Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 12, 2012

    Annual child screening fair is Thursday

    The North East Regional Educational Co-op annual Child Find Developmental Screening Fair runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. this Thursday at the Highlands Teacher Education Building. Developmental screenings are free. For more information, contact the NEREC office at 426-2261.

  • Weather - March 12, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 60. West wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 34. West wind 5-15 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 66. West wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 35.

    Sunny, with a high near 70. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36.

    Sunny, with a high near 70. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

  • Fiesta de la Hispanidad
  • US soldier kills 16 in Afghanistan

    By Heide Vogt
    and Mirwais Khan
    The Associated Press

    BALANDI, Afghanistan — An American soldier opened fire on villagers near his base in southern Afghanistan Sunday and killed 16 civilians, according to President Hamid Karzai who called it an “assassination” and furiously demanded an explanation from Washington. Nine children and three women were among the dead.

  • Sharp Shooter
  • Noticias - March 12, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Que Pasa - March 12, 2012

    • Mora Democracy School Committee meeting and educational forum, 6 p.m. on Monday, March 12 at Tapetes de Lana in Mora. Potluck prior to the meeting. For more information, call  Mora Democracy School Committee at 575-666- 2529.

    • Las Vegas Little League Registration dates: Tuesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 15 all at the Abe Montoya Rec Center. Bring three copies of proof of residency, Original State issued Birth Certificate For questions or information contact Kathy Duran, Player Agent 617-0759.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - March 12, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Montoya stuggles to pay off fine

    ALBUQUERQUE — Former New Mexico state Treasurer Michael Montoya admitted to stealing millions of dollars while he was in office, but now he’s struggling to pay off a $25,000 fine imposed on him by a federal judge.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that there was almost nothing left of the money Montoya took by the time the FBI caught up with him in 2006.

    Pedestrians hurt when hit by car

  • Memories of Georgia O’Keeffe

    By Tom Sharpe
    Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE —The Palace Press is putting the final touches on a special edition of Margaret Wood’s new memoir about working for the first lady of New Mexico art, Georgia O’Keeffe.

    “Remembering Miss O’Keeffe” will be published as an unlimited trade edition in June by the Museum of New Mexico Press and sold for $20.

  • Here’s to the also-rans

    If there were an award for Las Vegas Citizen of the Year, we’d nominate Bruce McAllister. Here’s a man who serves on the Las Vegas Community Water Board, the Somos Familia board and the Public Works Advisory Committee, and he regularly attends City Council and Utilities Advisory Committee meetings — all in a volunteer capacity. He loves his adopted hometown, and shows it with an unwavering dedication to its betterment.