Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 23, 2017


    8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Noontime Kiwanis Club’s annual yard sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seventh Street and Lee Drive. All proceeds benefit Las Vegas youth.

    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The Las Vegas Arts Council has 60 vendor spaces available for the 39th Annual People’s Faire scheduled for Aug. 26. Applications are available online at LasVegasArtsCouncil.org or at 140 Bridge St. For more information, call 454-1307.

    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Women really are wired differently

    John Stossel is the author of “No They Can’t! Why Government Fails ­— But Individuals Succeed.”

    Why aren’t there more women criminals?! Men in jail outnumber women by a ratio of 14-to-1. We male stutterers outnumber women, too.

    This isn’t fair! We need more affirmative action! These disparities must be caused by sex discrimination because everyone knows there are no real differences between genders.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 23, 2017
  • Work of Art: Common school breaks help

    Only a few months ago, Bonnie and I flew to Iceland to join our son, Stan, his wife and two daughters, for a dip into their many hot lakes and to see first-hand what the country has done to maximize solar power.

    It was surprising that for a land so far north; we sweated in some of the many steaming swimming areas. We’d read about the geothermal and hydraulic energy, geysers and volcanoes.

  • Fall 2017 Las Vegas sports schedule

    TUESDAY, AUG. 22
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Socorro, 3 and 5 p.m., Socorro
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Bosque, 4 p.m., Albuquerque

    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    FRIDAY, AUG. 25
    • Robertson at Estancia, 7 p.m., Estancia
    • West Las Vegas vs. Moriarty, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex


  • KFC robbed at gunpoint

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic editor

    The Las Vegas KFC restaurant on North Grand Avenue was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night, with the store's workers being forced into cold storage.

    Las Vegas Police Commander Eric Padilla said two male masked suspects, with at least one displaying a handgun, entered KFC on Sunday evening. At least two employees were ordered into a walk-in refrigerator while the store was robbed of about $100.

  • E. Romero building’s original bell returned

    The original bell of the E. Romero Hose and Fire Building is slowly making its way back home.

    The bell, which was removed due to structure issues in the 1980s, was kept safe and secure by former E. Romero Fire Department chief Gilbert Armijo for several decades.

    Earlier this month, the bell was returned to the City of Las Vegas Fire Department, where it will be stored until completion of renovation of the original E. Romero House and Fire Department building on Bridge Street.

  • LVCS sites should be ready for upcoming school year

    Students at Las Vegas City Schools are wrapping up their summer vacation as the first day of school looms, a week from Monday.

    Many elementary students will start at a new school site, and middle school students will soon be housed at Robertson High School as part of the district’s resizing plan. The district closed Legion Park Elementary and Paul D. Henry Elementary over the summer.

  • Police were briefed about issues before rally

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    The 12th annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally was an opportunity for many visitors and Las Vegas residents to unwind, view and/or ride beautiful motorcycles and eat and drink and relax.

    For the Las Vegas Police Department and other law enforcement agencies, that last weekend of July meant working on warrant sweeps, surveillance and anti-narcotics work.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Aug. 20, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Gov. travels south of border
    SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is traveling to the Mexican state of Sonora for discussions with officials there about economic development and public safety.

    The governor’s office announced Thursday that Martinez is traveling to Hermosillo to attend a meeting of a commission that facilitates collaboration between New Mexico and Sonora on economic and law enforcement matters.