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  • New church to be built on site of west Las Vegas landmark

    A new church is set to be built at the site of a well-known establishment on the west side of Las Vegas.

    The group that is working to help construct a church on the site of the El Alto Supper Club held a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 29 for the Westside Community Church — a non-denominational place meant to serve as a place of worship for all sorts of churchgoers.

  • New chief: Officers, agencies must talk

    One of the revelations from the Optic’s Q & A with newly hired Las Vegas Police Chief David T. Bibb is that he wants many of the things for the department officers have been seeking in this year’s union contract negotiations.

     

    Optic: Where did you grow up?

  • State, Albuquerque catch up rape kit backlog

    The Associated Press

  • Que Pasa, Friday, Dec. 19, 2018

    Wednesday, Dec. 19

    New Mexico Highlands University is admitting all fans into its 7 p.m. game against Northern New Mexico College for free. No women’s game is scheduled for this date.

    Thursday, Dec. 20

  • NMHU is part of a Navajo family’s tradition

    By Margaret McKinney N.M. Highlands University

    For Rushanna Sándoval of the Navajo Nation, coming to New Mexico Highlands University is a family tradition with two of her cousins graduating from the university.

  • Man who robbed San José store gets 25 years

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A Texas man was sentenced last week to 25 years in federal prison for his convictions stemming from a July 2017 robbery of a the Pecos River Station, a gas station and convenience store in San José, and other crimes he committed the same week.

    Lane Michael Reed, 24, of Killeen, Texas, had pleaded guilty this past summer to armed robbery, carjacking, and firearms charges. He was sentenced Dec. 12 in Albuquerque.

  • Bibb: Communication is key

    One of the revelations from the Optic’s Q & A with newly hired Las Vegas Police Chief David T. Bibb is that he wants many of the things for the department officers have been seeking in this year’s union contract negotiations.

    Optic: Where did you grow up?

  • For those who never came home

    Art Mondragon and Karen Abeyta were among those involved with helping get a special seat installed in the recently remodeled home-side grandstand at the Herrera Complex stadium at West Las Vegas High School.

  • Jail Log - Sunday's Optic, Dec. 16, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 5 and Dec. 12, 2018: 

    Tiffani Culbertson, Bench Warrant Failure To Appear /Failure To Pay.

    Christina M. Padilla, Bench Warrant, Fta/Ftp.

  • West addressing failing schools

    By Gwen Albers, Las Vegas Optic

    Two West Las Vegas school sites, both of which received failing grades for performance in 2017-18 from the state, are working to turn things around.

    During Thursday night’s school board meeting, Rio Gallinas Charter School Director Kirk Ludi said having a truancy coach has eliminated excessive absenteeism.