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Today's News

  • DWI driver may get prison

    The teen who pleaded guilty in September to three felonies stemming from the April 6, 2013, crash that claimed the lives of two young girls and left several others injured faces up to nine years in prison after a judge ruled Friday that he will be sentenced as an adult.

  • An early Christmas gift - Bank donates $10K to band

    Christmas came early for the Robertson Red Wave Marching Band. On Thursday afternoon, Southwest Capital Bank hosted a large community gathering and the band’s winter concert where the bank announced their donation of $10,000 to the group.

    The money, along with $10,000 raised by the band’s booster club and $10,000 match from the Las Vegas City School board, will be used to purchase new uniforms for the award-winning band.

  • Four vying to be city police chief

    With Chief Christian Montaño’s impending departure from the city, a group of Las Vegas police officers is throwing its support behind Commander Juan Montaño for the police department’s top position.

    Commander Montaño is one of four people being considered by Mayor Alfonso Ortiz for the post. The other candidates are Deputy Chief Eugene Garcia and Commanders Kenneth Jenkins and Adrian Crespin.

    Commander Robert Gutierrez did not apply for the position.

  • Luna election set for March 3

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College will hold a board of trustees election on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Three of the seven district board seats are up for election. The three districts are Districts 2, 4 and 6.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Dec. 22, 2014

    The Associated Press

    PILT funds approved
    New Mexico counties will be getting more federal dollars next year as compensation for the non-taxable lands within their borders.
    President Barack Obama signed legislation this week that included the funding. It’s part of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Program.
    New Mexico counties rely on the payments to provide services, including improvements to schools, roads and public safety. Last year, all but one of the state’s 33 counties shared a total of $37 million.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 22

    In 1964
    Wednesday, Dec. 16 — District II Officials Association members who will officiate the 11th annual “Stu” Clark basketball tournament for high schools are Arcenio A. Gonzales, George Esquibel, Nick DiDomenico, Leo Segura (president), Tony L. Lovato, John Berg, Tony Marquez, Tony Serna, Joe (Mayo) Armijo, Carlos Lopes, Alex Coull and Ray Serna.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 22, 2014

    Farmers Market open Saturdays
    Tri-County Farmers Market has opened its Winter Market at Mallette’s Farm Store at mile post 3 on Highway 518. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday morning.

  • Weather - Dec. 22, 2014

    Monday
    A slight chance of rain showers after 11a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 15 to 20 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Tuesday
    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 50. Mostly clear with a low around 27.

    Christmas day
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:07 a.m. to 4:52 p.m.

  • Recently crowned - King-Greenwalt and Gilford capture titles

    Submitted to the Optic

    The 13th Annual Little Miss and Miss Pre-Teen Las Vegas Pageant was held earlier this month at West Las Vegas High School.  

    Six talented little girls competed for the titles in four phases of competition: talent, holiday wear, party wear and on-stage question.

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 22, 2014

    WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES
    • No Story Time at Carnegie Library on Wednesday, Dec. 24 in the children’s area of the public library. Story Time will take place again on Wednesday, Dec. 31.
    • Annual Christmas Carol Sing-Along, 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24 at the Methodist Church. For more information, contact Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299.
    • The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and closed on Thursday, Dec. 25. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 26.