Local News

  • Survey: Most for 4-day week

    The question of whether Las Vegas City Schools will move to a four-day week next school year still lingers, although district officials say those who took part in a survey on the proposal last month overwhelmingly like the idea.

    The east side school board met again on Tuesday to discuss Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez’s proposal but took no formal action. The board had been scheduled to take action on the upcoming fiscal year’s budget  at the meeting, but the district was unable to get the budget done and received an extension from the state.

  • Enrollment drop hurts West budget

    The West Las Vegas School Board unanimously approved the district’s 2012-13 school budget during a special  meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

    The total budget approved by the board for next school year is $13.3 million, less than this year’s budget by nearly $76,000 because of a decrease in enrollment, according to district officials. But district officials have been notified that they will need to cut the budget by another $150,000.

  • Long awaited debut

    By Brett J. Phelps
    Las Vegas Optic

    A television series that has been filming in Las Vegas will premiere this Sunday on cable channel A&E.

    “Longmire” is a contemporary crime drama based on novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series follows Walt Longmire, small-town sheriff of the fictional Absaroka County, Wyo.

  • Dist. 8 Senate race: Seniority vs. fighter

    Whichever way the battle for the District 8 Senate seat shakes out, a current state lawmaker will no longer be representing the area in the Roundhouse come Jan. 1.

    Sen. Pete Campos, D-Las Vegas, is trying to stave off a challenge from Rep. Thomas Garcia, D-Ocaté. With no Republican in that Senate race, the candidate who walks away with the most votes on Tuesday is all but guaranteed the seat. The district encompasses Colfax, Mora and Guadalupe counties and most of San Miguel County, including Las Vegas.

  • Judge involved in quarrel at bar resigns

    The Associated Press
    AZTEC — A judge who faced scrutiny following a heated argument at a Farmington bar has stepped down from the bench.

    Judge Thomas Hynes resigned Wednesday from the 11th Judicial District Court and agreed to never run for any state judicial office.

    Hynes told The Daily Times that he had already been considering retirement.

  • Jail Log - June 1, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 22 and May 28:

    Gilbert Montoya, 32, battery on a household member
    Richard Romero, 35, failure to report
    Jesus Ruiz, 45, commitment
    Chuck Roybal, 22, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer
    Ashley Palomarez, 26, trafficking controlled substances
    Paul Trujillo, 18, breaking and entering
    Talena Romero, 21, hold for court
    Scotty Drennan, 45, failure to report
    Michael Garcia, 32, mental health hold

  • Looking Back - June 1, 2012

    In 1912

    Saturday, June 1 — The Las Vegas Hospital is doing good work. The annual report shows it dispensed 2,311 doses of quality treatment during the past 12 months. It has lived up to its reputation for efficient service. One hundred nine patients have received treatment.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 1, 2012

    Free fishing in NM this Saturday

    The Department of Game and Fish says anglers can enjoy a freebie in New Mexico this Saturday. No license or stamps will be required for New Mexicans and out-of-state residents to fish on public waters, according to The Associated Press. However, other fishing rules and bag limits still apply. The free fishing is offered in celebration of National Fishing Day on Saturday.

  • Weather - June 1, 2012

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. West wind between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20percent. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. North wind between 5 and 15 mph.

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. North wind between 5 and 15 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

  • At odds over dog named Blue

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Blue the dog doesn’t have a home. And he apparently doesn’t want one. But the blue-eyed Australian cattle dog has $1,800 in savings, a Facebook page and an air-conditioned dog house.

    He also has a lawyer, who is working to get him an exemption from local leash laws so he can continue his free-wheeling lifestyle in southern New Mexico’s lakeside community of Elephant Butte, where he was abandoned as a puppy a decade ago.