Today's News

  • Ferguson decision opens wounds in Albuquerque

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    A grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is reopening old wounds in Albuquerque.

    That’s because none of the Albuquerque officers in the more than 40 police shootings since 2010 has faced charges. And it’s still unclear if the officers in the high-profile March shooting of homeless camper James Boyd, 38, will face indictments.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 1, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 1, 2014

    Annual Christmas Fair
    Annual Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Sala De Madrid on the Highlands campus. For more information, contact Inez Gallegos-Lujan at 505-652-6943.

  • Weather - Dec. 1, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. South wind 10-15 mph. Increasing clouds at night, with a low around 29. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

    Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 37.

    Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 36.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 32.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:52 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.

  • ‘Survivors’ documentary premieres Tuesday

    Submitted to the Optic

    British journalist, country music publicist, founder of the British Country Music Association and Hall of Fame member, Tony Byworth, has a fondness for the “real” Las Vegas.  Byworth will be in Las Vegas through Wednesday for a visit, a radio interview Tuesday morning, a luncheon at noon at El Riato Restaurant, and to help officiate at the premiere of a video series produced by local Jim Terr called “New Mexico Survivors,” interviews with four local residents regarding getting by in earlier times.

  • Noticias - Dec. 1, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 1, 2014

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.


  • Rebuilding trust

    Violent protests and looting erupted in Ferguson, Mo., last week when officials announced that a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man on Aug. 9.

    At least a dozen commercial buildings there were destroyed on Monday night. The decision sparked protests throughout the country, including in Albuquerque, where more than 40 police shootings have occurred since 2010.

    The looting and burning of buildings that occurred was inexcusable; the only ones hurt by those actions were merchants trying to make a living.

  • Editorial cartoons - Dec. 1, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Speaking of the weather

    Seems you can’t even talk about the weather without stirring up some politics these days.