Today's News

  • Looking Back - June 29, 2012

    In 1912

    Thursday, June 27 — The remission of fines will stop. The council instructs the judge to have no mercy on first offenders. There will be no more remitted fines in municipal police court. The police and fire committee was instructed to inform Judge D. R. Murray not to remit the find of any offender brought before him, except in the case of minors.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 29, 2012

    Calling all veterans

    The city of Las Vegas has chosen veterans as the 2012 4th of July Parade grand marshals. The parade starts at 10 a.m. this Wednesday at Second Street and Mills Avenue and ends at Plaza Park. A special veterans program will follow at the park. For more information, call 505-718-9856 or email nnmveterans@gmail.com

  • Weather - June 29, 2012

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. North wind 5 mph, becoming east. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 56. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.


  • Jail Log - June 29, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center June 19-25:
    Laura Archuleta, 23,  bench warrant: positive UA-drug court hold
    Dorothy Montaño, 52, driving under the influence, driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license
    Gabriel Delgado, 34, bench warrant
    Larry Gonzales, 34, bench warrant: failure to appear
    Devin Aragon, 23, battery on a household member, interference with communication, false imprisonment
    Kimberly Cunningham, 25, bench warrant

  • High court upholds Obama health law

    By Mark Sherman
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance.

    The 5-4 decision meant the huge overhaul, still taking effect, could proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care.

  • Where Angels Sing
  • Que Pasa - June 29, 2012


    • Colcha workshop for adults, by Beatrice Maestas, 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, at the city museum. The workshop is limited to 10 adults and pre-registration is required for this free workshop. For more information, call Kristin Hsueh at 426-3204 or by email at khsueh@desertgate.com.


  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - June 29, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! WASTED WATER. Leaks happen, and when Las Vegas city officials find them they’re usually pretty good at notifying the appropriate people to get them fixed (we know, the Optic had a leaking swamp air unit the other day). We’re glad they take such waste seriously, especially when it comes to the larger leaks — like the old Medite line, which was found to be leaking 80 gallons a minute. Let’s hope it’s fixed soon.

  • Editorial Cartoons - June 29, 2012
  • Dulcey Amargo - Let the games begin

    We’ve got so many phrases that refer to games and our human penchant for competition, but the Greeks, in the sixth century, started something that has become much bigger than they ever imagined.

    I’m referring to our modern-day phenomenon, online games.  Curious, I did an online search of the term, which revealed that more than 500,000 apps are available for online gamers. These games are a far cry from the boxing, running, wrestling, equestrian, etc., games that the Greeks offered in their heyday.