Today's News

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Aug. 26, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Cop allegedly had sex with underage girl

    LAS CRUCES — A New Mexico police detective has been arrested on charges of having an inappropriate relationship with a teenager.
    The Las Cruces Police Department said Michael Garcia was arrested Friday in connection with allegations that he had sex with a teenage girl believed to be 17 at the time.
    The 37-year-old was charged with one count each of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and criminal sexual contact of a minor.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 26, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Aug. 27 — A meeting will be held on the night of Sept. 9 at Las Vegas, when Robert De La Rue, executive engineer for the Highway Department, will seek permission to bypass the city with the new Interstate 25. The “anti-bypass law” makes permission mandatory from all incorporated communities or county units before the highway department may go around any community. Similar meetings are scheduled for Tierra Amarilla and Truth or Consequences.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Aug. 26, 2013

    Cleveland Millfest
    The Cleveland Millfest will take place this coming Saturday and Sunday at the Cleveland Roller Mill Museum just north of Mora. Arts and crafts and more will be on display.

  • Weather - Aug. 26, 2013

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Partly cloudy overnight with a low around 55.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Becoming partly cloudy overnight with a low around 55.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Overnight, a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms; partly cloudy with a low around 56.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 85; 10 percent chance of evening showers.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:29 a.m. to 7:36 p.m.

  • Farewell
  • Noticias - August 26, 2013

    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: WalMart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.
    • Robertson High School Class of 1963 is having its 50th reunion in

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 26, 2013

    • Immaculate Conception Church religious education registration, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, and Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Center. The classes are for grades first through fifth. For more information, call 425-1455.


  • AG is right on drug laws

    Harsh federal mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug crimes have done little to curb the drug problem in this nation, though they have resulted in overcrowded prisons.

    So it’s refreshing to hear Attorney General Eric Holder talking about a more rational approach to dealing with those who break federal drug laws. For instance, he is pledging to no longer charge low-level, nonviolent drug offenders who have no ties to gangs or large-scale drug operations with offenses that require stiff mandatory sentences.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 26, 2013
  • Another Perspective — Marketplace and Medicare

    If you haven’t already, you’re going to hear a lot over the next few months about the Health Insurance Marketplace, a new and convenient way to shop for health care coverage.

    The initial enrollment period kicks off on Oct. 1 and runs through March 31, 2014. During that time, the Marketplace is likely to turn into a household word, as health insurance becomes the topic of TV and radio shows, newspaper articles, Internet messages and everyday conversations.