Today's News

  • Daniels won’t recuse self from case

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — State Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Daniels declined Wednesday to recuse himself from a high-profile judicial bribery case, issuing a lengthy order that accused the prosecutor of trying to force jurists off the case with what he knew to be baseless accusations.

  • Krysten Romero crowned Little Miss Las Vegas

    Submitted to the Optic

    Krysten Romero, 6, was crowned Little Miss Las Vegas 2011 at the 10th annual Little Miss Las Vegas Pageant earlier this month.  She wowed the judges and audience with her dance to “RockinRobin.”  

    Romero is in kindergarten at Armijo Elementary. She is the daughter of Adam and Shannon Saiz and Marcus Romero and Miriam Rodriguez.  

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 28, 2011

    • The ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3815 is having a Halloween Extravaganza from 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. There will be a dinner, dancing, and costume contest for all ages. Contact Sandra at 429-8937 for more information.

  • Noticias - Oct. 28, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.

    • The Las Vegas / San Miguel County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting entries for the Electric Light Parade, the theme is “Christmas in Candyland.”  Organizations that would like their events to be included in the Chamber Holiday Poster and Newsletter are asked to submit their program as soon as possible.  Parade float applications, event submission forms and volunteer sign up roster are at the Chamber of Commerce 1224 Railroad Ave. 425-8631.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! RECYCLING PROGRESS. The city of Las Vegas is about to play host to two collection points for the countywide recycling program. One will be at the corner of Hot Springs Boulevard and Mills Avenue; the other at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center at 1751 North Grand Ave. The sites will be fenced and city officials are determined to keep the area clean.

  • Nuestra Historia - Starvation Peak; Pablita’s conclusion

    An old and intriguing legend is that Spanish settlers, pursued by hostile Native Americans, took refuge and starved atop El Cerrito de Bernal, a small butte rising 7,031 feet, about 12  miles southwest of Las Vegas. As a result, since anyone can remember, the small mesa has been called Starvation Peak.  (Cerrito means small mountain, and the first written reference to El Cerrito de Bernal was in  1794,  in the description of the San Miguel del Bado land grant, which designates the butte as the grant’s northeastern boundary.)

  • Editorial Cartoons - Oct. 28, 2011
  • Another Perspective: Back to my hometown

    Editor’s note: This article was originally published on www.YourLifeIsATrip.com, a group blog featuring experiential storytelling and first-person travel narratives.

    I had lived in Santa Fe for 23 years before it occurred to me to offer to move back to Las Vegas, where I was raised, to help out my mom.

  • District XC, state soccer in LV

    The road to the state championships in cross country and soccer runs through the Meadow City this year.

    That’s because it’s Las Vegas’ turn to host the District 2-3A cross country meet (4 p.m. Friday at the Gene Torres Golf Course, to be specific). Robertson, West Las Vegas and Taos will vie for district titles and then get ready for the state meet Nov. 5 in Rio Rancho.

  • Dons homecoming