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Today's News

  • Jail Log - March 16, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between March 6 and March 10:
    Levi Varela, 25, failure to appear
    Matthew Gutierrez, 26, failure to appear, possession of a controlled substance
    Jason Smith, 19, positive UA
    Armando Garcia, 51, public nuisance
    Dwight Padilla, 22, driving under the influence
    Oscar Sena, 23, aggravated battery on a household member, Adult Probation Office warrant, escape from custody of a peace officer

  • Looking Back - March 16, 2012

    In 1912

    Tuesday, March 12 — For the purpose of inspecting the state rifle range and camping grounds, three miles northwest of Las Vegas, with the view of selecting a site for general mobilization and joint maneuver grounds, Brigadier General Ramsey D. Potts, commander of the central division of the United States Army . . . was in Las Vegas yesterday.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 16, 2012

    University Celebrity competition is Saturday

    The University Celebrity High School Competition will start at 7 p.m. this Saturday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for general admission and students pay $5. Call 454-3238 for ticket information.

  • Weather - March 16, 2012

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. West wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15- 20 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 38. Southwest wind 15-20 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Windy, with a southwest wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Partly cloudy and windy at night, with a low around 39.

    Sunday

  • FYI - News - March 16, 2012

    Alcohol-related deaths from traffic crashes in New Mexico rose slightly, according to The Associated Press. Preliminary Traffic Safety Bureau records indicate 146 people were killed in highway crashes involving alcohol in 2011. That’s up from 145 in 2010, but down from 152 in 2009. Police are stepping up enforcement against drunken driving through the weekend.

  • H.U. ‘Boots for Bucks’ drive this weekend

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University boosters with purple cowboy boots in hand will be out in force this Saturday and Sunday for Boots for Bucks, a drive to help raise scholarship money that is part of the April 21 President’s Gala: Dollars for Scholars.

    The President’s Gala is a scholarship fundraiser that will also celebrate Highlands University President Jim Fries’ five-year anniversary.

  • Changing of Colors
  • Ex-reporter sought in extortion case

    The Associated Press

    SUNLAND PARK — A former freelance journalist for a Spanish-language El Paso newspaper is wanted in a topless dancer extortion case surrounding a troubled New Mexico border city’s mayoral election.

  • Revving Raffle
  • Noticias - March 16, 2012

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

    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.