Today's News

  • Holiday fun

    Theresa Wesner photos

    Holiday magic was found in Las Vegas over the weekend. Not only did a Special Olympics group and the Robertson High School marching band light up Bridge Street and other thoroughfares during the Electric Light Parade, but Santa also made an appearance, as young Chase Coca discovered.

  • Relocated shelter helps protect many from cold

    Imagine freezing cold numbing your face, your ears, and fingers. This week, that’s probably easy to visualize.

    If the wind churns up in the frosty morning air, you sense you need more cover than the clothes you’re clutching against your body. If you’re living on the streets, or in your vehicle, the cold is more than a topic of conversation.

  • The Nation In Brief, Dec. 6, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Tribes oppose Trump monument reductions

  • New Mexico In Brief, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Padilla withdraws from Lt. Gov. race

    SANTA FE — A rising figure in the Democratic Party has dropped out of the race for lieutenant governor in New Mexico, amid renewed concerns about decade-old complaints of sexual harassment at a previous job.

  • Man charged with DWI, hitting parked cars at NMHU

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    An Albuquerque man was recently arrested on several charges after police say he hit parked cars at Highlands University while driving intoxicated and later punched an officer in the groin.

  • San Juan man charged with assault, child abuse

    A recent call to the New Mexico State Police resulted in officers finding a suspect, who only has one leg, lying on his back, in an arroyo.

    At about 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 12, police were called to a home located near County Road B41A and Camino Montoya in San Juan, near the Pecos River Cliff House, for a a domestic dispute in progress. Two State Police officers and one sergeant responded to the call and ended up arresting Anthony J. Benavidez, 49, of San Juan.

  • City passes March 2018 election resolution

    At November’s regular meeting, the Las Vegas City Council approved a resolution for a calendar of important mandated dates involving the March 6, 2018 regular city elections, as presented by City Clerk Cassandra Fresquez.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

    Wednesday, Dec. 6

    Old Town Shop-and-Share Evening: Enjoy warm soup as a benefit for local soup kitchens, Pam’s Event Center, 225 Plaza, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $5 per bowl. Live music and a raffle are scheduled. Businesses on Bridge Street and the Las Vegas Plaza will be open late for holiday shopping.

    Wednesday, Dec. 6

  • Noticias, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

    Submit yourcalendar items and notices to jbrooks@lasvegasoptic.com

    • Al-Anon Family Groups meet Mondays at 5:45 p.m. in the building behind St. Paul’s Peace Episcopal Church at 810 8th St. in Las Vegas. We help families and friends of problem drinkers recover from the impacts of a loved one’s drinking.

    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call 454-0223 or visit the office.

  • We turn to you, Alabama

    By Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, professional in residence at Kent State University’s school of journalism and author of two books.
    Like so many women in recent days, I’ve discovered a renewed interest in who and what I was at age 14.
    My freshman portrait in my high school yearbook is smaller than most “forever” postage stamps. What a skinny, wide-eyed scaredy-cat I was back then. You could fit everything I knew about the world in one of the cups of my starter bra.
    That was 1973.
    Six years later, it was Leigh Corfman’s turn to be 14.