Local News

  • Trash Talk

    All you trash scofflaws out there, beware. The city isn’t going to take it anymore, literally.

    The city’s solid waste department is cracking down on people found violating Las Vegas’ solid waste ordinance. That could mean that the trash collector skips an overfilled rollout when he’s making his rounds, or it could mean that the violator ends up with an unexpected bill or a fine, said city Solid Waste Director Matt Griego.

  • Schools down 448 students since ‘10

    The trend of overall declining enrollment in local schools continues, although one district gained some students this fall. 
    Las Vegas City Schools has a total of 1,647 students enrolled compared to 1,693 this time two years ago, a 5.4 percent drop. It’s a 2.8 percent drop compared to last fall’s enrollment.

    West Las Vegas Schools has 1,567 students this school year, a 1.3 percent dip from the 1,588 enrolled two years ago. The number is a slight increase from last fall, when 1,551 students were enrolled.

  • E. Romero firehouse returning to old glory

    By Cindy Collins
    For the Optic

    On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the community is invited to attend a celebration marking the completion of Phase 2 of renovations on the historic E. Romero Hose & Fire Building. 

    The celebration will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bridge Street location.

    The 1937 Seagrave Fire Truck will be on display after being carefully protected by the City of Las Vegas Fire Department and “hidden” from public view for 40 years. 

  • Nine dead in Oregon shooting


    The Associated Press

    ROSEBURG, Ore.  — Armed with multiple guns, a 26-year-old man walked into a morning writing class at a community college in this rural Oregon town and opened fire, hitting some students with multiple gunshots. One witness said the attacker demanded to know students’ religion before shooting them.

  • Jail Log - October 4th. 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 22 and 25:

    Fred Lujan, 43, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Bobby Lucero, 28, probation violation, admitted to using meth
    Terri Hernandez-Aragon, 38, seven-day commitment
    Paul Mares, 37, probation violation, absconding
    Keith Tarr, 20, 30-day commitment

  • Lawsuit vs. DEA tossed by judge

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a New Mexico man who says federal agents wrongfully supplied him with crack cocaine, reigniting his addiction to the drug.

    U.S. District Judge Martha Vazquez dismissed the lawsuit Wednesday and said the law doesn’t allow for damages when a person’s own wrongful conduct is the cause of injury.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu 10-4-15

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    Red chile beef and potatoes, pinto beans, flour tortilla, and pumpkin pie with topping

    Chile dog, baked potato wedges, mixed vegetables with margarine, and orange

    Baked pork chop, rice pilaf, peas and carrots, dinner roll, and gelatin with strawberries

  • Mora Community Calendar 10-4-15

    4 p.m.
    Mora Middle School volleyball teams will take on Questa. Both the seventh and eighth grade teams will be competing during these away games.

    5 p.m.
    Mora High School volleyball teams will take on Peñasco High School for district competition at the Mora High School gym. Both the junior varsity and varsity will be competing.

    4 p.m.
    Mora Middle School volleyball team will take on Peñasco during this home game.

    5 p.m.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 4. 2015

     In 1965 Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1965 — The Las Vegas Ice Skating Association met Friday at the Town Council Chambers in West Las Vegas with representatives of the Town, Montezuma Seminary, university professors and students and citizens present. President Emily Gavahan conducted the meeting. Topics discussed included preparation of the dam, insurance, care of the ice, supervision, lighting and general improvement of the area. It was announced that the public is welcome to take topsoil from the river bed before the dam is filled.

  • Weather - Oct, 4, 2015


    6:58 a.m. to 6:41 p.m.

    HIGH 64° / LOW 44°

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. South wind 10 to 15 mph.



    6:59 a.m. to 6:39 p.m.

    HIGH 62° / LOW 44°

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.