Today's Features

  • 1.20.2016

    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.


    5 to 7 p.m.
    The Las Vegas Jewish Community Inc. will host a Tu B’Shavat potluck seder and silent auction at Temple Montefiore (Newman Chapel) located on Eighth St. and Columbia. All are welcome. For more information, contact Diana Presser at dianaepresser@gmail.com or 425-9576.


  • Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1966 — A tangle of cars and trucks, which included a school bus, resulted when seven vehicles were involved in an accident at Eighth and Douglas at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The school bus, which had been trying to go north up the hill through several inches of ice and snow, ended up across the street alongside parked automobiles at the curb. There were no injuries.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 47° / LOW 22°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 22.

    7:09 a.m. to 5:13 p.m.



    HIGH 50° / LOW 26°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Monday night —
    partly cloudy, with a low around 26.

    7:09 a.m. to 5:14 p.m.


  • 1.18.2016

    All day
    San Miguel County offices will be closed on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King’s birthday. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

    All day
    The office of the Las Vegas Optic will be closed in honor the Martin Luther King’s birthday. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.


    9 a.m.

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    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1966 — A $2,800,000 contract to manufacture 100-foot cargo parachutes has been awarded to the Jayval Company of New Mexico, Ivan Hilton, president of the firm announced today. “This contract, the largest in the history of the company, will give us a backlog of contracts amounting to $3,750,000 going into 1966,” Hilton said this morning after word was received from the Army Aviation Supply Command in St. Louis, Mo.

  • Friday

    HIGH 39° / LOW 15°

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers after 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 39. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Friday night ­— a 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 11 p.m.

    7:10 a.m. to 5:11 p.m.



  • 1.15.2016

    7 p.m.
    Syrian activist Alaa Basatneh will do a presentation on her work as part of United World College-USA Global Issues. Basatneh is featured in the award winning documentary #ChicagoGirl. Her presentation will take place in the school’s auditorium. For more information, contact Carmen Stone at carmen.stone@uwc-usa.org.


    10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Monday, Jan. 17, 1966 — The first steps were taken Saturday afternoon toward formation of a group of young people who really care, to act as “compadres” to children from environments of poverty or neglect. Meeting at the San Miguel county court house, 20 representatives of local high schools and Highlands University heard Brother Godfrey C. Reggis, F.S.C., of St Michael’s High School in Santa Fe tell of the program as it’s been carried on there.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 49° / LOW 23°

    Sunny, with a high near 49. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    7:10 a.m. to 5:09 p.m



    HIGH 45° / LOW 19°

    Sunny, with a high near 45. West wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

    7:10 a.m. to 5:10 p.m.