Today's News

  • Sidewalk project starts this week

    The city of Las Vegas has hired a contractor to replace the sidewalk on the north side of Douglas Avenue between Seventh and Eight Streets.

    Crespin’s Paving and Concrete was scheduled to begin the sidewalk work on Monday. According to the city, the project is expected to be completed by Jan. 25.

    In preparation for the project, the city had two silver aspen tress cut down, a move that generated criticism from some in the community.

    City Manager Timothy Dodge said the city received a number of complaints about the decision to cut them down.

  • N.M. to be more urban, Hispanic

    By Kate Nash
    Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s Hispanic population over the next 100 years will grow to be the majority ethnic group, regardless of federal immigration policy, a local researcher and pollster predicts.

    At the same time, the number of senior citizens in the state who depend on government services will increase, as budgets for programs to help them will shrink.

  • City election filing day is Tuesday

    Let election season begin.

    Tuesday is filing day for the March 6 municipal election, which means that anyone hoping to run for mayor or the two city council seats opening up — Ward 2 and Ward 3 — must file on that date in order to be on the ballot.

    Candidates must file in person at the City Clerk’s Office, 1700 N. Grand Ave., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Documents required are a declaration of candidacy and a certified copy of the candidate’s current affidavit of voter registration on file with the county clerk.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 9, 2012

    In 1935

    Saturday, Jan. 5 — Improvements for Camp Maximiliano Luna at Las Vegas estimated to cost approximately $80,000 have been tentatively approved by endorsements of the national guard bureau and headquarters in the Eighth Corps area and final authorization is expected from the war department within a short time ... Among the projects proposed are: Fence surrounding warehouse area; 175 concrete tent floors sixteen feet square; extensions to nine mess halls to increase size; storage shed and pumps for gas and oil...

  • Weather - Jan. 9, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. North wind around 5 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 19. North wind around 5 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 26.

    A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Scattered snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

  • Correction - News - Jan. 9, 2012

    The jail log published in the Dec. 9, 2011, edition contained an error. Elizabeth Espinoza was booked into the county jail for failure to appear to drug court and not on a possession of a controlled substance charge as was listed. The incorrect charge was listed on the arresting officer’s booking report, according to the San Miguel County Detention Center.

  • Birthday celebration
  • Students of the Month
  • Que Pasa - Jan. 9, 2012

    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the Professional Home Health Care Annex, 1931 Seventh, Las Vegas, across from the Forest Service office.

  • Noticias - Jan. 9, 2012

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

    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.

    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.