Today's News

  • With Boston out, L.A. could emerge with Olympic bid

    The Associated Press

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — With Boston no longer in contention, IOC President Thomas Bach urged U.S. Olympic leaders on Tuesday to pick “the most appropriate city” as a substitute candidate for the 2024 Games. Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles could fit the bill perfectly, according to several IOC board members.

    The U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties with Boston on Monday, finally pulling the plug on a bid that had been hampered by dismal poll ratings, strong local opposition and months of political wrangling.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 29, 2015

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas adult league games: WOMEN, All-Star game, 6:30 p.m.; MEN, All-Star Game, 8 p.m.; city softball complex

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque


  • Staffing changes at East

    In just a few weeks Las Vegas City Schools students will return to school. Upon their return, they will notice several administrative changes that took effect recently.

    Former Paul D. Henry Elementary principal Anthony Marquez will return to the school district after a year hiatus. In 2013, Marquez was given his walking papers by former superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez, but he has since been rehired.

    Marquez will now serve as principal at Legion Park Elementary and Paul D. Henry Elementary.

  • Motorcycles galore
  • Woman gets 5 years in homicide

    A 43-year-old Las Vegas woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for shooting her boyfriend to death in 2013.

    Kristina Lopez pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, a third-degree felony, and to negligent use of a deadly weapon, a petty misdemeanor, in June and was sentenced earlier this month.

    She had initially been facing a charge of second-degree murder, but that charge was dropped down to voluntary manslaughter as part of the plea agreement.

  • Event to spotlight city consolidation

    Submitted to the Optic

    People have existed on a short stretch of the banks of the Gallinas River since time immemorial, as archaeological studies reveal. Recorded history is documented by members of succeeding nations; Spanish, Mexican, United States of America. Beginning in 1821, with Independence from Spain, Mexican authority eventually established a community land grant in 1835. This northern Mexican, Spanish-speaking community, flourished as a commercial outpost located west of the River.

  • Looking Back - July 27, 2015

    In 1965
    Tuesday, July 27 — The 12 officers in the Las Vegas State Police District No.2 issued 4,957 traffic citations in 1964 and traveled a total of 438,588 miles. Of the traffic citations issued, 4,851 were processed in the courts. There were 52 accidents resulting in injury to people; 109 accidents with no injuries due to traffic violations; 88 accidents with no injuries and no traffic violations and 11 fatal accidents in which 14 people were killed.

  • Looking ahead - News - July 27, 2015

    Benefit Concert this Tuesday
    Ronstadt Generations will be doing a benefit concert for the Tri-County Farmers Market from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28 at the Travelers Cafe. There is a $5 cover charge at the door. For more information, contact Jennifer at 575 937-5339.

  • Weather - July 27, 2015

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.


  • DEA joining blast probe

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is joining an investigation into an explosion and fire at a Santa Fe medical marijuana dispensary that injured two people, police said Friday.

    The DEA is looking “into the process” that started the fire, Santa Fe Police Lt. Andrea Dobyns told The Associated Press. DEA agents have seized evidence and are examining the site, Dobyns said.