Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 28, 2013

    • Las Vegas city league championship tournament, men’s division semifinal, Hackers vs. Tecolote, 7:15 p.m., city softball complex

    • Las Vegas city league championship tournament, losers’ bracket final, 6 p.m.; men’s final, 7:15 p.m., (“if” game to follow); city softball complex
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m.,  Socorro


  • McGrady calls it quits

    The Associated Press

    Those sleepy eyes always betrayed Tracy McGrady.

    Whether he was pouring in 13 points in 35 seconds for Houston in 2004 or sitting on the bench and watching the San Antonio Spurs win another playoff game in June without needing him, that cool expression rarely changed. It all looked almost too easy for McGrady, even if it rarely was.

  • Stallworth among NFL cuts

    The Associated Press
    Donte’ Stallworth’s NFL comeback from a hot air balloon accident might have ended Monday when he was released by the Washington Redskins.
    Stallworth could catch on with another team, especially with so many injuries at wide receiver throughout the league during the preseason. But, for now, the 32-year-old veteran of 10 NFL seasons is unemployed.

  • BREAKING: San Miguel County Clerk to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

    San Miguel County Clerk Melanie Y. Rivera is joining the ranks of clerks in Doña Ana, Santa Fe and Bernalillo counties in issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

    She said she made the decision after consulting with county attorney Jesus Lopez and the county clerk’s affiliate in New Mexico. Rivera, a Democrat, said she had wanted to issue the license for a long time but waited because of the murky legal issues involved.

  • BREAKING: Bomb team detonates deteriorating dynamite

    New Mexico State Police Bomb Team conducted an emergency detonation of deteriorating dynamite found at the Mora/San Miguel Electric Cooperative lot. The detonation occurred around 2 p.m. at the lot located on Williams Drive.

    According to a NMSP press release, the badly deteriorated dynamite was located during a routine ground cleaning and maintenance of the cooperative’s lot. The dynamite was located in a manhole located in the cooperative's lot.

  • Relief from rainfall limited

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Despite recent heavy monsoon rains during the month of July, the city was not able to capture and store much of the runoff due to limitations of the water system and regulations governing use of Gallinas river water, city officials say.

    “People keep coming up to me and saying, “We’re in great shape because of all that rain, que no?” said Las Vegas City Manager Tim Dodge. “Well, I’m sorry but that’s just not been the case.”

  • New judge - New judge is HU alumnus

    New Mexico Highlands University

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez appointed New Mexico Highlands University alumnus and criminal defense attorney Edward M. Gallegos as San Miguel County magistrate judge.

    Gallegos will be sworn in August 22. He replaces Philip Romero, a longtime magistrate judge who retired in April.

  • More details emerge in Mathis case

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Recently unsealed state Supreme Court documents offer further insight into the office politics and internal power struggles at the Fourth Judicial District Court in Las Vegas that preceded the departure of longtime District Judge Eugenio Mathis and his wife, Michelle Pino-Mathis.

  • Feldman takes job in Oregon

    Former city councilor Andrew Feldman says he’s leaving his position at Luna Community College in part because of the dysfunction that exists with the board of trustees.

    “It’s bittersweet because I like Vegas,” Feldman said during a recent telephone interview. “Vegas is unique. There’s great people here. It’s a great place to live, but I have to go where my career takes me. I love my home. I love this town. It’s a great place, but it’s time for a new adventure.”

  • Three charged in alleged rapes

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Three men charged with rape stemming from three separate incidents are being held in the San Miguel County Detention Center, according to jail and court records.

    The three accused are Diego Lucero, 20, of the 500 block of Mountain View Drive or 100 block of Silva Avenue, both in Las Vegas;  Anthony Ray “Spooky” Esquibel, 35, of the 500 block of Chavez Street in Las Vegas; and Alvin Quintana, 49, of the 100 block of Camino Rael or HC 74, Box 843, both in Pecos.