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  • ‘Treasure’ gifts sought for treasure hunt

    Submitted to the Optic

    Several gifts have been offered by local merchants and others ­— and more are being sought — as prizes to be found in a “Treasure Hunt” Sunday morning, Aug. 3, a benefit for the Dana Konno Nursing Scholarship Fund at Luna Community College.

    Clues to gift locations around town will be given in a video to be posted on YouTube early that morning.

  • Mayor’s travel tops $12K

    It was a Thursday morning in June and the New Mexico Finance Authority was convening at 9 a.m. in Santa Fe to take up a number of items, including two key ones for Las Vegas.

    The authority had already signed off on $4 million in financing for the city’s Bradner Reservoir project. The question for board members on this morning was what terms should be offered on that money. The original proposal was to make 60 percent of that funding a grant and the remaining 40 percent a low-interest loan. The city was pushing for better terms.

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  • Plane crashes at Las Vegas airport

    Las Vegas police have identified the people whose plane crashed at the Las Vegas Municipal Airport Wednesday evening as a family from Minnesota.

    “The plane was landing and something went amiss,” Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said.

  • High court agrees your privacy matters

    By Mark Sherman
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices found more common ground than usual this year, and nowhere was their unanimity more surprising than in a ruling that police must get a judge’s approval before searching the cellphones of people they’ve arrested.
    The term that ended last week also had its share of 5-4 decisions with the familiar conservative-liberal split, including last Monday’s ruling on religion, birth control and the health care law.

  • Looking Back - July 7, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, July 7 — In a statement issued today, Fidel C. Gonzales and Donald A. Martinez flatly denied that they had any interest in either the school system or the municipality of the City of Las Vegas. This statement was made in answer to innuendos contained in an article by syndicated columnist Will Harrison. Harrison had stated that Gonzales and Martinez had extensive control in San Miguel County and that all that was left for them to “conquer” was the East Las Vegas City Hall and school system.
     

  • Looking ahead - News - July 7, 2014

    Science Camp is for local community kids, in grades sixth through eighth, Wednesday, July 9 to Thursday, July 10. Hosted by Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance at the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge near Watrous. Camp participants will leave Las Vegas at 8 a.m. on July 9 and will return to Las Vegas at 5 p.m. on July 10. Limited number of spots available. For more information, contact Lorraine Garcia at 505-917-2141 or by emailing lgarcia@hermitspeakwatersheds.org.
     

  • Weather - July 7

    Monday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

    Tuesday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

    Wednesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    5:52 a.m. to 8:19 p.m.

  • Authorities seek help

    Submitted to the Optic

    District Attorney Richard Flores, state police and the family of Cindy Rivera, are seeking assistance from the community in finding Cindy Rivera.

    Rivera has been missing since June 29, 2012.  She was last seen at her home on Peggy Lee Lane in Las Vegas.  Rivera was born in 1993, which made her 19 at the time of disappearance. She would be 21 now. She is 5 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs 134 pounds. Cindy goes by the nickname of “Tig.”

  • UPDATED: Plane crashes at Las Vegas airport

    Las Vegas police have identified the people whose plane crashed at the Las Vegas Municipal Airport Wednesday evening as a family from Minnesota.

    "The plane was landing and something went amiss," Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said.