Today's News

  • Just a thought: This column won’t change your mind

    By Rick Kraft

    You will not change your mind by reading this column, but you will have a better understanding of how you and others think.

    Have you ever argued with someone over an issue until you are blue in the face, only to leave the argument right where the two of you started, without either one of you making any progress in changing the other’s mind? I know I have.

  • Editorial: City employees must be free to tell the truth

    It is our belief that employees with the City of Las Vegas should be free to tell the truth of what is happening in the city government without fear of retaliation or retribution. 

  • Los Alamos educator named 2018-19 Teacher of the Year

    Kris (Romero) Martinez, a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, was recently named the Los Alamos Public Schools K-12 Certified Teacher of the Year for the 2018-19 school year,  by Kurt Steinhaus, Superintendent.

  • Local filmmaker to show movie in Las Vegas

    By Kelsey Kendall
    Las Vegas Optic

    A Las Vegas local, Jim Terr, spent seven years making his “mockumentary” and is now ready to premiere his movie to Las Vegas. Titled “The Brill Building Movie,” it goes back to Terr’s early videos and songwriting in a 90-minute feature. 

  • Woman attempts to hit LV cop with stolen SUV

    An Ojo Feliz woman faces three felony charges after attempting to hit a Las Vegas police officer with a stolen SUV.

    April Alcon, 31, faces felony charges of Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Fleeing a Law Enforcement Officer and Receiving or Transferring Stolen Motor Vehicles. She also faced a misdemeanor charge of Criminal Damage to Property. 

  • Coach Gibson’s ashes spread in quiet ceremony

    Don Gibson, physical education teacher, athletic director and legendary Highlands University football and basketball coach from 1953 to 1964, passed away in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, on Jan. 20, 2019, at the age of 94. His ashes were placed at the Leveo and Patricia Sanchez Family Stadium at New Mexico Highlands University.

  • Locals compete in rodeos

    During July, local cowboys and cowgirls competed in the Las Vegas and Mora rodeos that were held at the San Miguel Fairgrounds on July 6 and 7 and at the American Legion rodeo grounds on July 20 and 21, respectively.

    Mickey Ortiz won the saddle and ranch bronc at both rodeos while Diego Jaramillo won the Las Vegas breakaway and Rylan Montoya won at Mora. 

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  • Dispatch New Mexico: Legalization coming sooner, not later

    We are now about a year away from legalizing recreational marijuana in this state.

    Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has already set the wheels in motion for its passage at the Roundhouse next year, and if the state is ready with the regulations, it could conceivably become legal on July 1, 2020, when a lot of new laws take effect.

  • Traditional Spanish Market to host artists

    More than 200 juried artists will be participating in this year’s 68th annual Traditional Spanish Market. 

    Visitors will have the opportunity to experience and purchase painted, carved santos, weavings, colcha embroidery, straw appliqué, furniture, woodcarving, tinwork, ironwork, jewelry, pottery, and more.