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Local News

  • City passes March 2018 election resolution

    At November’s regular meeting, the Las Vegas City Council approved a resolution for a calendar of important mandated dates involving the March 6, 2018 regular city elections, as presented by City Clerk Cassandra Fresquez.

  • District court adjusts to judge's absence

    Scheduling court cases and other business at the Fourth District Judicial Court is never an easy component of keeping things moving. That process was made more challenging recently by the absence of Judge Matthew Sandoval.

  • Intercepted: Plan to smuggle drugs into Detention Center thwarted by LVPD

    Six men were recently booked after an investigation revealed attempts to smuggle into drugs into the San Miguel County Detention Center by soliciting the help a food service contractor — and the sewing skills of an inmate’s mother.

    A Las Vegas Police Department investigation determined a scapular — a type of religious necklace — was used to try to smuggle strips of Suboxone, a Schedule V narcotic used to treat opioid dependence, into the jail.

  • Birth at Alta Vista highlights return of Labor & Delivery Unit

    When baby Julius greeted the world on Nov. 22, not only did he bring joy and relief to his family, but he introduced Las Vegas to the re-openng of the Labor & Delivery Unit at Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

  • Jail Log - Sunday's Optic, Dec. 3, 2017

     The following indviduals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 23 and Nov. 29:

    Sharise L. Herrera, Felony Warrant Arrest, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

    Loren Padilla, bench warrant arrest, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

  • Sandoval, district judge, out on medical leave

    Court and county personnel are adjusting to having one fewer judge to hear cases locally after Fourth Judicial Court Judge Matthew Sandoval went on medical leave this week.

    Sandoval was taken to an out-of-area hospital recently for an unknown period of time. Not much information is available about his condition or prognosis, but those affected by his absence seem to be preparing as if Sandoval might not return to the bench for some time, if at all.

  • Valley essay contest winners

    West Las Vegas Valley Elementary and Middle School recently recognized Cancer, Violence & Drug Prevention Awareness Month in October with an essay contest.

    The winners were Charlotte Gallegos, Ben Sandoval, Gabriella Salinas, Isaiah Ortiz and Ezekiel Gallegos.

  • Memorial Middle School Honor Roll, Nov. 6

    Seventh Graders

    Carrillo, Estrella E

    Gallegos, Isaiah Robert

    Harris, Kristalynn C

    Leger, Trey J

    Martinez, Alexia M

    Medina, Corazzon

    Mello, Eduardo William

    Montano, Tomas J

  • The Nation In Brief, Dec. 3, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Flynn pleads guilty to lying

  • New Mexico In Brief, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Gov. Martinez appoints Bern. Co. commissioner as state auditor

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson as the new state auditor.

    Her office made the announcement Friday after calling earlier this month for applications to fill the remainder of the term vacated by Democrat Tim Keller, who was elected mayor of Albuquerque. Johnson, a Republican, was unsuccessful in his mayoral bid.

    Keller stepped down as auditor Thursday.