Local News

  • Five vying for teen title

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the Miss Las Vegas’ Outstanding Teen Pageant at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, at the West Las Vegas High School cafeteria. The Miss Las Vegas’ Outstanding Teen Pageant is a preliminary of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.

  • Police shooting sparks calls

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A second suspect has been fatally shot by Albuquerque police in three days, sparking renewed calls by activists for a federal probe.

    Authorities say an Albuquerque officer shot and killed a man Wednesday near Laguna Pueblo after a chase that began when the motorist shot at two women in Albuquerque.

  • Grammy Winners
  • State launches 2nd city probe

    The state Occupational Health and Safety Bureau is once again investigating the city of Las Vegas for possible worker safety violations.

  • ‘Pinnacle of our career’

    Abe Garcia will realize one of his lifelong dreams on Saturday.

    Garcia, along with Karliz DeMarco and Salif Mahamane, will open for the Grammy winning band Ozomatli that evening. The concert starts at 8 p.m. this Saturday at New Mexico Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium.

  • Local man arrested on pot charges

    Las Vegas Optic

    The heavy use of air fresheners inside a vehicle tipped state police off that something wasn’t right when they conducted a traffic stop over the weekend.
    Documents filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court state that the heavy air freshener was an attempt to mask the smell of close to two pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle.

  • Bridge Street makeover
  • Looking ahead - News - March 21, 2012

    The Las Vegas City Council will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight, March 21, at City Hall.

  • Looking Back - March 21, 2012

    Saturday, March 16 — That the new sewer system has been completed for several months, is in good working order and has been entirely paid for was the gratifying report to the city council last night. The total cost was $22,624.12.

  • Weather - March 21, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. North wind around 10 mph. A slight chance of rain showers before midnight, then a slight chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. North wind  5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. North wind around 10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 33.

    Sunny, with a high near 69. Clear at night, with a low around 39.