Today's News

  • In Brief - July 6, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Panel to screen judge hopefuls

    SANTA FE — A bipartisan nominating commission meets next month to consider candidates for a state Supreme Court vacancy.
    There’s a July 23 deadline for lawyers to submit applications. The commission meets Aug. 7 in Santa Fe to screen candidates and make recommendations to Gov. Susana Martinez, who’s getting her first chance to make an appointment to the five-member court.

  • Jail Log - July 6, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 26 and July 3:

    Johnathan Lovato, 44, probation violation

    James Valdez, 40, probation violation

    Sarah Montaño, 21, driving on suspended/revoked driver’s license

    Alfred Ulibarri, 41, Adult Probation Office warrant

    Estevan Gutierrez, 24, hold for court-Department of Corrections

    Eric Vigil, 31, dwelling burglary; bench warrant: failure to appear

    Richard Estrada, 41, bench warrant: failure to appear

  • ‘The Vow’s’ real-life couple’s story goes on

    By Troy Turner
    The Farmington Daily Times

    FARMINGTON — The Vow was a box office success and became a money-maker its first weekend in movie theaters, and the book soared to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times best seller list.

    That was all in February and March.

    So what has Farmington couple Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, the true-life twosome who inspired the movie and who are the authors of the book, done lately?

  • Weather - July 6, 2012

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.


  • Looking Ahead - News - July 6, 2012

    Comedy show is Friday

    Steven Michael Quezada Comedy Show featuring Curt Fletcher and Las Vegas native Jose “Joser” Maestas will be at 8 p.m. today (Friday) at Ilfeld Auditorium. General admission: $20; NMHU students with valid I.D.’s pay $15. For advance tickets for all events, call 454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station, studio 103.

  • Looking Back - July 6, 2012

    In 1912

    Monday, July 8 — A gifted Denver lecturer, Mrs. Ida Kruse McFarlane, of the University of Denver, will be in Las Vegas for a week to give a series of lectures at New Mexico Normal University. She has spoken on “London,” and will speak on “Paris,” as well as Shakespeare’s “Othello” and “Antony and Cleopatra.”

  • Noticias - July 6, 2012

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

    • St. Paul’s Peace Church at Eighth and National is open from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays for prayer and meditation. The labyrinth in front of Faith Hall is open to the public for prayer and meditation daily.

  • Que Pasa - July 6, 2012


    • Fiesta Mass and Procession, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 6 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

    • Live music and other activities for the 4th of July Fiestas, 11:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 6 at Plaza Park.

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  • Foibles are forgiven in Andy’s Mayberry

    By Martha Waggoner
    The Associated Press

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Andy Griffith’s gift to the show that bore his name wasn’t just the homespun wisdom of the plain-spoken sheriff he played. It was the place he created: a small town where all foibles are forgiven and friendships are forever, full of characters who felt like family.