philip Romero retired, the governor has selected an attorney to replace him.

    Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Edward “Eddy” M. Gallegos to fill the position.

  • Vegas child molester gets 3 years

    The former Las Vegas day care operator who pleaded guilty earlier this year to attempted criminal sexual penetration of a family member was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison.

    Edward Quintana, 73, will have to serve five years on probation after he is released from prison and two years on parole.

    He is also required to register as a sex offender.

  • A warm welcome - MainStreet gets $75,000 award

    Rita Delgado-Lopez got to experience a special highlight during her vacation to Las Vegas from Palm Beach, Fla. Wednesday afternoon.

    Delgado-Lopez was part of the audience as state Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced the state department’s $75,000 Capital Outlay Award to MainStreet de Las Vegas to renovate the first floor of the E. Romero Hose and Fire Building on Bridge Street.

  • Presidential search OKd by Luna board

    The Luna Community College Board of Trustees gave the green light Wednesday to move forward with a search for a new president.

    President Pete Campos announced in July that he plans to retire when his current contract expires in a year.

  • Jail Log - Aug. 16, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 5 and Aug. 12:

    Adrian Quintana, 32, battery on household member, criminal damage to property  
    Juan Graica, 32, failure to appear  
    Beverly Gonzales, 32, aggravated battery on a household member  
    Derek Andrade, 34, 3-day commitment, positive for cocaine
    Jose Enriquez, 22, APO arrest order, failure to comply with conditions
    Jude Maes, 39, failure to appear  
    Mark Mountjoy, 34, criminal trespass  

  • Non-English speakers can be jurors

    By Paul Davenport and Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Supreme Court is cautioning trial courts and lawyers in the heavily Hispanic state that citizens who don’t speak English have the right to serve on juries — a right enshrined in the state constitution even if people are non-English speakers.

  • Health providers, supporters fighting back

    Staff and Wire

    A coalition of New Mexico behavioral health providers and their supporters have formed a group after state officials froze payments to some nonprofits amid a scathing audit.

    The group announced Wednesday the formation of the “New Mexicans Fighting to Save Behavioral Health” to counter what they say are state efforts to close some New Mexico providers “in favor of out-of-state companies.”

  • Looking Back - Aug. 16, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 16, 2013

    People’s Faire is this weekend

    Las Vegas Arts Council’s People’s Faire will take place Saturday at Carnegie Library Park.