Today's News

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 13-16

    WEDNESDAY (June 13)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League games: Tea Time vs. AVRH Scrubs, 6:30 p.m.; Tea Time vs. Bud Light, 7:30 p.m.; Ol’ Sons vs. Zia Boys, 8:40 p.m., Rodriguez Park


    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • No suspects in five-month-old homicide case

    Jeromy "Joker" Vasquez was found dead by Las Vegas Police of an apparent gunshot wound Jan. 21, mid-morning, with several witnesses — yet no arrests have been made and no suspects have been named publicly.

  • Woman arrested on DWI, child abuse charges

    A Las Vegas woman was recently arrested after a state trooper, who had just been to an incident at a home where he saw she was intoxicated, allegedly watched her run a stop sign — with her 6-year-old daughter in the vehicle.

    Deanna Martinez, 26, was arrested May 19 on charges of misdemeanor DWI, first offense, and felony child abuse.

  • Does the City of Las Vegas need a building inspector?

    The City of Las Vegas hasn't had a building inspector on staff since Ben Maynes left and joined the staff of the City of Hobbs in late 2016. That's created a void that forces all local contractors to rely on a state office in Santa Fe to schedule inspections in Mora and San Miguel counties.

    Hiring a building inspector wouldn't directly sped up projects in San Miguel County apart from the city of Las Vegas, or Mora or any other place in the state, but it certainly would take a strain of work away from the state level.

  • Las Vegas woman gets dog back after court battle

    A Las Vegas woman finally has her cherished companion at her side again — but that homecoming didn’t happen without a struggle and several court appearances.

  • Big plans in place for Imus ranch

    The 3,400-acre Don Imus ranch in the Ribera area was recently sold. The property tax impact of the sale isn’t yet clear — but the new owner has big plans for the site.

  • Pecos 17-year-old killed in wreck

    According to the New Mexico State Police, a 17-year-old from Pecos was killed early Saturday morning in a rollover wreck.

  • Fascinating Fort

    Submitted to the Optic

    WATROUS — Fort Union National Monument announces its annual Fort Union Days Event to be held on June 15 and 17, 2018.

    A reception and registration will be held Thursday, June 14 at the Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation, 116 Bridge St, in Las Vegas, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Friday, June 15, the monument’s partners, the Friends of Fort Union, will be hosting “Martinez Family Heritage Day,”paying tribute to one of the families that is a huge part of the region’s history.

  • District will likely have at least one new administrator in 2018-19

    During phone calls to various Las Vegas City Schools campus locations in the second semester of the 2017-18 school year, asking for whomever is fulfilling certain roles was met with a long, silent pause.

    Superintendent Kelt Cooper clarified this week some of his plan for staffing and filling some City Schools positions for 2018-19, especially at the administrative level.

    “We’ve had a lot of chaos,” Cooper said. “It’s time to slow things down. The public and students and staff have had to digest a lot of changes.”

  • Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, June 10, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 30 and June 6, 2018: