Ryan Lowery


A versatile storyteller whose work has been published by the Associated Press, the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Idaho Business Review, the Las Vegas Optic, and many others.

United States of America


AP News

Las Vegas gas stations offer return to simpler times

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - Drive down almost any street in Las Vegas and it's easy to see remnants of the past. Stop for gas at either of the town's two full-service gas stations...

Las Vegas Optic

Concerns arise at RHS over anonymous reporting app

Las Vegas City Schools will soon introduce a smartphone application designed to make it easier for students to report inappropriate or dangerous activities happening on campus....

AP News

Lead ammo concerns New Mexico bird watcher

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - Dr. Douglas Thal has always been fascinated by golden eagles. He grew up on his family's ranch in Golondrinas, where for hours he would watch the majestic...

Las Vegas Optic

Ribera-area property owners no longer have access to property

Just off State Highway 3 near Ribera, south of the San Miguel del Vado Church, sits a dirt road gated with barbed wire.

Las Vegas Optic

City Schools brings in new tech apps, tools

Students and teachers at Las Vegas City Schools campuses will encounter several new technology elements as they start a new school year. At Thursday's regular board meeting,...

Las Vegas Optic

Heinrich's foe makes appearance in Vegas

U.S. Senate candidate Mick Rich made a stop in Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon to address a small group of people at the San Miguel County GOP Headquarters on Bridge Street. The...

Las Vegas Optic

WLV Schools takes questions on proposed drug testing

During a special meeting of the Board of Education on Wednesday, West Las Vegas Schools discussed enacting policies that would require drug testing of staff members and...

Las Vegas Optic

Drones: What are the rules?

In only a few years, drones have become very popular with hobbyists. These small, pilotless aircraft have become more affordable, and the ease of operation makes them easy to...

Las Vegas Optic

Police: man struck officer with board | LasVegasOptic.com

A chance encounter with a Las Vegas police officer led to felony charges of battery on a peace officer for a Montezuma man.

Las Vegas Optic

More perks coming to El Fidel hotel

When it opened in the early 1920s, the El Fidel Hotel offered travelers more than just an affordable, comfortable place to sleep. Guests could sit down to eat breakfast or...


3 Smartphone Component Suppliers to Consider

There are obvious ways to invest in the growing smartphone market, like buying shares of Apple or Nokia. The downside to a direct investment in these companies is that it also...

Las Vegas Optic

Mora man booked for January battery

When New Mexico State Police arrived at the Mora home of Wilfred Vigil in January of this year, officers found broken glass on the porch and a woman with bruising to her face....


At the Special Olympics' Northern California Chapter, Volunteers Get Gold in Operations

The thrill of competition. It entertains us, it unites us, and since the 1960s, millions of Special Olympics athletes have been given the opportunity to engage in competition...

The Motley Fool

Have You Overlooked This Industry?

Let's face it, Americans own a lot of stuff. As the late comedian George Carlin once noted, "Sometimes ... You've gotta move all your stuff, and maybe put some of your stuff in...

Las Vegas Optic

Man charged in Mora County stabbing

A Holman man was arrested following a recent stabbing that occurred in the 2100 block of State Road 518 in Cleveland. Jesus Maes, 21, was charged with aggravated battery with...