Today's News

  • Giving back - UWC students volunteer time

    Las Vegas Optic

    Roughly 200 United World College students got busy recently. The students volunteered their time to work on 10 community projects and nine on-campus projects as part of the National Day of Service.

    The students were joined by five Americacorps volunteers. The community projects included cleaning up the Beaver Creek campsite, trail repair at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, helping with renovations at the local senior center, and repainting of parking lines at Rio Gallinas school.

  • Man accused of soliciting 11-year old

    A 48-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested Saturday after a woman called police to report that a neighbor was sending sexually explicit texts to her 11-year-old daughter.

    Daniel Mendez, whose address in court documents is listed as the 2500 block of Dalia Street, has been charged with one count of soliciting a child under 13 by electronic communication device, a third-degree felony, and with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

  • Senator pushing online disclosures

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexicans would have online access to the financial-disclosure statements of judges under legislation proposed by an Albuquerque lawmaker.

  • Stabbings under investigation

    Las Vegas Police are investigating two separate stabbings that occurred last week.

    Chief Christian Montaño said the first stabbing occurred on the 300 block of Mora Street on Friday. One individual was flown out for medical treatment, but Montaño said his injuries didn’t appear to be life- threatening. The two individuals involved in that incident appear to have diminished mental capacity, and the case remains under investigation, the chief said.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 29, 2014

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  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 29, 2014

    Free tax preparation
    Free 2013 tax return preparation is offered for low- and middle-income persons and seniors by the AARP, Feb. 3 through April 14. at the new Student Union Building at Highlands University. Please bring all necessary documents. Walk-ins welcome.

  • Weather - Jan. 29, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 5-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 35. West wind around 15 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Breezy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:03 a.m. to 5:26 p.m.

  • Mora homecoming
  • Que Pasa - Jan. 29, 2014

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Bear in the Air” by Susan Meyers. Free and open to the public.


  • Noticias - Jan. 29, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.