Today's News

  • Filming resumes Monday in Las Vegas

    The City of Las Vegas announced this weekend that cast and crew of "Our Lady, Ltd." will spend one more day filming in Las Vegas.

    The TV series, set to premiere on the Epix network later this year, has been filming in Las Vegas continuously for about two weeks. Monday, filming will resume in the 500 block of Douglas Avenue from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.

    Street closures will include Fifth Street, between University and Grand avenues, and Douglas Avenue between Grand and Sixth Street. The alley across from the Masonic Building will be closed as well.

  • SMC Detention Center part of pilot release program

    With so much focus the past couple of years on New Mexico arrests, bail and which arrestees are released prior to trial, the San Miguel County Detention Center is part of a pilot program that organizers hope is a step toward a solution.

    According to SMCDC Warden Matt Elwell, his facility is part of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court's Release on Recognizance program.

  • Dance like New Mexico’s watching

    Lacey Romero, 10, of Española, center, dances with Moving Arts Española’s Folklorica group Tuesday at the Capitol Rotunda in Santa Fe in celebration of Acequia Day. Some of the arts and land celebration offered respite this week at the 2019 New Mexico Legislature’s session, which handled heavy topics such as animal trapping.

  • Jail Log - Sunday's Optic, Feb. 10, 2019

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, 2019: 

    Cindy Hurtado, Bench Warrant Failure To Comply.

    Joshua S Lucero,  Confinement Order.

  • Trapping bill highlights state’s urban vs. rural divide

    Mary Katherine Ray has seen traps up close.

    One caught the leg of her dog Greta while they were hiking.

    “I will never forget the sound of Greta’s screaming,” Ray told a New Mexico legislative committee on Thursday.

  • Legislative roundup, Feb. 10

    Days left in session: 36

  • From the Governor: Time to give New Mexicans wages they deserve

    Fair pay for honest work. Let’s start there, where I think we can all agree. Too many New Mexicans, however, are trying to make a life or jumpstart a young working career out of what is effectively spare change.

    Workers and students and part-time working parents all across New Mexico are taking home too little, trying to stretch dollars as far as they’ll go to pay for basic necessities.

  • Just a thought: Will you be my valentine, now and forever?

    The elderly couple was driving down the country road in their old pickup truck when a they saw a young couple in a shiny new pickup coming towards them from the other direction. The young man was driving and the young lady was sitting right next to him, almost in his lap. He had his left hand on the steering wheel and his right arm was behind her neck resting on her shoulder. She was looking at her man with adoration, giving him all of the attention that any young lady could possibly give.

  • Editorial Cartoon Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019

    Editorial Cartoon Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019

  • Beth Speaks for Herself: A day of friendship at the Roundhouse

    A group of us were carpooling to Santa Fe for the Annual New Mexico Federation Democratic Women field trip.

    Margaret Villanueva and I agreed to meet at Carnegie Library. Her email said 8 p.m., but I figured that was auto-correct being mischievous.