Today's News

  • Weather - March 16, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. West wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15- 20 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 38. Southwest wind 15-20 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Windy, with a southwest wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Partly cloudy and windy at night, with a low around 39.


  • FYI - News - March 16, 2012

    Alcohol-related deaths from traffic crashes in New Mexico rose slightly, according to The Associated Press. Preliminary Traffic Safety Bureau records indicate 146 people were killed in highway crashes involving alcohol in 2011. That’s up from 145 in 2010, but down from 152 in 2009. Police are stepping up enforcement against drunken driving through the weekend.

  • H.U. ‘Boots for Bucks’ drive this weekend

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University boosters with purple cowboy boots in hand will be out in force this Saturday and Sunday for Boots for Bucks, a drive to help raise scholarship money that is part of the April 21 President’s Gala: Dollars for Scholars.

    The President’s Gala is a scholarship fundraiser that will also celebrate Highlands University President Jim Fries’ five-year anniversary.

  • Changing of Colors
  • 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