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Today's News

  • Jail Log - June 10, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 31 and June 7:
    Vincent Sandoval, 25, failure to comply with conditions of probation, bench warrant, SM District
    Marino Pino, 41, probation violation: hold for investigation
    Benito Griego, 59, back from 60-day evaluation
    Dorian Esquibel, 40, probation violation: admitted to using drugs
    Christopher Manzanares, 35, 10-day commitment
    Jeremy Lucero, 31, probation violation: failure to report

  • Noticias - June 10, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Community First, Legion; Southwest Capital, Douglas; State Employees Credit Union, Mills. Optical: Eye Associates, Infinite Vision, Insight Optical, Walmart, Other: Alta Vista Hospital Gift Shop, Legion. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Weather - June 10, 2016

    Friday

    HIGH 92° / LOW 54°
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:45 a.m. to 8:16 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 85° / LOW 54°
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the morning.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:45 a.m. to 8:17 p.m.

  • Looking Back - June 10, 2016

    In 1966

    Friday, June 3, 1966 — Dancing is being taught in the West Las Vegas Schools, and because of the success of the first class, expansion plans are being made. Every Saturday, Mrs. Julia Sanchez meets her class of young West Las Vegas children and the afternoon flies by as the children learn tap, folk, ballet and recreational dancing. Currently enrolled in the class are over 50  youngsters, but plans are under way to expand the program, bringing in older children.

  • Que Pasa - June 10, 2016

    6.11.2016
    SATURDAY

    11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Flippers and Feathers Fun at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge will take place at the refuge in Maxwell. There will be plenty of activities including a hayride through the refuge, canoe races, fishing tournament, and archery practice. For information, call Friends of Las Vegas National Refuge at 426-5958.

    1 to 3:30 p.m.
    An artist reception will take place at El Fidel Restaurant for Bambi Doe Blake’s Assemblage and Altered Art Show.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - June 10, 2016

    THUMBS UP! STILL NATIONAL CHAMPS!
    For the second year in a row, the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos have won the national championship in “sevens” rugby. The Vatos pulled off the victory in Philadelphia this past weekend, completing a sweep of the National Small College Rugby Organization’s national sevens bracket. What this team has been able to accomplish in the last few years has been amazing. We applaud the Vatos for their hard work and determination and for the positive publicity they have brought to Highlands University and Las Vegas.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 10, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Ali! — and Jack Johnson and Donald Trump

    As I think back on Mu-hammad Ali and his impact on American culture in the aftermath of his demise, I’m stuck by a couple of comparisons. Specifically, Jack Johnson and Donald Trump come to mind, and I’ll get to that in a few paragraphs.

    Ali transcended his professional boxing career by thrusting himself head-first into the struggles of his time. If you remember him in his prime, you know he was not only a great boxer, he was also a polarizing figure:

  • North-South fest begins

    All-star weekend is here — actually in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho — and a number of locals will be participating in at least one North-South competition.

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association is staging most of the annual North-South games between Thursday and Saturday. According to the organization, some 349 all-star athletes — all selected from the just-graduated Class of ‘16 — will converge on the Albuquerque-Rio area. So will 20 head coaches, 50 assistants and 52 officials.

  • Cleveland looking to get even

    The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND — Crawling on the floor after a loose ball, LeBron James gathered himself and quickly got to his feet.

    He stood tall, and so did the Cavaliers.

    James had 32 points and 11 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 30 points and Cleveland, pushed for 48 minutes by a delirious, championship-starved crowd, hammered the Golden State Warriors 120-90 in Game 3 on Wednesday night to pull within 2-1 in the NBA Finals.