Today's Features

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 72° / LOW 35°

    Sunny, with a high near 72. Windy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
    6:29 a.m. to 5:57 p.m.



  • 3.2.2016

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.


    7 p.m.
    El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Association will hold its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 at 49 Mira Sol Road in the Ojitos Frios Ranches Subdivision. The public is welcome.

    & Ongoing

    March 5

  • Tuesday, March 1, 1966 — A resident of Ribera, who is the father of four small children, two of them in school at Ribera, complained today because of the schools being closed in his area to “allow teachers to play politics in West Las Vegas.” The schools were closed in West Las Vegas, Ribera, San Jose, Bernal and Villanueva. “The people of our community have nothing to do with West Las Vegas elections, and why should we have to keep our children from school to accommodate the School Board?” asked the resident.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 64° / LOW 32°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the morning. Sunday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

    6:32 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.


    HIGH 64° / LOW 33°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Monday night —
    partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

    6:31 a.m. to 5:56 p.m.

  • The lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers,
    with 2 percent milk served with all meals.

    Chicken fried steak, white gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, whole wheat bread, and a brownie cupcake
    Open face turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, and pears
    Barbecue baked chicken, corn on the cob, green beans, whole wheat roll with margarine, and tropical fruit
    Green chile cheese tortilla burger, pork and beans, potato chips, and ice cream

  • •Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The shelter is open for overnight stays Nov. 1 to March 31. The Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available call 454-1390.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 64° / LOW 32°

    Sunny, with a high near 64. Sunday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

    6:32 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.



    HIGH 65° / LOW 36°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Saturday night — mostly clear, with a low around 36.

    6:34 a.m. to 5:54 p.m.



  • Submitted to the Optic

    Harvey Girl Couriers were once an integral part of Harvey House history as they provided women to serve as tour guides. A part of this history will be performed by VanAnn Moore.