Today's News

  • Sports physicals being offered

    Submitted to the Optic

    El Centro Health Clinic, located at 1024 South Pacific, is giving free sports physicals to all West Las Vegas athletes for the 2017-18 school year.

    All athletes must have a physical in order to participate in any athletic activity.

    Make your appointment today by calling 505-426-2599.

    El Centro Health Clinic does have blank physical forms on hand.  Parents also can print them; access online at www.wlvs.k12.nm.us and click “online documents.”

  • Go Fish - June 18, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week
    Morphy Lake: Mykeljon Mario Vasquez, 8, of Las Vegas, caught an 18-inch rainbow trout. He was using garlic PowerBait.

    Santa Rosa Lake: Zolin Guhrke, 9, of Rio Rancho, caught and released a largemouth bass that weighed approximately 2 pounds June 10. He was fishing from the bank and using a live crawfish.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 18, 2017

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 2:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.  
    • Las Vegas Grizzlies vs. Santa Fe Sting, 2 p.m., Herrera Complex

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.  
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.  

  • Where’s the money?

    Correction — June 21, 2017

    In the June 16 Optic story titled “Where’s the money?” HB 641’s path to become law was described incorrectly. It was a New Mexico House bill that was amended by the Senate and sent back to the House for final approval before it was sent to the governor’s desk.

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    One New Mexico state tax measure, passed in 2013, might have ramifications that are affecting the state’s available state tax revenue.

  • ‘Sanctuary’ status discussed with county leaders

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    “Sanctuary status” is a term with an evolving definition. This week, some Highlands University students and a professor asked the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners to further articulate its definition.

  • Council hears from marketing firm at work session

    Correction - June 21, 2017

    In the June 16 Optic story titled “Council hears from marketing firm at work session,” Las Vegas City spokesman Lee Einer said City Manager Richard Trujillo’s enrollment in a certification program (for city managers) is not a new development.

    The certification program was a condition of Trujillo’s hire as city manager. It is a requirement of the city’s charter and Trujillo remains enrolled in the program.

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

  • Woman charged with DWI after heading wrong way on I-25

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    A Las Vegas woman was booked on aggravated DWI charges Sunday after a New Mexico State Police officer pulled her over while she was driving south in the northbound lanes of I-25.

    At about 4 p.m. Sunday, New Mexico State Police dispatch received several calls about a wrong-way driver near Mile Marker 357, north of Las Vegas.

  • Suit focused on K-12 funding

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE  — A lawsuit that could upend the way New Mexico’s public schools are funded went to trial Monday to resolve accusations that the state is failing to meet constitutional obligations to provide essential educational opportunities to all students.

    Parents, school districts and advocacy groups say that New Mexico’s education system isn’t meeting its responsibilities for Native American students, low-income students and those learning English as a second language.

  • In Brief - News - June 16, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Trafficking victim sues APD
    ALBUQUERQUE — A sex-trafficking victim who called 911 to report she was being held hostage is suing the Albuquerque Police Department and two of its officers on grounds that they did not rescue her when they could have.

    The lawsuit claims police failed to adequately investigate after she called for help, which created a situation where her captor then raped her, beat her and shaved her head in retaliation, KOB-TV reported. The victim remained a hostage days after calling 911.

  • PNM management meets in Boston

    From The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE,  — PNM Resources management will meet with analysts and investors this week in Boston.

    During the meetings, management is expected to affirm the company’s 2017 consolidated ongoing earnings guidance of $1.77 to $1.87 per diluted share.

    Presentation materials are available on the company’s website at http://www.pnmresources.com/investors/events.cfm.

    PNM Resources  is an energy holding company, based in Albuquerque, with 2016 consolidated operating revenues of $1.4 billion.