Today's News

  • Las Cruces inmate stabbed 43 times

    The Associated Press

    LAS CRCUES — An inmate killed in a gang-related attack at a Las Cruces state prison was stabbed more than 40 times, according to an autopsy report released this week.

    The Las Cruces Sun-News reported Friday that the state Office of the Medical Investigator found 34-year-old Javier Enrique Molina suffered 43 stab wounds and five other cuts.

    The report states the fatal blows were to his heart and lungs.

  • QuÉ Pasa - June 9, 2014


    • Story time is over, but the Summer Reading Program is just around the corner. Registration is now open at Carnegie Public Library. Deadline to register is Friday, June 13. Come in and register. The program starts on Wednesday, June 18 and ends on Wednesday, July 16. Summer Reading Program participants meet every Wednesday at 10 a.m. to noon More information is available at Carnegie Library.

  • Noticias - June 9, 2014

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

    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Students of the month - June 9, 2014
  • Professor tapped for USDA fellowship

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University professor Edward Martínez was tapped for a summer fellowship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture aimed at advancing excellence at Hispanic serving institutions and developing a well-prepared Hispanic workforce.

    Martínez was also selected to participate in the new Undergraduate Visualization and Modeling Network (UVMN) program funded by the National Science Foundation to advance watershed science through cutting-edge 3-D visualization and modeling.

  • Tuesday's election

    The outcome of the two Mora County Commission races in Tuesday’s primary should serve as a reality check to all elected officials grappling with the prospect of oil and gas drilling in their jurisdictions.

  • Another Perspective: Fathers, men’s health and Social Security

    By Ray Vigil

    This year, we observe National Men’s Health Week from June 9 to 15. Each year we observe Men’s Health Week the week prior to Father’s Day, focusing on awareness, prevention, education and family.

  • North-South

    Joseph Armijo and James Gonzales (pictured) helped lead the Class 2A-3A North football team to a 26-3 victory Friday night in Albuquerque. The recent Robertson graduates were instrumental in the Cardinals’ 2013 state championship. After a tight 6-3 first quarter, the North put 20 unanswered points on the board at Community Stadium.

  • Kings lead series 2-0

    By Greg Beacham
    AP Sports Writer

    LOS ANGELES — If the Los Angeles Kings ever looked down from the tightrope they’re walking in the NHL playoffs, they would surely fall.

    Three straight games with multigoal deficits, including a 4-2 hole late in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. Three straight overtime contests, the result hanging on every shift.

    Willie Mitchell realizes the comeback Kings are on a perilous path, but they haven’t fallen off yet. He also knows they’re two wins away from raising the Cup again.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 9, 2014

    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. White Sands, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League games, TBA

    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. White Sands, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park