Local News

  • Firearms stolen in burglary last week

    Las Vegas police are asking for the public’s help in finding the person or people responsible for several burglaries last month, including one that occurred last Thursday on the 100 block of Commerce Street in which several firearms were taken.

    A reward is available for information leading to an arrest and/or conviction. Tips can be called in to Crimestoppers at 425-8884.

    In the Commerce Street incident, the burglar forced his or her way into the home and got away with six firearms and 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - April 2, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - April 2, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 2, 2014

    Band Fest 2014
    The Band Fest 2014 concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at Ilfeld Auditorium. Music students from Robertson, West Las Vegas and Highlands University will share a common stage for the concert. The $5 ticket price will go to help the three schools’ music programs.

  • Weather - April 1, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Windy, with a southwest wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. Windy, with a southwest wind 25-30 mph, decreasing to 15-20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

    A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Northwest wind around 15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 23.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.

  • East hoping to improve meals

    The West Las Vegas School District outsourced its food services starting in the 2012-2013 school year, and it appears Las Vegas City Schools may soon be following suit.

    Despite district administrators saying they have improved food service, the board has unanimously approved a measure to seek proposals from vendors interested in taking  over East’s food service program. The vote took place during a meeting held earlier this month.

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  • UWC to open campus to local kids

    By Jennifer Rowland

    Children who’ve dreamed of spending time at the Montezuma Castle will have a chance this April when UWC-USA opens its campus to local kids for the first session of Camp UWC.

    The free camp will be held during West Las Vegas School District’s spring break, from April 14 through 18. Camp hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp is open to kindergarteners through eighth graders, and there are 38 spaces available.

  • Luna seeking input from residents

    Submitted to the Optic

    Luna Community College Board of Trustees Secretary Dan Romero, who represents a huge portion of El Valle, is urging area residents to attend Tuesday’s board of trustees work session. The work session will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Jesse Griego Gymnasium in El Pueblo.

  • Looking Back - March 31, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, March 30 — The “Outstanding Athlete” award of Robertson High School was presented to Lawrence Sandoval at the Second Annual Athletic Recognition banquet of the school at the Flamingo Saturday night. Sandoval, who has participated in football, wrestling and baseball, was selected for the award from a field of five candidates, all seniors and all of whom had participated and lettered, in at least two sports at Robertson. The candidates included Pat Macheski, Nat Kearns, Joe Montano and Byron Perrigo.