Today's News

  • Recent wet weather eases drought

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s drought isn’t over, but July’s wet weather has made “major league dents” in it, weather officials said.

    The National Weather Service said nearly a quarter of the state has shifted from severe drought to moderate drought and an additional 16 percent of the state has dropped to severe drought from extreme drought.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 4, 2014

    Cowboy concert and dance
    The Friends of the Las Vegas City Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection present a cowboy concert and dance and readings of cowboy poetry Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel ballroom. There will be music, dancing, poetry reading and a cash bar. Admission is $10; children under 12 are admitted free.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 4, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, Aug. 4 — Miss Juanita Huie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Huie, was one of two New Mexico residents chosen by Rep. Joseph M. Montoya to work, under the summer program in Washington, D.C. in the Department of State. Rosenaldo T. Salazar was the other New Mexican chosen for the summer program.

  • Weather - Aug. 4, 2014

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

  • U.S. doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

    By Ray Henry
    and Mike Stobbe
    The Associated Press

    ATLANTA — The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation’s best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won’t escape.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Aug. 4, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Rail Runner
    service to resume 

    SANTA FE — New Mexico transportation officials say all Rail Runner service is expected to resume a day after being derailed by severe rain.

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation says all trains were expected to begin operating on schedule Sunday after some routes were shut down because of a washout along a key route.

    Officials say rain caused a culvert near the top of Waldo Canyon to overflow, endangering the stability and drainage for the tracks.

  • Scholarship recipients
  • Que Pasa - Aug. 4, 2014


    • Immaculate Conception registration for Religious Education Classes for grades first through fifth. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, Wednesday, Aug. 6, Monday, Aug. 11 and Wednesday, Aug. 12 and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5 and Tuesday, Aug. 12. Classes are held on Monday or Tuesday of every week and will begin Sept. 8 and Sept. 9. For more information, call 425-1455.


  • Notias - Aug. 4, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • $1,000 reward for information on arson at Rio Gallinas Charter School offered by the governing council of the school. The donated reward to Crime Stoppers seeks information that leads to the identity and conviction of the person(s) who committed arson at the school. If you have information about this crime, contact LVPD Commander Ken Jenkins at 426-3162 or Crime Stoppers at 425-8884.

  • Editorial: Celebrating rich history

    We are fortunate to live in a place filled with historic homes and buildings.

    Drive down Seventh or Eighth Street, and you’ll see an array of gorgeous Victorian homes that were built by wealthy merchants and other well-to-do residents at the turn of the last century. Go down Douglas Avenue, Bridge Street or around the Plaza, and you’ll see a wide mix of architectural styles that document the rich history of Las Vegas. A stone’s throw away from the Plaza is South Pacific, where modest adobe structures have stood for more than a century.