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Today's News

  • Man accused of attacking another

    A man was so intoxicated, a Las Vegas police officer took him home, authorities said. Later, the man was arrested on charges of attacking another.

    Around 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16, state police were called to Sheridan Road to respond to the reported attack.

    The victim, Julian Weathers, told officers that when Jessie P. Atencio, 35, of Las Vegas arrived home, he asked Weathers and Weathers’ godson to get his motorcycle down the road, according to a criminal complaint filed in Magistrate Court.

  • Redbirds just shy in Portales thriller

    One tipped pass was all that separated the Robertson Cardinals from arguably the upset of the 2009 football season — on its opening weekend, no less.

    A pass deflection that broke up a 2-point conversion attempt with 1:23 left in the game Friday night preserved a 42-41 victory for the host Rams in Portales.

  • Panel wants council powers curtailed

    Members of a city panel say they want to curtail the powers of the mayor and City Council in the city’s new constitution, so the governing body doesn’t get out of control.

    Last week, an attorney recommended the Charter Commission think twice before being too restrictive with the council, saying such plans could backfire.

    The commission has drafted a 30-page city charter and hopes to get it before the voters in the March municipal election. The council would need to approve it first.

  • EDITORIAL: Conversation continues

    As stated in this space last Monday, the Optic is in the business of conversations. And in that regard, we’re proud to have played a role in facilitating an open discussion last Tuesday regarding the possible consolidation of Las Vegas’ two school districts. Opinions were fairly evenly mixed between those who favor, those who oppose and those who simply had questions — and the varying viewpoints produced a healthy and vibrant discussion.

  • LETTER: Mil Gracias

    The second annual chile contest at this year’s Mora-San Miguel County Fair was a successful event. Over 200 people came out to participate in the judging in the different types of homemade chile. The contestants cooked both red and green chile. This year’s first place award went to Amy Chavez, second place Lydia Benavidez, and third place winner Juan Ortiz. The people’s choice award went to Manuel Benavidez.

  • AS IT IS: No West parties these days

    In the spring of 2006, a woman told me at a local restaurant about a West Las Vegas schools-sponsored party that cost thousands of dollars. It was invitation only. No kids allowed.

    The kicker: It was paid for with taxpayer funds, she said.

    That sounded interesting, but unbelievable. I had a lot of stories on my plate at the time, so I didn’t put any time into pursuing this lead.

    But one by one, five more people called me up to tell me about the party.

  • City backs down on issue

    For six months, the city of Las Vegas denied the Optic’s requests for e-mails between City Council members and the mayor.

    The city reversed course last week. It released more than 100 pages of such e-mails.

    That was after the state attorney general’s office, in response to an Optic complaint, recommended that the city hand over the documents to the Optic.

  • KO of a show

    An estimated 3,000 boxing fans got to see three of their local favorites prevail in the ring on Friday night. Arturo Crespin, check. Frankie Archuleta, check. Holly Holm, check.

    Albuquerque’s Holly Holm, a local favorite? Yes, indeed, if the cheers and chants at the Wilson Complex were any indication.

  • Residents near dorms complain

    Marcia Henning’s house is next to the new Highlands University dorms that opened last month. And she, like her neighbors, are unhappy with the increased traffic and noise.

    Her house is at Washington and Ninth streets, just across from the dorms, which have the capacity to house 276 students.

    “Walking on this block of Washington is now extremely hazardous to pedestrians. I’ve almost been hit twice,” she said.

  • BOXING UPDATE CENTRAL

    Check back here for updates from ringside at "Perseverance," pro boxing card on Friday, Aug. 28, at Wilson Complex in LV, NM... Fight one: Nohime Dennison defeats Amanda Crespin, majority decision, 40-36, 38-38, 39-37... Fight two: Lucas Galle d. Jeramiah Torres split dec... Fight three: Arturo Crespin d. Freddie Cisneros, unanimous decision... Fight four: Frankie Archuleta d. Lorenzo Estrada, unanimous decision, 77-75, 78-74, 78-74. ... Main event: Holly Holm d. Terri Blair, unanimous dec., 100-90, 100-90, 99-91.