Today's News

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 8, 2014

    Cross country
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Santo Domingo, 3:30 p.m., Santo Domingo

    • Memorial Middle School at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Pojoaque
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Tucumcari, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson boys at Taos, 3 p.m., Taos
    • Robertson girls at Taos, 5 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Grants, 4 p.m., Grants

  • Think your kid is bad?

    This Las Vegas kid gives the word naughty a new meaning.

    Breaking into Memorial Middle School and setting a teacher’s desk on fire last week apparently wasn’t enough for him.
    Las Vegas police say he ended the week by accidentally firing a rifle at his own house on the 700 block of Terrace Drive and then blaming the other boy involved in the arson for the misdeed.

  • Watershed Olympics
  • Tuesday is deadline for NM voter registration

    The Associated Press and Optic Staff
    New Mexicans have only a few more days to become eligible to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.

    Tuesday is the deadline to register as a voter. That’s also the first day that New Mexicans can cast ballots in person at a county clerk’s office.

    County clerks also can start mailing out absentee ballots to voters on Tuesday.

    Early voting will expand to more locations statewide on Oct. 18.

  • Dinner raises cash for nonprofits

    Submitted to the Optic

    The aspens are turning, so it must be time for the annual enchilada dinner to support Mustard Seed grants in the community.

    This is the 16th year for the dinner, which has raised more than $130,000 for nonprofit organizations in the Las Vegas area, nearly $6,000 last year alone. Although the Enchilada Dinner is sponsored by the First United Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas, the revenue comes from the community and goes to work in the community. None goes to the church budget.

  • Richardson decries Martinez ad

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    Former Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson fired back at Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday for a hard-hitting campaign ad by the Republican incumbent that renews allegations of corruption during Richardson’s tenure.

    Richardson objected to what he called “deplorable tactics” by Martinez in her latest ad against Democratic gubernatorial challenger Gary King.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 6, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, Oct. 5 — The activity level for September was slightly higher than in the previous September at the FAA Flight Service Station, at Las Vegas municipal airport. During the month there were 1,327 radio contacts made with aircraft: 310 airport advisory services rendered; 147 flight plan s filed; 163 pre flight briefings given pilots, and 99 flight condition messages delivered.

  • Looking ahead - News - Oct. 6, 2014

    Story time at Carnegie Library
    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Why Can’t I Spray Today?”  by Francine Poppo Rich. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Oct. 6, 2014

    Sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 80. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 47.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. A 20 percent chance of showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.


  • Que Pasa - Oct. 6, 2014

    • An indoor flea market will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6 through Friday, Oct. 10 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Bernal Community Center.