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Today's News

  • Counties warned on immigrants

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico county jails may face litigation from inmates kept in custody for no other grounds than receiving a hold request from federal immigration authorities.

    Counties recently received letters about potential lawsuits centering on immigration holds which lawyers deem false imprisonment, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Sept. 8, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Ariz. man dies in crash
    WAGON MOUND — New Mexico State Police say an Arizona man died when the vehicle he was riding in overturned on an interstate.

    Authorities say a Ford pickup truck heading northbound on Interstate 25 about 8 miles north of Wagon Mound rolled over Thursday.

    They say the pickup somehow entered the median and overturned six times.

    Police say 68-year-old Oscar Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Gov: State competitive for Tesla plant

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico offered a competitive economic development package to Tesla Motors, but the company gave a priority to locating a planned $5 billion battery factory in a state close to Tesla’s electric-car manufacturing factory in California, Gov. Susana Martinez said Thursday.

    Martinez made her comments Thursday not long before a formal announcement in Nevada that Tesla had selected that state for a factory that could eventually employ up to 6,500 workers.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 8, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1964 — Open house at KFUN Sunday gave Las Vegans an opportunity to meet the new owners and personnel of the local radio station. Those who greeted guests at the station were Robert Adamson of Gallup, chief engineer of Tucker broadcasting stations; Merle Tucker and Mrs. Tucker, owners of Thunderbird Broadcasting Co, which recently purchased KFUN; Stewart Chamberlain, station manager; and Lowell Christianson of Gallup, general manager of Thunderbird Broadcasting.

  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 8, 2014

    Woodmen, city to host ceremony
    Woodmen of the World Chapter 2 and the City of Las Vegas will host the Honor and Remembrance Ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Carnegie Public Library. The public is invited.

  • Weather - Sept. 8, 2014

    Monday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. West wind 15-20 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

    Wednesday

  • Correction - Sept. 8, 2014

    The David Austin listed in the Aug. 29 jail log is not David Austin Senior. The David Austin who was incarcerated is 18. The Optic printed an incorrect age for him in the jail log.

  • HU professor is keynote speaker at conference

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A New Mexico Highlands University biology professor will be the keynote speaker at a major biology conference in Mexico.

    Professor Jesús Rivas is a Venezuelan-born herpetologist – a biologist that studies reptilian and amphibian species. He is the world’s foremost expert on green anacondas, a nonvenomous tropical constrictor snake that can exceed 200 pounds.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 8, 2014

    WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Magritte’s Marvelous Hat” by D.B. Johnson. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY
    JUEVES
    • Woodmen of the World Chapter 2 and the city of Las Vegas will be hosting the September 11 Honor & Remembrance ceremony at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Carnegie Public Library. The public is invited to attend.

  • Noticias - Sept. 8, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help with the medical treatment expenses for Joel Baca. He has been receiving medical treatment in Denver at the University of Colorado Hospital and is battling several medical problems. The donation account is under Joel Baca at Wells Fargo bank.