Today's News

  • Weather - July 11, 2012

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the morning. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest after midnight.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 5-10 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

  • FYI - News - July 11, 2012

    New Mexico State Police will be conducting DWI checkpoints in San Miguel County during the months of July and August. In addition to checkpoints, state police will be conducting DWI saturation patrols, random driver’s license and registration checkpoints as well as speed enforcement and occupant restraint enforcement projects. To report a drunk driver, dial #DWI (394).

  • Watermelon Mania
  • Noticias - July 11, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The Las Vegas unit of the American Red Cross helps individuals who have suffered a house fire plus engages in other emergency activities. Meetings are one Tuesday evening a month at 6 p.m. Those interested in becoming volunteers may contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224 or conniec@desertgate.com.

  • Que Pasa - July 11, 2012

    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, in the basement of the Methodist Church, 8th and National.


    • Benefit Dance for Alyssa Romero, 2012 Mora Fiesta Rodeo Queen Candidate, 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 14 at the Lounge in Mora, N.M.

  • For now, he’s driving

    Joey Herrera is in a powerful position right now. The newest Las Vegas City Council member is sitting in the driver’s seat as a rift between Mayor Alfonso Ortiz and Councilor Tonita Gurule-Giron only gets wider.

    The second newest council member, Vince Howell, has been siding with Ortiz, while councilor David Romero mostly follows Gurule-Giron’s lead. So when Herrera votes with Howell, the council is split 2-2, which of course tips the advantage to Ortiz.

    It happened four times at the last City Council meeting.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 11, 2012
  • Work of Art - No more strraaiigghht ticket

    “And I want all of you to vote the strraaiigghht ticket when you go to the polls in November.” How many times have we heard this, and from how many politicians?

    Too many times and from too many politicians.

  • North-South athletes eye showdowns

    They arrived in town Monday wearing many different colors, some representing the cities and schools they’d grown up playing for.

    A few wore memorabilia from the colleges or universities they plan to attend this fall.

    But by the time they gathered for team pictures Monday afternoon, these star athletes from across New Mexico were sporting either North red or South blue.

  • Fiesta Run 2012