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Today's News

  • Gov emails subject of federal probe

    The Associated Press
    The U.S. Attorney’s Office has confirmed that prosecutors and the FBI are investigating a complaint by Gov. Susana Martinez that her campaign emails were stolen.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales late last month confirmed in a letter to Martinez that an investigation has begun.
    “I can report that the FBI and this Office have initiated an investigation into this matter,” Gonzales wrote to Martinez who had inquired about the status of her complaint.

  • Violent crimes rose 18 percent in 2011

    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Violent crimes unexpectedly jumped 18 percent last year, the first rise in nearly 20 years, and property crimes rose for first time in a decade. But academic experts said the new government data fall short of signaling a reversal of the long decline in crime.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 22, 2012

    In 1962
    Monday, Oct. 22 — Camp Luna is one of the overnight stops on the route of 3,400 Red Devils leaving Fort Carson today and tomorrow for five weeks of training at Fort Irwin, Calif., home of the 5th Division’s 2nd Battalion, 77th Armor. ... Las Vegas will be the first overnight stop for the troops. An advance group was at camp Luna last night as well as Thursday night, preparing the bivouac sites to be used en route.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 22, 2012

    Glow in the Dark show is Wednesday
    A Glow in the Dark show featuring the West Las Vegas marching band, flags and dance team, will be held at 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday at the Frank Herrera Complex. Advanced tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for students and $1 for children five and under. Tickets prices increase $1 at the gate. Advanced tickets may be purchased from a band student or at the band room.
     

  • Weather - Oct. 22, 2012

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 43. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.  Mostly clear at night, with a low around 44.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 38.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 22, 2012

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Glow in the Dark show featuring the West Las Vegas marching band, flags and dance team, 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Frank Herrera Complex. Advanced tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for students and $1 for children five and under. Tickets prices increase $1 at the gate. Advanced tickets may be purchased from a band student or at the band room.

  • Noticias - Oct. 22, 2012

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

  • Topic of Talk - Journalist Fried to speak about local Harvey Houses

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University presents journalist and author Stephen Fried in a free public talk Oct. 23 about the local Harvey Houses at the Montezuma Castle and the Castañeda Hotel.
    The talk will be at 7 p.m. in the Burris Hall Room 129, 903 National Ave.

    Fried is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of five books, including the 2010 nonfiction Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West One Meal at a Time.

  • Celebrity chef Mark Anthony to cook up free meal next week

    Submitted to the Optic
    A few years ago Mark Anthony was an Executive Chef for the largest hospital operating system in the country.
    He was also at his largest weight of 305 pounds. As he looked around at the patients in the hospitals, he discovered one common element to most of their conditions; they were almost all there for cholesterol-related problems. He thought to himself, “I’d better do something or I’m going to end up being one of the people in this hospital.”

  • Dumbed down ballots

    The removal of an option in New Mexico to cast a straight party ticket vote with one mark on your ballot has been called into question by a lawsuit brought by the state’s Democratic Party. As of last week, the lawsuit was put on hold by the state Supreme Court while a federal court considers the issue.