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Today's News

  • Recall effort under way for mayor

    A notice of intent to recall Mayor Alfonso Ortiz was filed with the city clerk’s office late Wednesday, setting in motion a process that could lead to an election at which voters would decide whether to oust Ortiz before the expiration of his term.

    The effort to remove Ortiz from office is led by longtime activist Lorenzo Flores, who has been critical of the mayor’s actions in the past.

    Flores announced that he had filed the notice during the public input portion of Wednesday evening’s City Council meeting.

  • Charges filed over bomb scare

    A 33-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested after he allegedly called the Las Vegas Police Department and threatened to blow it up.

    Jonathan Aragon, of the 1800 block of Lopez Street is facing a single county of perpetrating unlawful bomb scares. The incident occurred Monday night.

  • Looking Back - April 12, 2013

    In 1963

    Thursday, April 11 — In a letter addressed to the Optic, 23 West Las Vegas Schools teachers have protested the sale of liquor to minors in Las Vegas. The letter read, in part, “We, the faculty of West Las Vegas High School, as citizens, parents and teachers, protest the selling of liquor to minors. This situation is becoming more apparent and serious as time goes on. We wish to call this situation to your attention and urge that action on your part be instigated immediately.”
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 12, 2013

    Youth mariachi concert is tonight

    The Las Vegas Youth Mariachi Conference Concert is at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday) at Memorial Middle School. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

  • Weather - April 12, 2013

    Friday
    A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 7 a.m., then a slight chance of rain showers after 1 p.m. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. East wind around 10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 40. West wind around 10 mph. Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - April 12, 2013

    From The Associated Press
     

  • Senate plans to stiffen border security

    By Erica Werner
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators finalizing a landmark immigration bill has agreed to require greatly increased surveillance of the border and apprehensions of people trying to cross it, a person familiar with the proposals said Wednesday.

  • Jail Log - April 12, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 2 and April 7:
    From April 2 to April 7
    Andrea Gallegos, 27, Back from 60-day evaluation,
    Anthony Cordova, 46, Failure to pay fines
    Nick Montoya, 46, Driving on Suspended Revoked License
    Tiffany Baca, 24, Positive UA
    Martin Maestas, 36, Trafficking a controlled substance to wit: heroin, trafficking a controlled substance to wit: methemohetamine, Possession of drug

  • North Korea delivers new round of war rhetoric

    By Jean H. Lee
    The Associated Press
    PYONGYANG, North Korea  — North Korea delivered a fresh round of rhetoric Thursday with claims it had “powerful striking means” on standby, hinting at a missile launch, while Seoul and Washington speculated that it is preparing to test a medium-range missile during upcoming national celebrations.

  • Musica Americana concert set for Sunday at Highlands

    Submitted to the Optic
    The New Mexico Highlands University Concert Choir will present a Music Americana concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.
    The concert choir will perform favorites like a Gershwin Songbook by George and Ira Gershwin, God Bless America by Irving Berlin, America the Beautiful by Joseph Joubert, Joyful, Joyful by Mervyn Warren, a medley of songs including Beautiful Dreamer by Stephen Foster, Swingin’ With the Saints, a traditional spiritual, and more.