.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Marquez favors police review board

    Mayor Tony Marquez said last week that he favors a police oversight board — an idea that some residents are pushing in light of alleged officer misconduct.

    Marquez said during a City Council meeting that he favors a board that would deal with police issues in a “fair and balanced manner,” adding that he would like to see counselors and social workers on the panel.

    The mayor said he became attracted to the idea when talking to other attendees during the recent annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials in Los Angeles.

  • Man hurts self, arrested at police station

    A Las Vegas man wanted to go home, but ended up injured on the parking lot of the police station, according to court documents.

    Las Vegas police said Thomas Lovato, 28, 803 Union St., was assaulting his girlfriend when she was driving him around 8 p.m. June 23. He refused to leave her car, so she decided to go to the Las Vegas Police Department to get help.

  • EDITORIAL: Thumbs

    Thumb DOWN for ... ANOTHER HORRIFYING TRAGEDY. Heartfelt sympathy left Las Vegas for Santa Fe this week in the aftermath of a tragedy that we’re all too familiar with. Last weekend, three teenage girls and one teenage boy were killed in a collision with a suspected drunken driver who was reportedly going the wrong way on the Old Las Vegas Highway just outside Santa Fe. The suspect survived, as did the girl who was driving the car that was hit.

  • A Fiestas-fun weekend

    The theme of this year’s Fiestas de Las Vegas was “Our Traditions, Our Treasures.” One of the traditions is rain, and one of the treasures is the people’s will to come back when it clears up.

    Or at least most of them.

  • LETTER: Praise for profile on Nash Lucero

    The Optic’s profile on Nash Lucero (June 26 edition) was magnificent. (Great writing by Lupita P. Gonzales). Nash has been my friend and mentor all my life. He is an artisan and craftsman of the old school and of the highest order, who values honor and a true work ethic in all he does. I wish I possessed just half his intellect and wisdom.

    For those of you new to Las Vegas, please read the story. You will then know why this is such a special place. It’s the people, and Nash Lucero is the best example of the “stuff” we’re made of here.

  • LETTER: Police harassment and more exists

    In response to “Cop abused woman” published May 20, I am not surprised to read that Martin Salazar (alleged) acted in such an unprofessional manner. My son and husband have endured harassment (too).

  • LETTER: Safety and relationships

    Again it is time to celebrate the longtime tradition of our Fourth of July independence.

    This is just great and fun. We must be careful and be safe. Respect one another and be friendly. We all join in together to celebrate this wonderful event.

    No need to be angry and unfriendly. Citizens and out-of-town visitors should respect the law and our fellow police officers.

    Police officers are here to help us. When we need protection and services, who do we call but our police (peace officers), right?

  • Gurul-Giron looks at run for mayor

    Tonita Gurulé-Giron, a  former state employee, said she plans to run either for mayor or City Council next year.

    Gur-ulé-Giron ran for mayor in 2008, coming in fourth of five candidates, with 14 percent of the vote. That year, longtime Councilman Tony Marquez beat Mayor Henry Sanchez for the top job. Marquez hasn’t announced his plans for next March’s municipal election.

  • LETTER: Article was insensitive

    I am responding to your article on June 26th that provided details on the house on Tilden that the city is evidently targeting. I do know some of the history of the situation.

  • Attack victim dies

    The Las Vegas native who was attacked while walking in his California neighborhood last month had died from his injuries.

    Euvaldo “Eddie” Sisneros, 79, was brutally beaten while walking near his home in Richmond Calif., which is in the San Francisco area.

    Sisneros had been hospitalized since he was attacked in the afternoon of June 16.

    Richmond police have arrested 21-year-old Michael Cordova Villalobos in the attack. Officers are asking prosecutors to charge Villalobos with murder, according to KTVU, an Oakland, Calif., station.