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Today's News

  • Man accused of eluding police caught

    A 28-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested recently on a warrant issued in July charging him with aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer and numerous misdemeanors.

    Ruben Estrada, who lives on Flagstone Road, was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Aug. 26. Not guilty pleas were entered on Estrada’s behalf last Monday.

    Magistrate Philip Romero set Estrada’s bond at $13,000 cash. The jails most recent list of inmates indicates he has bonded out.

  • Officer who had sex on car fired

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A New Mexico state police officer has been fired after security cameras caught him having sex with a woman on the hood of a car.

    Officer Bert Lopez’s dismissal from the New Mexico state police was confirmed by The Santa Fe New Mexican on Saturday. The newspaper said Lopez has 30 days to appeal the firing.

    The surveillance photos were taken from a motion-triggered security camera positioned at the front gate of the county-owned La Bajada Ranch south of Santa Fe. The encounter was at the remote Canyon Ranch.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 5, 2011

    In 1911

  • Looking Ahead - Sept. 5, 2011

    City Council meeting is Wednesday

    The City Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at City Hall, 1700 N. Grand Ave.

  • Weather - Sept. 5, 2011

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming south 5-10 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

    Tuesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. West wind 5-10 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

    Wednesday

  • Correction - News Sept. 5, 2011

    Two mistakes were made in the Aug. 29 edition of the Optic. Stella Bakarich is the owner and physical therapist of Buena Vida Physical Therapy and Wellness, and DeAnn Barry is the registered yoga teacher and a certified pilates instructor.
     

  • Clowning around
  • Que Pasa - Sept. 5, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Wagon Mound celebration “Bean Days 101” continued until Sept. 5 in Wagon Mound. Numerous activities planned including dances, a parade, music in the park, food, kids events and the traditional free beans and barbecue lunch. Parade at 9:30 a.m.; followed by street races, free barbeque at noon, music in the park starting at noon, bingo at 2 p.m. and a rodeo at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.BeanDay100.com or call 575-666-2697.

  • Noticias - Sept. 5, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • Labor Day 2011

    On this day to celebrate the hardworking men and women who keep this country going, we  can’t help but wonder what’s in store for this great nation. Is the American economy teetering, as some are suggesting, on collapse? Normally, we’d consider such a view to be hyperbole — spoken by fearmongers with a vested interest in the illusion of catastrophe — but this time there seems to be ample evidence that America is indeed in dire straits.