Local News

  • Man killed in suspected DWI crash

    A passenger in a 1984 Datsun pickup died after a two-vehicle collision last Friday afternoon at Grand and Lincoln avenues in Las Vegas.

    The driver of the Datsun was arrested by state police for suspicion of driving while intoxicated and homicide by vehicle.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 10, 2012

    Salvation Army Fashion Show is this Sunday

    The second annual Salvation Army Fashion Show will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Ilfeld Ballroom at the Plaza Hotel. The event highlights clothes taken directly from the Salvation Army. The outfits will be modeled by local volunteers. Tickets are $15 and the proceeds will go to benefit the Las Vegas Salvation Army.

  • Weather - Feb. 10, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. West wind 5-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 25. West wind 5-10 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast. A chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.


  • FYI - News - Feb. 10, 2012

    The Las Vegas Optic is sponsoring candidate forums for this year’s municipal election. The first forum, which will feature city council candidates, will be held this Monday. The second forum, featuring mayoral candidates, will be on Monday, Feb. 20. Both forums will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Memorial Middle School Auditorium.

  • Space flight liability bill grounded

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Members of the New Mexico House and Senate have likely shelved for this session an effort to exempt spacecraft manufacturers from legal liability in case space flight passengers are injured in future space flights from Spaceport America.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports the House Business and Industry Committee voted 6-5 Tuesday to hold the bill. The sponsor, Rep. James White of Albuquerque, said the proposal is likely done for this session.

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  • Vegas man charged after leading police on high-speed chase

    A Las Vegas man was arrested an jailed Sunday after leading state police on a high-speed chase around the area.

    Eugene Archuleta, 29, who lives on Williams Drive, remained locked up at the San Miguel County Detention Center as of Thursday in lieu of a $15,000 cash-only bond.

    He is charged with aggravated fleeing from law enforcement and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, both fourth-degree felonies, and with misdemeanor counts of reckless driving, driving without a license and driving with an open container.

  • Jail Log - Feb. 10, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Jan. 31 and Feb. 6:

  • House approves license repeal

    By Russell Contreras
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — House lawmakers voted Wednesday to repeal a state law that allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses setting up a showdown with the state Senate where a similar measure died last year.

  • N.M. Reps. OK $5.6B budget

    By Barry Massey
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The House on Wednesday gave bipartisan support to a proposed budget that will spend $5.6 billion on public education and other government programs next year, and provide for higher take-home pay for educators and state workers.

    The measure heads to the Senate for consideration after clearing the House with the backing of all 70 Democrats and Republicans.