Today's News

  • WLV cheer camp starts Monday

    The defending state champion West Las Vegas cheer squad is hosting a camp for youth cheerleaders this coming week.

    The camp is for those in kindergarten through fifth grade. It will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at Armijo Elementary’s gym, culminating with a performance during the West Las Vegas home football opener on Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Herrera Complex. The performances will take place in the first half and at halftime of the game.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Aug. 26-29

    SUNDAY (Aug. 26)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces (home finale), 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque


    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.
    • Robertson (B) at Santa Fe, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas (B) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League games TBA, Rodriguez Softball Complex

  • Mora County man charged with child endangerment

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Charges have been filed against a Mora County man who was driving a vehicle and had a rollover wreck in June with his two young children with him.

  • More perks coming to El Fidel Hotel

    When it opened in the early 1920s, the El Fidel Hotel offered travelers more than just an affordable, comfortable place to sleep. Guests could sit down to eat breakfast or lunch, grab a drink at the bar, or gather with friends in a comfortable setting.

    Soon, travelers and Las Vegas locals alike will once again be able to enjoy the El Fidel in much the same way.

  • Five WLV schools receive ‘F’ grades

    For the past six years, the Public Education Department has been grading schools’ performance using an A-through-F letter grade system. For the 2017-18 school year, two schools in the West Las Vegas School District received an A, three others received a C, and five were given an F.

    Union Elementary received an A for the third consecutive year, and Tony Serna Jr. Elementary rose from a D to an A.

    “I have good teachers across the whole district,” said West Las Vegas Superintendent Chris Gutierrez.

  • No special housing meeting scheduled

    A special meeting that was to occur within the seven days designated by the Las Vegas Housing Authority Commission had not been scheduled as of Optic press time Thursday.

    At its Aug. 15 regular monthly meeting, the Commission, which is composed  of the Las Vegas City Council and mayor, along with Ember Davis, voted to hold a meeting “within one week” to give city and Housing Authority staff and legal counsel time to put together resolutions.

  • Billions in federal funding at risk for N.M. in 2020 Census

    By Christian Marquez, Searchlight New Mexico

    You won’t find James Ironmoccasin’s house on Google Maps. To get to his place on the northeastern edge of the Navajo Nation, head east from the 7-2-11 gas station on Highway 64 in Shiprock, take the sixth turn into “Indian Village,” a neighborhood of small, unnumbered houses on a winding, ungraded and nameless dirt lane, and follow for about a quarter mile, then turn at the dilapidated corral of horses.

  • LV attorney receives state honor

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of New Mexico’s Criminal Law Attorney Marc A. Grano as Three Years 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction.

    The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Criminal Law attorneys in each state.

  • Back to classes for Luna students

    Luna Community College students Kylar Duggins, Jarrett Graham, Dylan Begay, Kyle Smith and John Wellington register for classes at Luna Community College on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Duggins, a freshman from Aztec is majoring in computer science; Graham, a sophomore from Farmington is majoring in general studies; Begay, a freshman from Shiprock is majoring in nursing; Smith, a sophomore from Albuquerque, is majoring in computer science and Wellington, a freshman from Deming, is majoring in accounting. Classes began this past Monday.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, August 24, 2018

    Saturday, Aug. 25
    The 40th annual Las Vegas Arts Council’s People’s Faire welcomes more than 60 arts, crafts and specialty food vendors to an outdoor market at Carnegie Library Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, rain or shine. Visit LasVegasArtsCouncil.org or call 505-425-1085 for more information.

    Saturday, Aug. 25