Today's News

  • Jail Log June 17, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 7 and June 13:

    Patricia Casados, 58, eight-day commitment
    Antonio Olivarez, 30, probation violation: positive UA cocaine
    Patrick DeHerrera, 32, criminal damage to property, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    James Muse, 54, probation violation: positive UA
    Patrick Baca Jr., 37, two-day commitment
    Zebadiah Romero, 27, failure to appear, bench warrant, Santa Fe
    John Chavez, 34, probation violation: positive UA Meth

  • Editorial Cartoon: June 17, 2016
  • Thumbs - June 17, 2016


    Drive by some local parks and schools on any week day and you’re likely to see food service employees dishing out free and healthful meals for kids. Las Vegas City Schools provides breakfast and lunch at various locations, including Lincoln Park and Hannah Park. On the west side, breakfast and lunch are available at West Las Vegas High School and at the Plaza Park. A detailed account of times and sites may be found in last Wednesday’s Optic.


  • Dispatch New Mexico: Sexual identity and much more facing students and young men

    Sex is always a topic that gets attention, but lately it’s been getting attention in some disturbing ways.

    Transgender rights, sexual assaults on college campuses, and internet pornography have all been in the news lately — and while they’re unrelated in the way in which they’ve made news, they all have one thing in common: sex.

  • Looking Back June 17, 2016

    Friday, June 10, 1966 — A type L-16 light airplane was recently assembled by members of the local Civil Air Patrol Unit at the Las Vegas airport. Jim Sulier, commanding officer, and Mack Jo Sulier, executive officer, gave finishing touches to the craft prior to hosting a Fly-In Breakfast which the unit will hold Sunday morning from 6 a.m. to noon.

  • Weather June 17, 2016


    HIGH 93° / LOW 53°

    Sunny, with a high near 93. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the morning.

    5:45 a.m. to 8:19 p.m.



    HIGH 95° / LOW 55°

    Sunny, with a high near 95. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Saturday night — clear, with a low around 55.

    5:45 a.m. to 8:19 p.m.


  • Que Pasa June 17, 2016

    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Saying goodbye to two all-time greats

    Howe a blend of tough, tender

    The Associated Press

    DETROIT — Gordie Howe could break a lobster claw with his fingers, one of his sons said, and make people melt in his hands with his kindness and humility.

    With a nod to the two dominant personas of Mr. Hockey, his family was joined by hundreds of friends and acquaintances Wednesday for a funeral service to bid farewell to one of the NHL’s greatest players.

  • Isotopes split with Chihuahuas

    Stephen Cardullo smashed his team-leading ninth home run Wednesday night to lead off the Isotopes’ scoring, but El Paso went on to a 6-3 win in the third of a four-game set.

    The series was to conclude on Thursday evening.

    Cardullo’s solo homer with two out in the first gave Albuquerque a 1-0 edge held until the bottom of the third.

    That’s when Manuel Margot scored on a Carlos Asuaje single and Asuaje made it home on Hunter Renfroe’s line-drive hit to grab a 2-1 lead. Both runs were scored with two outs.

  • Ichiro gets historic hit

    The Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO — With two hits Wednesday, Ichiro Suzuki raised his career total in the Japanese and North American major leagues to 4,257, passing Pete Rose’s record Major League Baseball total.

    “This wasn’t like a goal of mine to get to this point,” Suzuki said through a translator after the Miami Marlins’ 6-3 loss to the San Diego Padres.