Today's News

  • Contract for city street work led to dispute

    The Oct. 6 altercation between Oren Mathews and Miguel Melendez followed a roller coaster procurement process for materials for the city’s Cutler repaving project, which is nearly complete.

    At least two dozen city streets were targeted for work, and the city issued a call for bids for material for the project in August.

    Mathews’ Rocky Road Gravel was the low bidder on the project, and city staff during a special meeting in September recommended that the contract be awarded to that company.

  • Looking Ahead - Oct. 19, 2011

    City Council meeting today

    The City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today, Oct. 19, at City Hall, 1700 N. Grand Ave. 

  • Weather - Oct. 19, 2011

    Sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming south 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 36. North wind 5-10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 5-15 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Sunny, with a high near 72.Mostly clear at night, with a low around 40.

    Sunny, with a high near 68. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

  • FYI - News

    City of Las Vegas utility customers can pay their bills at City Hall. The payment center at City Hall, 1700 North Grand, has re-opened and will be accepting payments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, but will be closed during the lunch hour. The payment center is for payments only. Payments can still be made. at the Utility Department on 12th Street from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including through the lunch hour.

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  • Noticias - Oct. 19, 2011

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

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 19, 2011

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Even Monsters Need Haircuts” by Matthew McElligott and the theme is “Trick or Treat.” All programs are free and open to the public.

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  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Oct. 19, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Earthquake strikes near lab
    SANTA FE — A magnitude 3.8 earthquake has struck around 20 miles from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The U.S. Geological Survey says the light temblor hit after 10:30 a.m. on Monday. It was centered nine miles north of Santa Fe and hit around 19 miles southeast of Los Alamos National Laboratory. It also had a depth of around .7 miles.

    There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

  • Revenue outlook weakens

    By Barry Massey
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s financial outlook is weakening and there will be less money available for government programs and services in the upcoming budget year than previously expected, lawmakers were told Tuesday.

    Underscoring the economic uncertainty facing the state and nation, a new revenue forecast outlined to lawmakers lowered projections for tax collections by about $21.5 million in the current budget year and $123 million in the fiscal year that starts next July.