https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en LVPD gets $2K in tech funds as part of court settlement https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/lvpd-gets-2k-tech-funds-part-court-settlement <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/10_6_how_many_police_1_1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <em>Las Vegas Optic reports</em></p> <p> In a recently released statement, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the Las Vegas Police Department is one of seven government agencies to get a share of a $220,000 settlement in a technology price-fixing case.</p> <p> The LVPD received a check from Balderas for $28,029 for an electronic evidence management system. This will include software licenses, installation and unlimited training.</p> The value of hard work https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/value-hard-work <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/6_24_e_romero_hose_old_from_andy_k.jpg" alt="A “pop-up” preview of the E. Romero Museum will be on display during Las Vegas Fiestas next weekend. Construction of the next phase of the museum is expected to be completed as early as September." title="A “pop-up” preview of the E. Romero Museum will be on display during Las Vegas Fiestas next weekend. Construction of the next phase of the museum is expected to be completed as early as September." align="left" hspace="6" width="133" height="85" /><p> <em>By Shane Flores, Special to the Optic</em><br /> <em>NOTE: This is the second in a series about the E. Romero Hose and Fire Building restoration and museum project. The first story appeared in the June 17 Optic.</em></p> <p> The City of Las Vegas Museum will host an E. Romero Museum pop-up at the E. Romero Hose and Fire building on Bridge Street during the Fiestas that begin next weekend.</p> Taking back medicine https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/taking-back-medicine <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/take_back_day.jpg" alt="A multi-agency drug take-back day, held in Las Vegas in late April, took in large quantities of unused medicine. From the left are Interim Las Vegas Chief Chris Lopez, Adrian Crespin of the NMHU Campus Police, San Miguel County Sheriff’s deputies Jonathan Crespin and Eric Esquibel, Sonia Gomez of the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department, Angela Salazar of the NMHU Campus Police, San Miguel County Sheriff’s deputy R.J.. Lopez,San Miguel DWI program Director Yolanda Cruz, Desiree Martinez of the San Miguel Substance Abuse Coalition, Alice King of the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Barbara Venturi of Elks Lodge 408 and NMHU Police Chief Clarence Romero." title="A multi-agency drug take-back day, held in Las Vegas in late April, took in large quantities of unused medicine. From the left are Interim Las Vegas Chief Chris Lopez, Adrian Crespin of the NMHU Campus Police, San Miguel County Sheriff’s deputies Jonathan Crespin and Eric Esquibel, Sonia Gomez of the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department, Angela Salazar of the NMHU Campus Police, San Miguel County Sheriff’s deputy R.J.. Lopez,San Miguel DWI program Director Yolanda Cruz, Desiree Martinez of the San Miguel Substance Abuse Coalition, Alice King of the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Barbara Venturi of Elks Lodge 408 and NMHU Police Chief Clarence Romero." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> <em>Las Vegas Optic reports</em></p> <p> A multi-agency opportunity for people to safely dispose of their unused or unwanted prescription medications &mdash; no questions asked, by turning them in to law enforcement &mdash; took place April 28 at Highlands University&rsquo;s Melody Park.</p> <p> Organizers said it was an event for the community to come together and provide families with a positive, informative day filled with healthy, fun activities.</p> N.M. population growth trails other western states https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/nm-population-growth-trails-other-western-states <p> <em>By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press</em></p> <p> SANTA FE &mdash; New Mexico&rsquo;s population has grown at the slowest rate in the western U.S. during the past decade, with more people migrating away from the state than arriving, according to research released Wednesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts.</p> <p> The analysis highlights demographic challenges confronting state and local leaders in New Mexico as they try boost employment opportunities and stem the flight of young professionals and tradesmen to more economically robust states.</p> Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, June 24, 2018 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/jail-log-sundays-optic-june-24-2018 <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/handcuffed_13.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <em>The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 13 and June 20, 2018:</em></p> <p> Jesus F. Maes, Felony Attempted Aggravated Battery (Deadly Weapon).</p> <p> Veronica Martinez, Bench Warrant, Failure To Appear / Failure To Pay.</p> <p> Jennifer Rue, Felony Probation Violation, Use Or Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia.</p> <p> Dathian Lee Lucero, Resisting Arrest, Local City Ordinance, Shoplifting ($250 Or Less).</p> <p> Andrew Gabriel Pino, Shoplifting, Three Bench Warrants, Fta / Ftp.</p> Pearce to SOS: Pay up on court-ordered fees https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/pearce-sos-pay-court-ordered-fees <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pearce_steve.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <em>The Associated Press</em></p> <p> SANTA FE &mdash; U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce&rsquo;s gubernatorial campaign is demanding the state pay more than $133,000 from a lawsuit settlement before the November election.</p> <p> The Santa Fe New Mexico reports that attorneys for the Republican&rsquo;s campaign on Thursday said the funds are needed before election day.</p> <p> They warned of legal action if the money isn&rsquo;t received next month.</p> Prizes, valuable information given away at bike rodeo https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/prizes-valuable-information-given-away-bike-rodeo <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/6_24_bicycle_rodeo_kiwanis.jpg" alt="Walmart manager Lee Simpson is shown alongside Jayden Ortega and Diego Valerio, who won new bicycles at the June 2 Kiwanis Bicycle Safety Rodeo." title="Walmart manager Lee Simpson is shown alongside Jayden Ortega and Diego Valerio, who won new bicycles at the June 2 Kiwanis Bicycle Safety Rodeo." align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> <em>Las Vegas Optic reports</em></p> <p> On Saturday, June 2, the 27th annual Bike Safety Rodeo was presented by the Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas, The Las Vegas State Farm Insurance Co., the New Mexico Department of Transportation, Safe Kids New Mexico, the New Mexico Brain Injury Foundation and the Las Vegas Walmart store.</p> <p> Walmart provided the use of its&nbsp; parking lot for the rodeo and also donated a bicycle to one of the participants.</p> <p> Kiwanis member Harry Leippe donated another bike for Kiwanis. The awarded bikes go to a girl and a boy.</p> Achieving the quest of financial security https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/achieving-quest-financial-security <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kraftricknew_13.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <em>By Rick Kraft</em></p> <p> In the lives we live we all basically want the same things: happiness, health, and financial security. But with these as targets, many of us miss the mark.</p> <p> There is often a large gap between what we want and what we are willing to do to accomplish what we want. What is in our heads does not always play out in our actions. And it does no good to think, think, and think without taking action.</p>