Local News

  • Corrections - News - June 20, 2012

    Monday’s Optic featured a photo on Page 1 of a girl shooting an arrow during an event at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The cutline misidentified the youth. The correct name is Crystal Yardman.

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    A headline in Friday’s sports section also contained an error. The child rescued by a lifeguard had suffered a medical episode but was not drowning.

  • Baby dies after DUI crash

    A pregnant woman who was a passenger in a sports utility vehicle headed southbound on Interstate 25 last Sunday was injured when a repeat drunk driver pulled in front of the SUV, causing a crash, according to state police.

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  • LV hosting county officials

    County officials from throughout the state are gathering in Las Vegas this week for the 76th annual New Mexico Association of County’s Conference.

    More than 600 county elected officials, administrators and staff from 33 counties throughout New Mexico are scheduled to attend. The event, which is being hosted by San Miguel County and the city of Las Vegas, will generate an estimated $2 million for the local economy, according to San Miguel County Manager Les Montoya, who is serving as New Mexico Association of Counties conference chairman.

  • Salazar zoning case now in ‘limbo’

    Roughly a month after a split City Council voted to overturn a Board of Adjustment decision granting Ashley Salazar a variance to setback requirements on her property at 807 Erb, the council majority refused to follow through and approve a resolution outlining the reasons for its action.

    The move leaves the city vulnerable to an appeal and to being reversed by a judge, City Attorney Dave Romero and other city administrators warned.

  • West board outsources food services

    The West Las Vegas School board unanimously approved a one-year contract with Summit Foods to provide the district’s food service next year.

    Just last month, the board heard the details about the proposal, which will involve a private firm managing the district’s food servi-ces program.

    Under the proposal approved by the board, the current food service employees will remain in their jobs as district employees, with the exception of Dean Gallegos the current director of the food services program, who will likely lose his job.

  • Looking Back - June 18, 2012

    In 1912

    Tuesday, June 15 — Rumors from Denver, Chicago and other cities that Gov. McDonald will try to stop the Jim Flynn-Jack Johnson fight in Las Vegas are false. Promoter Jack Curley advises locals to ignore the rumors.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 18, 2012

    Kiwanis Pancake Day is Wednesday

    The 16th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day is this Wednesday. Serving times are 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 and proceeds support local youth programs. For more information, call 505-718-6655.

  • Weather - June 18, 2012

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the 90s. West winds 10-20 mph. Mostly clear at night. Lows in the 50s. West winds 10-20 mph.

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s. West winds 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night. Lows in the 50s.

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s. Partly cloudy at night, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.


  • Lawless Little League

    Its mission is to build character, courage and loyalty in its players and to give them the foundation to make smart judgments in the many problems life may have in store for them, but you wouldn’t know that from an incident that played out at Rodriguez Park last Friday as two games were under way.