Local News

  • Wastewater from Colo. mine reaches New Mexico

    By Ivan Moreno
    and Jacques Billeaud
    The Associated Press
    Mustard-colored wastewater laced with heavy metals continues to drain into a river from an abandoned mine in southwestern Colorado at a rate of about 550 gallons per minute, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, which caused the spill.
    The rate of discharge Saturday was down from about 740 gallons per minute on Friday. But three days after the massive spill, the agency said it still didn’t know what the possible environmental and health impacts are.

  • Great show
  • Southwest Capital marks 125 years

    They donned Cowboy outfits and elaborate Victorian dresses, handed out gold coins to a few lucky customers and even leased vintage cars to park in front of their building.
    Southwest Capital Bank and its employees did all this on Friday to mark the bank’s 125th birthday. Technically, the bank won’t turn 125 until the first week in December, but managers decided Heritage Week would be the perfect time to celebrate the milestone.

  • Weather - Aug. 10, 2015

    Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Northeast wind 5-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 57. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.


  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 10, 2015

    Farmers Market
    The Tri-County Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. until sellout on Saturdays and Wednesdays at the Sixth and University parking lot. There will also be an afternoon market from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at Mallette’s Feed and Supply.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 10, 2015

    In 1965
    Wednesday, Aug. 11 — Fourteen Las Vegas area women have completed an eight-weeks nurses aide training course at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Las Vegas. They are Dorothy Garcia, Patricia Miller, Aurora Paiz, Vangie Gonzales, Barbara Marquez, Della Montoya, Mary Jean Madrid, Glena Pino, Antonia Martinez, Margaret Hays, Diane Maestas, Anna Salas, and Mary Janssen. Ursula Gallegos, LP.N., is the Nurse Aide Class Instructor. Sister Ann Raymond, administrator of the hospital, presented the certificates to the graduates.

  • In Brief - News - Aug. 10, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Escaped inmate captured

    SANTA FE — Authorities have captured an inmate who escaped from a prison work detail in Santa Fe.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the nearly eight-hour manhunt ended Friday night when police found 59-year-old Raymond Ramirez of Las Vegas, N.M., at a house on the city’s north side.
    Investigators wouldn’t give any other details of the capture.

  • 100th birthday
  • QuÉ Pasa - Aug. 10, 2015

    •  Carnegie Library Story Time is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 in the children’s area of library. This week’s book is “The Sandcastle” by MP Robertson. All programs are free and open to the public.


  • Noticias- August, 10 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 1-866-885-6562 or Frances at 575-815-8544.
    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.