Today's News

  • NM counties, cities try to lure nuclear waste

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Four government agencies in southeastern New Mexico are getting together to try to persuade the federal government to put a high-level nuclear waste site in their region.

    Eddy and Lea counties and the cities of Carlsbad and Hobbs said this week they’re working on a partnership with French nuclear conglomerate Areva to promote a storage site for waste from nuclear power plants.

  • Education ‘rock stars’ to present at conference

    Submitted to the Optic

    A team called the “rock stars” of education will present at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation’s 15th Annual Conference on Education Oct. 11-12, 7-30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Conference Center.

    Harry K. Wong and Rosemary Wong, the most sought-after speakers in education and authors of the best-selling book, The First Days of School, will present the keynote session on “Effective Teaching.”

  • Jail Log - Oct. 5, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 26 and Oct. 1:
    Keith Martinez, 21, aggravated assault/battery with a deadly weapon
    Venessa Garcia, 22, forgery, possession, delivery, manufacture of drug paraphernalia, shoplifting larceny
    Robert Bowie, 32, forgery, tampering with evidence
    Antonio Goke, 20, assault upon a peace officer, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer
    Armando Garcia, 51, public nuisance
    Juan Rubio, 32, felony warrant

  • Looking Back - Oct. 5, 2012

    In 1962

    Friday, Oct. 5 — The Castañeda Hotel, operated by Leonard Hoskins Post 24, American Legion, will close on Oct. 15. The closing action is brought about by continued financial operating losses,” Elmer C. Mason, post commander, said today.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 5, 2012

    Highlands parade is Saturday

     New Mexico Highlands University will hold its Homecoming parade at 10 a.m. this Saturday. This year’s theme is “Paint the Town Purple – Viva Highlands.” Parade entries may be picked up at the Office of Campus Life in the Student Center or by calling 454-3201, 454-3495, or 454-3590.

  • Weather - Oct. 5, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 5-15 mph. Areas of drizzle at night. Cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind 10-20 mph, becoming east in the evening.

    Areas of drizzle. Cloudy, with a high near 48. South wind 10-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of light rain at night. Cloudy, with a low around 29.

    Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 39.

    Sunrise ... Sunset

  • Romney barrels out of first debate

    By Kasie Hunt
    and Nancy Benac
    The Associated Press
    DENVER — Little more than a month from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney is barreling out of the first presidential debate energized by a solid performance that telegraphed his determination to take it to President Barack Obama with gusto. The president, intent on keeping his momentum from stalling, is warning that his GOP rival’s policy prescriptions for a fragile economy are more fantasy than reality.

  • RHS homecoming next week

    Submitted to the Optic

    Robertson High School homecoming week will take place from Tuesday, Oct. 9 to Saturday, Oct. 13. This year’s homecoming theme is “Homecoming Heroes.”

    Tuesday is Hero Day, students are asked to dress up as a super hero or hometown hero.

    Wednesday is Rancher / Farmer Day, dress as a local farmer or rancher.

    Thursday is class color day, seniors - pink, juniors - purple, sophomores, blue and freshman - orange.

  • Noticias - Oct. 5, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    •  Al-Anon Meetings for family and friends of alcoholics or problem drinkers take place in Faith Hall, behind St. Paul's Peace Church, 8th and National, at 5:45 p.m. on Mondays and noon on Fridays for an hour. Many relatives and/or friends of problem drinkers have learned through Al-Anon how to make their own lives more manageable, serene and happy whether or not the relative or friend stops drinking.  For information, call 425-6901.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 5, 2012

    • The City of Las Vegas Waste Water Treatment Facility will stop providing effluent reuse water for residential customers beginning at 3 p.m. on Oct. 5. The approval from the New Mexico Environment Department under the city’s DP-1118, Part V, allowed this use only for the 2012 growing season. Direct any questions to the Utilities Department at 454-3832.