Today's News

  • Editorial Roundup - May 29, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Times, Gainesville, Ga., on fallen service members (May 24):
    America’s lengthy roster of war dead began with 25,000 lost establishing our nation in the Revolutionary War, the first believed to be Crispus Attucks in the Boston Massacre of 1770. That was followed by 20,000 in the War of 1812 and 13,000 in the Mexican War in the 19th century.
    Another 600,000-plus fell on both sides in the Civil War, the nation’s bloodiest conflict by far, followed by 2,000 in the Spanish-American War to close the century.

  • Looking Back - May 29, 2015

    In 1965

    Thursday, May 27 — Thirteen eighth-graders comprise the final graduating class for Immaculate Conception School. The graduation exercises this morning, at the Immaculate Conception Church will mark the closing of the school, which was founded in 1921. The graduates are Maureen Halm, Colleen Halm, Susan Slade, Sandra Umshied, Lorraine Martinez, Dorothy Garcia, Elizabeth Harris, Shirley Wootton, Rita Estrada, Michael Maestas, Robert Dominguez, Robert Sanchez and James Chandler.

  • Looking ahead - News - May 29, 2015

    Veterans Benefits Fair set for Saturday

    A Veterans Benefits Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. All veterans, Guard/Reserve members, transitioning active-duty personnel, families and caregivers are encouraged to attend this free “one-stop” informational fair.

  • Weather - May 29, 2015

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind 10-15 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Northeast wind 10-15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

  • In Brief - News - May 29, 2015

    Optic Staff and Wire

    Girl missing from Albuquerque

    The family of a missing Albuquerque girl is asking for the public’s help in locating her.
    Skye Sedillo-Gallegos, 16, was last seen by her family on May 19.
    Dolores Gallegos, her grandmother, said Sedillo-Gallegos lives in Albuquerque with her son. She said her granddaughter has been seen in Las Vegas with her boyfriend.
    “She’s never been gone this long,” Gallegos said. “We just want her home safe.”

  • Officer made a final stop

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    RIO RANCHO — A police officer in a suburb of Albuquerque decided to make one more traffic stop before his shift finished Monday night. It ended up costing him his life.

    Rio Rancho Police Chief Michael Geier detailed the last moments of Officer Gregg Benner’s shift during a news conference Tuesday in which police identified a known gang member with an extensive criminal record that included a manslaughter conviction and weapons charges as the man suspected of fatally shooting the officer.

  • Torch Run
  • Noticias - May 29, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Ambercare is looking for exceptional people for volunteers, who are 18 years of age or older, with a capacity for caring to offer their services as a hospice volunteer. Hospice volunteers may read to a patient, take a walk, hold a hand when needed, play games or simply listen and provide companionship. If you would like to volunteer, contact Diane Ortiz at 426-5898.

  • Que Pasa - May 29, 2015

    • Robertson High School graduation will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 29 at Mike Marr Gym.


  • High school seniors graduate

    Last Friday evening Mora was booming with Ranger pride as Mora High School seniors marked the end to their high school education. The graduation took place at a packed Joseph M. Montoya gym on the Mora High School campus.