Local News

  • Looking Back - Aug. 13, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, Aug. 13 — Town Police Chief Melecio Perea wishes to inform all people in Las Vegas that the making of U-turns on Bridge St. between the bridge and the Plaza are illegal. Another thing that Chief Perea would like to stress is the fact that the Town and City dumps are the proper places to dump garbage, not in Town or City or anywhere else. Anyone caught doing so will also be prosecuted to the fullest extent, Perea said.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 13, 2014

    People’s Faire set for Aug. 23

    The 36th Annual People’s Fair will take place on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Carnegie Library Park. Vendor applications are currently available at 140 Bridge St. or online at lasvegasartscouncil.org. Deadline is Aug. 16.

  • Weather - Aug. 13, 2014

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South wind 5-10 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind around 10 mph.


  • Officers cleared of wrongdoing in May shooting

    Las Vegas Optic

    The state police officers who shot and killed Arcenio Lujan just outside city limits on May 8 have been clearned of any wrongdoing, District Attorney Richard Flores announced Today.

    Lujan, who earlier that day had been fired from his city of Las Vegas job, was killed after he pointed a weapon at officers.

  • Back to school for area kids

    Back to school means two things for students: back to reality of early mornings and back to the books. For parents it means purchasing all the needed necessities, from binders to tissue. For school officials it means making sure all final touches are done and staff is in place.

    This year is no different as school officials worked throughout the summer preparing for this school year with some changes taking place at both local districts.

  • Fun at the Fair
  • Music fest kicks off Friday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Start with some good ol’ rock ‘n roll and add a generous portion of spicy Latin pop, flavor it with country, western and rockabilly, add a pinch of R&B gospel and stir in a hefty portion of TexMex, and what’ve you got? All the ingredients for a great weekend of music, served up in one of New Mexico’s most historic cities.

    Welcome to the Meadow City Music Festival, a growing celebration of music mixed with fun and games for everyone.

  • Governor favors expanded primaries

    The Associated Press

    Contradicting the chairman of the state Republican Party, Gov. Susana Martinez said Thursday she would support a Democratic plan allowing voters without a party affiliation to cast ballots in New Mexico primary elections.

    The Republican told the Albuquerque Journal she supports the idea because it is important for all voters to be allowed to participate in primaries.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 11, 2014

    In 1964
    Wednesday, Aug. 12 — Nine new contributions were made last week to the annual Highlands University scholarship drive. Topping the list was the Las Vegas Savings Bank, which, through its president Dale B. Gerdeman, contributed two scholarships for a total of $420. Other full scholarships were donated by Columbia Grocery, through Mrs. Emery Mullins; Kimbell Grocery, through William Thill, manager, Mrs. Herman Ilfeld, a consistent contributor through the years, also gave one scholarship.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 11, 2014

    Luna will be closed Tuesday morning
    Luna Community College will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday as employee orientation will take place. The campus re-opens for business at 1 p.m. that day.