Today's News

  • WLV golf tourney June 10

    The West Las Vegas Athletics golf tournament, raising funds to benefit the department, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Format is four-man scramble; entry fee is $100 per person or $400 per team of four. The fee covers prizes, range balls, greens fees, cart and lunch. Checks should be made payable to WLV Athletics.

    Hole sponsorships ($150 each) and renewals ($100) are being sold.

    Registration starts at 8 a.m. with tee time at 9. Call 429-5617 or 426-2517 for more information.

  • Go Fish - May 21, 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. For future weekly reports, see weekend editions of the Optic.

    Catches of the week
    Gravel Pit Lakes: Olivia Radasa, 2, of Mora, caught her first brown trout May 13. She was using worms.

    Storrie Lake: Mike Barela of Las Vegas caught a 33.5-inch, 15.5-pound catfish May 13. He was using PowerBait.

    Fishing report, May 9

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 21, 2017

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Colorado Springs SkySox, 1:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Colorado Springs SkySox, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • LVLL games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park


  • Parson files whistleblower suit

    An ex-superintendent of West Las Vegas Schools has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, alleging he was retaliated against.

  • Farmers stand up for Tri-County Market

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    About one dozen people signed up for the public comment period during Wednesday night’s regular monthly Las Vegas City Council meeting — all on the same topic.

  • UWC graduation Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic

    A 1987 United World College-USA alumnus known for his leadership in Nepal’s green movement will return to the Montezuma campus as this year’s commencement speaker.

    Bhushan Tuladhar will be joined at the podium by student speaker Antonio Andrade Luque of Colombia for the ceremony, which begins 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Some 115 students representing 75 countries will receive their graduation certificates from the two-year residential school.

    The ceremony, which will also feature the African Chorus, is open to the public.

  • NMHU alumnus seeks Lt. Gov. seat

    A New Mexico Highlands University alumnus has announced plans to run for lieutenant governor in 2018.

    David McTeigue, a lifelong New Mexican and native of Hondo who earned a business degree from NMHU in 1995, said he wants to reduce tax burden on working citizens, improve crime-fighting efforts and begin a turnaround of the state economy.

  • Four arrested on drug charges

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    Las Vegas Police recently arrested 10 people in a two-day span on drug and probation-violation charges.

    On May 10, the Las Vegas Police Department’s Investigations Division executed a search warrant at 519 Kemm Drive, arresting Robert Bowie, 37, Albert Lucero, 22, Zachery Lucero, 21, and Jessica Rivera, 29. Bowie was charged with trafficking a controlled substance. Albert and Zachery Lucero was booked on paraphernalia charges, with Zachery Lucero picking an evading charge for attempting to flee the scene.

  • Jail Log - May 19, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 10 and 17:

  • Weather - May 19, 2017


    HIGH 62° / LOW 34°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
    5:53 a.m. to 8:02 p.m.


    HIGH 67° / LOW 40°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Saturday night — mostly clear, with a low around 40.
    5:52 a.m. to 8:03 p.m.