Today's News

  • State police make DWI arrests

    State police have made several drunken driving arrests in recent weeks, including one man booked on a sixth DWI after wrecking his truck, another man charged with a fourth DWI after being stopped at a checkpoint and a third man who had a child with him when he was taken into custody.

  • Bribery probe figure donated $54K to Richardson

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A Las Cruces businessman entangled in an alleged pay-to-play scheme for judicial appointments has contributed more than $50,000 to former Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson and played a role in Richardson hiring a state investment officer who’s been implicated in a separate public corruption scandal.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Thursday, May 25 — For the theft of a pair of shoes valued at $2.50, Juan Salazar will spend not less than nine months nor more than one year in the territorial penitentiary. An indictment against Salazar was returned last evening by the grand jury. Judge Roberts held a short session of the district court this afternoon during which Salazar was brought in. He pleaded guilty and was given sentence, the terms of which are stated above. The shoes were stolen a few days ago from the Romero Mercantile company.

  • Looking Ahead

    Spring Concert is Tuesday

    The award winning Memorial Middle School Bands will be host to a Spring Concert at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the MMS gym. Concert goers will be entertained with music of various styles to include traditional Concert Marches, Overtures, Ballads Swing, Rock, Latin Rock and more.

  • Weather - May 23, 2011

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a calm wind becoming west 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 43. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, decreasing to 10-15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Windy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy and windy at night, with a low around 43.


  • FYI

    New Mexico’s centennial license plate is getting rave reviews for its design. Gov. Susana Martinez and other state officials received plaques last week by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association for New Mexico having the best license plate in the nation for 2010, according to The Associated Press. The turquoise-colored plate features a Zia sun symbol.

  • MMS bands to host concert

    The Memorial Middle School Bands will be host to a Spring Concert at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 at the Memorial Middle School gymnasium.

    Performances begin with a combination of students from Sierra Vista, Los Niños, and Legion Park Elementary schools.

    Also performing is the Memorial Middle School sixth grade band and the concert will culminate with Memorial’s more advanced band.

  • Que Pasa - May 23, 2011


  • Noticias - May 23, 2011

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

    • Luna Community College is offering enhanced college credit summer programs for high school students and 2011 graduating seniors. The programs will provide free tuition for up to eight credit hours, books and fees. Applications are available at the high school counseling offices and at the LCC Concurrent/Dual Credit office located in the technology building, room 114. For more information, call 454-5377 or 1-800-588-7232 ext. 175. Registration is on-going through June 10.

  • Back at square one

    So, it didn’t turn out so well. We’re talking about the well-intended but ineffective process the Las Vegas City Schools board used to find its new superintendent. Nevertheless, the district can still salvage the situation and find the best person for this all-important job.