Local News

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Sept. 25, 2013

    Optic staff and wire

    Free legal fair set for Friday

    A free legal fair will be held in Las Vegas from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at the New Mexico Highlands University Student Union Building, 800 National Ave.
    Attorneys will be available to provide free consultations on a first-come, first-served basis on a variety of civil legal topics, including probate, divorce, custody, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, unemployment, and immigration.  Interpreters will also be available.

  • Four jailed in drug raids

    The Region IV Narcotics Task Force arrested four people and seized cocaine, heroin and cash during a raid of two residences in Las Vegas early Thursday morning.

    The search warrants were executed at 2707 Hot Springs Boulevard, Space #9 and at  320 Grand Avenue.

  • Singing the Blues
  • Ortiz: Large class sizes violate law

    Parents from Los Niños Elementary School reiterated their desire to have another teacher at the school during a regular board meeting Thursday.

    In an earlier meeting this month, a similar group of parents expressed their frustration with the district’s handling of class sizes at the school site, particularly the third grade Spanish immersion program classroom at Los Niños Elementary.

  • U.S. DOT to help with flood repairs

    The Associated Press

    Storm-weary New Mexico is getting some help from the federal government on flood cleanup.

    The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday it will make immediately available $2 million in emergency relief funds to help the state cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by severe storms earlier this month.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Sept. 23, 2013

    The Associated Press

    King disagrees with governor

    Democratic Attorney General Gary King is taking issue with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s suggestion that voters should decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage in New Mexico.
    King, who’s running for governor against Martinez next year, said Friday the best approach is for the state Supreme Court to resolve whether gay marriage is legal in the state. He said it’s a civil right issue.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 23, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 23, 2013

    “Look up” exhibition

    Ray Drew Gallery exhibition of artworks by Don Shaw, titled “Look Up,” will run until Friday, Sept.  27, on the first floor of Donnelly Library. An artist’s reception and talk by Shaw will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. Contact Bob Read at 454-3338.

  • Weather - Sept. 23, 2013

    Sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 10-20 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 45. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming light and variable after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind becoming south 15-20 mph in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 49.

    Sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 51.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:50 a.m. to 6:56 p.m.

  • Damage in the millions - Western part of county hit hardest

    The remnants of last week’s flooding were visible throughout the city and county this week: a battered truck sandwiched between a rushing river and a fallen tree near County Road A19A, south of San Pablo; a massive cottonwood fallen behind the Animal Care Clinic, exposed culverts and washed out bridges throughout the county.