Today's News

  • Clippers owner under fire for comments

    By Antonio Gonzalez
    AP Sports Writer

    SAN FRANCISCO — The NBA is investigating a report of an audio recording in which a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling tells his girlfriend not to bring black people to games.

    NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Saturday that the league is in the process of authenticating the validity of the recording posted on TMZ’s website. Bass called the comments “disturbing and offensive” and said the league would have no further comment.

  • FYI - Sports - April 28, 2014

    Racquetball fest coming

    The Abe Montoya Recreation center is hosting the Meadow City Racquetball Tournament this coming week, May 2-4. For more information, those interested may contact Lucas Sanchez 426-3207, or Gary Mazaroff, 505-321-1110.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 28, 2014

    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Robertson at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park• Robertson at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton

  • Highlands hikes tuition

    By Dave Kavanaugh and Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University has long had a reputation as being one of the best bargains in the nation for students seeking a college degree.

    Over the years, President Jim Fries and regents have discussed the benefits and drawbacks of that distinction, with Fries often pointing out that in our society, cost is often equated with quality.

  • Slain man’s family upset with judge

    The family of a man who was shot to death and then burned last May is upset that one of the men charged in the case remains out on bond despite twice being accused of violating his conditions of release.

    “He violated, and the judge let him go twice,” said Willie Bachicha, the victim’s father.

    “We want fairness,” said Floribal Bachicha, the victim’s brother. “We’re not asking for favoritism.”

  • Vegas bridge gets a brief makeover

    If you happened upon University Bridge between Pecos Street and Grand Avenue earlier this week, you might have been a little confused.

    The bridge was closed from Monday through Wednesday, and, if you looked closely enough, you may have spotted the black truck with sirens and lettering on the side that spelled out “Policía Federal.” Then there were the Mexican flags flying above the bridge.

    No, you didn’t sleep through a revolution. FX Network was filming the bridge as a double for the bridge between El Paso and Juarez, Mexico.

  • Senior profile - Eloy Gonzales

    By Lupita P. Gonzales
    For the Optic

    During the past 28 years, Eloy Gonzales has fought and survived against difficult odds, proving that he is a fighter. He also has much to celebrate.

  • Jail Log - April 25, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 14 and April 22:
    Randy Ortiz, 36, aggravated DWI, improper use of registration, driving a vehicle at night without lights
    Sage Gallegos, 22, failure to comply with conditions of probation
    Ruby Maestas, 29, mental health hold
    Anthony Romero, 46, aggravated DWI (sixth)
    Richard Martinez, 44, failure to appear, failure to appear bench warrant SM Magistrate /Mora Magistrate
    Andre Trujillo, 21, battery on household member

  • Looking Back - April 25, 2014

    In 1964

    Tuesday, April 21 — Classic League winners, the Barber Quartet, with sponsors, and recipients of a bowling trophy, are the following: Tony Lovato, Ivan Hilton, Rudy Vigil, Filly Vigil, Trancy Rudolph, Charlie Padilla, John Burns, Sol Marmor and Merle Meyer. Teams competing in the State Bowling Tournament this weekend in Albuquerque are Sportsman’s Bar, The Rancheros, Olivas 7-11, the Ball and Chain League and a combined El Nido-Vegas Bowl team.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 25, 2014

    Clean out your medicine cabinets

    The Las Vegas Police Department is asking residents to clear their medicine chests of unused prescription drugs. Police are providing a drop-off site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday outside Community 1st Bank, Sixth and Douglas. The service is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked.