Today's News

  • RMAC honors 8 Cowboys

    Las Vegas Optic

    Kirt Terry-Springs, who emerged as New Mexico Highlands’ leading wide receiver, was the lone Cowboy to earn All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference first-team honors this fall.

    Terry-Springs, a senior from White Center, Wash., caught 48 passes for 741 yards with five touchdowns to lead the Cowboys, who finished 2-9.

  • This week’s games-NFL Special Nov. 22, 2015

    •Tennessee at Jacksonville, late

    •Oakland at Detroit, 11 a.m.
    •Indianapolis at Atlanta, 11 a.m.
    •N.Y. Jets at Houston, 11 a.m.
    •Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 11 a.m.
    •Denver at Chicago, 11 a.m.
    •St. Louis at Baltimore, 11 a.m.
    •Dallas at Miami, 11 a.m.
    •Washington at Carolina, 11 a.m.
    •Kansas City at San Diego, 2:05 p.m.
    •Green Bay at Minnesota, 2:25 p.m.
    •San Francisco at Seattle, 2:25 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 22, 2015

    •No local sports scheduled

    •Memorial Middle School girls vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., MMS
    •West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Mora, 4 p.m., WLVMS
    •Valley Middle School girls vs. Peñasco, 4 p.m., TBA

    •NMHU women vs. Eastern New Mexico, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex
    •Memorial Middle School girls vs. Valley, 4 p.m., MMS


  • West board: No raise for Parson

    A recent West Las Vegas board vote may be an indication of a rocky relationship between Superintendent Gene Parson and the board.

    During a meeting late last week, the board split on giving Parson a 1 percent raise for this school year, with board Chairman David Romero breaking the tie by voting against the raise. Board members Patrick Marquez and Anthony “Leroy” Benavidez opposed the raise while board secretary Christine Ludi and vice-chair Marvin Martinez were both in favor of the raise.

  • Jail Log Nov. 20, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 9 and Nov. 17:
     Norman DeHerrera, 52, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    David Garcia-Jaehnke, 19, probation violation: positive UA (meth)
    Nakia Crespin, 28, shoplifting. burglary of a motor vehicle, bench warrant, LV Municipal/SM Magistrate
    Richard Martinez, 46, false imprisonment, assault, disorderly conduct
    Louis Reed, 52, failure to appear, bench warrant, Sandoval County

  • Science Day
  • Council OK's annexation of 479 acres

    The city of Las Vegas is about to get a little bigger.

    The City Council voted last week to annex 479.8 acres north of the city limits. The area that is about to be incorporated into city boundaries is contiguous to the city between Airport Road and Interstate 25.

    The area includes the Cunico property and the Zamora Arena.

  • Counties to seek more jail funding

    San Miguel County Commissioners voted unanimously last week to adopt a resolution supporting the state Association of Counties legislative priorities, which include an increase in the state funding jails receive for housing inmates.

    The legislative session kicks off in January. It will be a 30 day session, which means that lawmakers will focus primarily on budget items in addition to any special issues Gov. Susana Martinez wants to be addressed.

  • Lawmaker worried about budget

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    A key legislator warned Tuesday that New Mexico could be headed into another financial storm thanks to growing spending pressures and slumping oil and gas prices that have resulted in weaker revenues.

    Legislative Finance Committee Chair Sen. John Arthur Smith issued the warning during a meeting in Santa Fe. He questioned whether state agencies have any backup plans for reducing spending.

  • Officials: Suspected Paris mastermind died in raid

    By Angela Charlton
    and Raf Casert
    The Associated Press

    PARIS — The Belgian extremist suspected of masterminding the deadly attacks in Paris died a day ago along with his female cousin in a police raid on a suburban apartment building, French officials said Thursday, adding it was still not clear exactly how he died.