Today's News

  • Senior profile - Bruce Wertz

    By Lupita P. Gonzales
    For the Optic

    One never knows which personality will emerge at any given time — the jokemeister, the historian/researcher, Mr. Super-Memory, or just plain Bruce.

    Nevertheless, locals are familiar with Bruce Wertz’ humor. “I didn’t study sense of humor in college. I don’t think I was ever considered the class clown in school.”

  • Updated: Associate AD suspect in sexual assault

    Authorities are investigating a New Mexico Highlands University administrator for sexual assault after a university employee reported that the administrator made unwanted sexual advances toward him and grabbed his genitals earlier this month.

  • Parade, luminaria tour this Saturday

    Las Vegas will be aglow on Saturday evening with thousands lining  streets for the city’s annual Electric Light Parade and countless others flocking to Camp Luna for “La Noche de las Luminarias.”

    Both events start at 6 p.m., with the parade beginning on Second Street and Mills Avenue and the luminaria tour taking place on Luna Community College’s campus.

    Both Luna Community College and the city of Las Vegas have worked together again this year to ensure that both events are attended.

  • Workers asked to pay more for retirement benefits

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State and local government workers and educators could see their take-home pay shrink in the next several years under proposals to have them contribute more out of their salaries for retirement benefits.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 30, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 19 and Nov. 27:
    Eugene Medina, 20, Adult Probation Office warrant — admitted to using heroin
    Eli Espinoza, 21, larceny, conspiracy, criminal trespassing
    Marvin Martinez, 26, battery on a household member, criminal damage, interference with communication
    Willie Urioste, 38, Magistrate Court warrant, failure to pay, failure to appear, aggravated battery on a household member, criminal damage

  • Looking Back - Nov. 30, 2012

    In 1962

    Friday, Nov. 30 —Songs from Mexico and Spain will be presented under the auspices of HU Newman Center Friday, with HU graduates Mariline Bustos and Arturo Gonzales among the singers. Miss Bustos is now teaching in Pojoaque schools, and Gonzales is now teaching in Albuquerque. Bustos will be remembered here for her Spanish music. She has made a number of records. Gonzales, known here for his singing and guitar playing, is a graduate of HU and received his master’s degree at HU.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 30, 2012

    Holiday music at museum

    Annual Holiday Musical at the city museum, 1:30 p.m. this Saturday at the museum on Grand Avenue. The West Las Vegas Middle and High School choirs, under the direction of Sarah Oliver Tenorio, will perform sing-along musical selections while accompanied by Ann Mishler on the square grand piano.

  • Weather - Nov. 30, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 68. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 32.

    Sunny, with a high near 66. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63 and a low around 25.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:51 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.

  • Correction - Nov. 30, 2012

    In the Nov. 12 article on the veterans program Paws and Stripes, hometown native Miguel Suazo’s education was misrepresented. Suazo did his undergraduate studies as Georgetown University and attended law school at the University of New Mexico.

  • Plea reached over fake audit

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The former controller of the New Mexico Finance Authority is expected to plead guilty Thursday to charges of forgery and securities fraud for faking the agency’s financial audit that was distributed to bond investors earlier this year, a state official confirmed to The Associated Press.