Today's News

  • Promoting Literacy

    By Lupita P. Gonzales
    For the Optic

    Chuck Franco, New Mexico’s “First Gentleman,” made the rounds at this year’s Literacy Fair, meeting the folks and noting the variety of organizations supportive of literacy development in Las Vegas.

    “I am impressed at what I see here today…so many programs in a city this size…,” Franco told the group. “Everyone seems to be enthusiastic about literacy.”

  • Las Vegas entities hope for funding

    SANTA FE — Local entities entertained state lawmakers and others with music and dancing Thursday night during Las Vegas Night at the Legislature held at the Eldorado Hotel.

    Las Vegas City Schools had its Mariachi Cardenal perform at the annual event and even sent its Cardinal mascot.
    Entities like the city, the San Miguel County DWI program, New Mexico

    Highlands, Luna Community College, West Las Vegas School District and the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce set up booths to highlight their accomplishments and future endeavors.

  • Audit finds more problems at PRC

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    State Auditor Hector Balderas and Public Regulation Commission Chairman Pat Lyons traded calls for each other’s resignation Thursday after Balderas released an audit that backs up recent allegations of widespread misconduct at the troubled commission, including email exchanges that appear to be about illegal drug use.

  • Block ordered to prison for evaluation

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Former state utility regulator Jerome Block Jr. was sent to a state prison diagnostic center Friday, and a judge sternly warned him that he potentially faces many years behind bars if he doesn’t deal with a drug addiction.

  • Looking Back - News - Jan. 30, 2012

    In 1935

    Wednesday, Jan. 30 — Happy birthday, President Roosevelt. That, and more too, is what Las Vegans will say tonight when they join 5,600 other communities in honoring the President on his 53rd birthday by a Warm Springs sponsored birthday ball. But, besides wishing the President a happy birthday, they will be wishing crippled children a better life... For, after the small expenses of the ball, which will be held at the Elks club, are paid the remaining money will be devoted to the welfare of crippled children.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 30, 2012

    Candidate forums on water are this week

    The Las Vegas Community Water Board is sponsoring candidate forums focusing solely on water this week. The mayoral forum is Wednesday and the council forum is Thursday. Both are scheduled to run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Middle School lecture hall.

  • Weather - Jan. 30, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 26. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. West wind around 10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 23.

    Sunny, with a high near 51. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:02 a.m. to 5:26 p.m.

  • 60th Wedding Anniversary
  • Que Pasa - Jan. 30, 2012

    • Las Vegas Little League Registration, 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Bring three copies of proof of residency and original state-issued birth certificate. Anyone interested in coaching must submit a letter of interest by Jan. 31. For more information, call Kathy Duran at 617-0759.


  • Consolidation vs. division

    Gary Gold, chair of the West Las Vegas school board, is pushing the issue of consolidation in a responsible way. He’s taking it to his own school board.