Today's News

  • LV utilities director gets the boot

    The Las Vegas City Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve the termination of city utilities director Ken Garcia.
    The Council also voted unanimously to appoint Maria Gilvarry, the assistant water manager, as interim utility department director.

    The actions were taken during a special City Council meeting on Monday morning that lasted about five minutes.

  • Campos: Embrace your journey

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Embrace your journey and make the world around you a better place, State Sen. Pete Campos told graduates at the Highlands University main campus commencement May 14.

    A record number of 965 students graduated from Highlands and its centers, with 475 earning their diplomas in Las Vegas. Of these graduates, 56 percent earned bachelor’s degrees and 44 percent completed master’s degrees.

  • Vehicle crash claims life of local child

    Las Vegas Optic

    A 3-year-old girl died  Friday when the truck she was a passenger in crashed on Intestate 25 about eight miles north of Santa Fe, according to state police.

    The crash occurred at about 5 p.m. on Friday at mile marker 288.

  • Editorial Cartoon: May 18, 2016
  • Hillary quote not in context

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Bennington Banner of Vermont and was originally published in that newspaper on May 12.

    Hillary Clinton took a beating in West Virginia, losing the state to Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primary held there May 10.

  • A work of Art: Have you tried a marathon?

    Getting the results of the latest Boston Marathon convinced me that my son Ben, 37, now living in Albuquerque, who used to run track at Wagon Mound High School, had done all right in the popular race, finishing with a 3:32:47 time for the 26.2-mile event. He came out in the 8,528th place.

    I’d been quite naive and uninformed about the marathon, believing that just about anybody with running shoes,  interest and desire could show up at Bean Town, get in line and race away.

  • Looking Back May 18, 2016

    Tuesday, May 17, 1966 — Deputy Joe L. Romero is investigating a reported break-in reported yesterday by Ray Leger, superintendent of the West Las Vegas school system. The break-in was at Bernal school, where canned milk, food, and miscellaneous items amounting to an estimated $20 were taken.

  • Weather May 18, 2016


    Numerous rain showers in the morning...then numerous showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

    5:53 a.m. to 8:02 p.m.



    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Warmer. Highs in the 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night —
    Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower to mid 40s.

  • Que Pasa May 18, 2016

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Panthers reach 3A title game

    ALBUQUERQUE — A shaky start doomed the Pecos Panthers’ upset bid in the Class 3A state baseball championship game with top-ranked Texico Friday at Isotopes Park.

    Texico added to its trophy case after securing a 6-2 victory.

    Four early errors on defense hurt Pecos.

    The Wolverines scored three runs on three hits, one walk and a hit-by-pitch reach in the top of the first inning.

    Texico extended its lead to 5-0 with two more hits, two errors and a hit-by-pitch reach in the second inning.