Today's News

  • 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.

  • Que Pasa - March 16, 2012

    • La Plaza Little League registration will be held at 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. For questions call, Player Agent Olivia Gonzales at 617-0529 or Player Agent Gilbert Garcia 429-3530.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - March 16, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! TERRIBLE COMMUNICATION. Vince Howell was sworn in Friday as Las Vegas’ new council member, but it took more than a few people by surprise — including, it turns out, the council member he replaced. Councilor Diane Moore said she wasn’t notified of the ceremony until about 45 minutes before it took place. She wasn’t able to attend.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 16, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Three who made statehood happen

    At the critical moment in time when statehood was finally within reach, three men in particular made it happen. While one is always associated with the event, the other two have long been forgotten and are seldom mentioned by contemporary writers and historians.

  • Community Water Report - Protecting our water future - Part 2

    Again, water supply is certainly the primary obstacle to Las Vegas’ economic health and growth.

    The Las Vegas Community Water Board has been closely tracking the city’s water operations. In light of the political rhetoric over the past several weeks, we thought it worthwhile to report the facts about the city’s water behavior, as we see them.

  • Cardboard derby fun returns to Sipapu

    Submitted to the Optic

    VADITO, N.M. — Masters of Duct Tape, rejoice: the Ninth Annual Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort Cardboard Derby returns to Sipapu this coming Saturday.

    Sipapu’s Cardboard Derby is the resort’s most popular event and New Mexico’s only cardboard derby. Participants construct vessels using cardboard, duct tape, string, twine and paint only and race them down the mountain as they aim for a bull’s eye in the base area. Points are awarded based on how close the derbies hit the target.

  • Go Fish - March 6, 2012

    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    CIMARRON RIVER: More open water but fishing still very slow.
    CONCHAS LAKE: Fishing for walleye is good at about 50-60 feet with minnows. White bass are also being caught; however fishing pressure is still very light.