Today's News

  • Sullivan pleads guilty in 2016 killing

    A Las Vegas man faces seven to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing his onetime friend in the summer of 2016.

    Daniel M. Sullivan, 28, appeared in district court on Monday to accept the agreement, which stipulates that in exchange for pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Steven Marquez, he will serve no more than 10 years behind bars.

    Second-degree murder charges carry a maximum sentence of 15 years, not counting any enhancements.

  • Calculations at the Complex

    After years of hearings, studies, legal motions and long-term interruptions in construction, work has finally resumed on the Mora County Complex.
    Construction crews recently began completing the current phase of construction on the Mora County Complex.

    Last week, after returns showed Paula Garcia’s run for the New Mexico House District 40 seat was going to be unsuccessful, it was natural to revisit one of the main projects Garcia has focused on as Mora County Commission Chairwoman, where she has about six months left in her term.

  • IPRA, OMA training set for Thursday at NMHU Student Union

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Office of the Attorney General routinely travels throughout New Mexico offering free training sessions on Sunshine Laws designed to help government agencies, municipalities, the public and the media to better understand the requirements of the state’s Inspection of Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act.

    The training sessions are held regularly around the state and this month’s location is Las Vegas.

  • CYFD event kicks off food program

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Summer Food Service Program goal for this summer is to organize a kickoff to reach out to the children in the Las Vegas area.

    The Children, Youth and Families Department is holding an SFSP kickoff event for the community of Las Vegas to promote awareness of the program. The event will be held at the Carnegie Library, Wednesday, July 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Wednesday, June 13
    Carnegie Public Library presents its free five-week Summer Reading Program. The program, which takes place each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will include lunch following each presenter.

    Friday, June 22

  • Luna dental students double up hours to graduate in spring

    Luna Community College Dental Assistant students made history this past semester.

    Glorianna Baca, Aubrie Chavez, Tabitha Leyba, Kimmeah Martinez, Chantel Rivera, Isaiah Sandoval and Amber Trujillo all took 10 classes instead of a normal five-course load in the spring. Because of their work and dedication, they became official graduates of Luna on May 24.

  • ‘Not the way I heared it’

    I heard it, I saw it, and it’s final. What I heard, for about the millionth time, was the paging from a Walmart clerk, seeking the attention of someone in the “jew LERY” department.

    I stuck around long enough to locate the errant clerk, as it was at my request that the paging took place.

    Now let me explain:

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

  • Wowing 'em with walk-offs

    Five local youth baseball and softball teams celebrated divisional championship victories over the weekend at Keyes Park (Las Vegas Little League) and Rodriguez Park (La Plaza Little League).

    While LVLL Minors baseball and tee-ball on both sides of town will still be played for a few more games, much of the Little Leaguers’ attention now shifts to the upcoming District 4 tournaments, to be hosted by La Plaza at Rodriguez Park starting on June 23.

    The following is a roundup of this past weekend’s league tournament finals.

  • Ortiz key in two comebacks for North

    Arjay Ortiz left a lasting impression to the end of his prep career over the weekend at the 2018 North-South All-Star Games, playing a key role in game-winning drives on both the football field and the hardwood.

    Ortiz hauled in one touchdown catch and rushed for another to help the Class 3A-4A North football team slip past the South 20-19 on Friday at Nusenda Community Stadium.