Today's News

  • Looking Back - Feb. 13, 2015

    In 1965

    Tuesday, Feb. 9 — Action on approval of the bypass was again deferred by the West Las Vegas Council at a regular meeting last night. Chief High way Engineer T.B. White presented to the council a suggested interchange to be located in the vicinity of New Mexico Avenue and Grand Avenue. However, Attorney Donald A. Martinez and Councilman Nash Lucero suggested that the interchange be moved slightly north of the proposed location to New Mexico and South Pacific Street.

  • Looking ahead - News - Feb. 13, 2015

    Pancake supper is Tuesday

    St. Paul’s Peace Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the church located on the corner of Eighth Street and National Avenue. Tickets are $8 per adult, $4 for children 12 and younger and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes and ham.

  • Weather - Feb. 13, 2015

    Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33. South wind around 10 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 68. West wind around 10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. A slight chance of rain and snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:50 a.m. to 5:41 p.m.

  • FYI - News - Feb. 13, 2015

    The Safe Ride program provided by the San Miguel County DWI Program will not run this weekend Feb. 13 or 14. Please designate a driver; do not drink and drive.

  • Pecos National Historical Park seeking input on fees

    Submitted to the Optic

    Pecos National Historical Park and other National Park Service units that collect entrance fees are beginning to gauge support for possible changes in park fee rates.

    Pecos National Historical Park has not increased its daily entrance fee since 1998, when it was set at $3 per person age 15 or over. The Pecos National Historical Park annual pass, which allows free annual access for up to four people, has remained at $10 since 1998.

  • Noticias - Feb. 13, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call CASA at 454-0223 or visit the office to work with children who have been removed from their homes. Because of abuse and neglect. Children are in state custody and living in foster care.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 13, 2015

    • The Las Vegas Senior Center is sponsoring a free Valentine’s Dance from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 at the center located on the corner of New Mexico Ave. and Sabino Street in Las Vegas. Live music by Florian Castillo and Molly Martinez have volunteered their musical talents for the dance. Refreshments will be served

  • Tumor survivor living in NM

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had portions of a massive tumor removed in New Mexico is living comfortably in an Albuquerque suburb with his family as he prepares for more treatment.

    Jose Antonio Ramirez Serrano and his family are staying in a rented Rio Rancho home thanks to donations from church members, Kristean Alcocer of the First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho said Thursday.

    Alcocer said members also helped the family with the purchase of a used van.

  • Offices, schools and banks closing for President’s Day

    Las Vegas Optic

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed in observance of President’s Day holiday on Monday.

  • Students of the month - Feb. 13