Today's News

  • Obama signs veterans suicide prevention bill

    By Jim Kuhnhenn
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON Acknowledging the struggles of the nation’s veterans, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation intended to reduce a military suicide epidemic that is claiming lives by the day.

    “If you are hurting, know this. You are not forgotten,” Obama said, addressing soldiers and veterans as he prepared to affix his signature to the law.

  • Puerto Rico, North Carolina, Texas tickets win Powerball

    By Danica Coto
    The Associated Press

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico  — Somebody who stopped by a Shell station in southern Puerto Rico was potentially $100 million richer on Thursday, winning a share of a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot — the first winner outside the continental United States.

  • Not so white
  • Jail Log - Feb. 13, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 2 and Feb. 6:

    Jesus Moreno, 34, failure to pay child support, bench warrant, SM District
    Gilbert Solis, 41, probation violation: positive UA (Meth) (three-day sanction)
    Francisco Medina, 20, abandonment or abuse of a child (two counts), conspiracy
    Jeffrey Fernandez, 20, aggravated DWI
    Robert Salinas, 30, hold for investigation
    Stephanie Jaramillo, 31, probation violation: positive UA (Heroin/Cocaine), tampering with UA

  • Looking Back - Feb. 13, 2015

    In 1965

    Tuesday, Feb. 9 — Action on approval of the bypass was again deferred by the West Las Vegas Council at a regular meeting last night. Chief High way Engineer T.B. White presented to the council a suggested interchange to be located in the vicinity of New Mexico Avenue and Grand Avenue. However, Attorney Donald A. Martinez and Councilman Nash Lucero suggested that the interchange be moved slightly north of the proposed location to New Mexico and South Pacific Street.

  • Looking ahead - News - Feb. 13, 2015

    Pancake supper is Tuesday

    St. Paul’s Peace Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the church located on the corner of Eighth Street and National Avenue. Tickets are $8 per adult, $4 for children 12 and younger and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes and ham.

  • Weather - Feb. 13, 2015

    Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33. South wind around 10 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 68. West wind around 10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. A slight chance of rain and snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:50 a.m. to 5:41 p.m.

  • FYI - News - Feb. 13, 2015

    The Safe Ride program provided by the San Miguel County DWI Program will not run this weekend Feb. 13 or 14. Please designate a driver; do not drink and drive.

  • Pecos National Historical Park seeking input on fees

    Submitted to the Optic

    Pecos National Historical Park and other National Park Service units that collect entrance fees are beginning to gauge support for possible changes in park fee rates.

    Pecos National Historical Park has not increased its daily entrance fee since 1998, when it was set at $3 per person age 15 or over. The Pecos National Historical Park annual pass, which allows free annual access for up to four people, has remained at $10 since 1998.

  • Noticias - Feb. 13, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call CASA at 454-0223 or visit the office to work with children who have been removed from their homes. Because of abuse and neglect. Children are in state custody and living in foster care.