Today's Features

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas resident and retired Judge J. Michael Kavanaugh was honored on April 4 at the 2016 Lifesavers Conference in Long Beach, Calif. 

    Mark Rosekind, administrator for the National Highway Traffic Administration, presented the National Public Service Award to Judge Kavanaugh as part of that organization’s national gathering.

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  • The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot raisin salad, biscuit and margarine, and mandarin oranges

    Philly steak sandwich, French fries, broccoli, and cantaloupe

    Stuffed bell pepper, baked beans, carrots, biscuit, and fruit cocktail

    Pork stir fry, vegetables, salad with dressing, wheat roll and margarine, and apple cobbler

  • Sunday

    HIGH 65° / LOW 41°

    A slight chance of showers between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

    6:01 a.m. to 7:54 p.m.



  • Tuesday, May 10, 1966 — The Annual Junior High School Talent Show, at the Patio Gym, directed by Mrs. Sam Goodman, featured a number of winners. They include: Teddy Montgomery and Jerry Babbitt, original duets; Louis Plagge, Claude Leger, David Cook, Joe Strubbar and Billy Bothwell, in a pantomime; Martha McWilliams, piano solo, “The Swan”; David Trumbull, David Conklin and Charles Pace, rock and roll combo; Don Guerin, David Conklin, Scott Gensemer and Mike Edwards, drama; Beverly Sanchez and Kathy Fisher, Spanish dances.

  • Friday, May 6, 1966 — Fifteen tracksters from Robertson High School and West Las Vegas qualified for District 2A championships over the weekend. They are: Cardinals — David Montoya, Mike Craig, Danny Tapia, Bill Leslie, Eloy Garcia, Abelino Montoya, David Montoya, Cary Guerin, Mike Michalski and Billy Mitchell. Dons — Dickie Roybal, Danny Herrera, Frank Sanchez and Sal Esquibel and Wilfred Garduño.

  • Friday

    HIGH 72° / LOW 42°

    Isolated showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Breezy, with a south wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

    6:03 a.m. to 7:52 p.m.



  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Department of Music presents its Original Music Concert  at 7 p.m. today (Friday) in the Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave.

    The concert features original works written and produced by Highlands University music students, many of whom are in the Music Technology Program. The musical styles include pop, rock, bluegrass, heavy metal, hip-hop and gospel.

  • 5.7.2016
    9 a.m. to noon
    Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, the City of Las Vegas and the NMHU Conservation Club will host a river cleanup. Participants are asked to meet on the River Walk south of Bridge Street near West Las Vegas High School. Trash bags, gloves, and snacks will be provided. For more information, call Katie at 426-7505.