Today's Features

  • I have more than one drawer full of junk, stuff, treasures and more. I suspect most of my readers have one also.

    Therefore the theme of this column reflects a drawer, a file full of snippets I’ve planned to write about.

    The Rangers of Mora High School will host the Tri-Cities Tournament.

    Senior Lunch Menu

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

    Pot roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, potluck roll with margarine, and spice cake

    Burrito, Spanish rice, salsa corn, salad with dressing, and sliced apple


  • Monday, Dec. 20, 1965 — In a show of force, several state liquor inspectors were in Las Vegas Saturday night checking local liquor establishments. State Liquor Director Howard Babcock’s office today termed the visit “routine inspections”; however, an earlier report indicated they were a show of strength by the State Liquor Division, probably resulting from a Dec. 4 incident involving Las Vegans and a liquor inspector.

  • Friday

    HIGH 45° / LOW 23°

    A 10 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Southwest wind 15 to 20 mph.

    7:08 a.m. to 4:54 p.m.



    HIGH 30° / LOW 16°

    Snow likely. Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near 30. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    7:09 a.m. to 4:54 p.m.



  • 12.25.2015

    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The city of Las Vegas solid waste department’s transfer station will be closed until Saturday, Dec. 26. Only commercial routes will be serviced on Friday, Dec. 25 and Saturday, Dec. 26. For more information, call 426-0350.

    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed for the Christmas holiday. The office will re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 28

  • Submit your
    calendar items and notices to…
    •Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community 1st, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; and Wells Fargo. State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Thursday, Dec. 16, 1965 — Major Ivan Ray Litherland has returned to Las Vegas following a year in Viet Nam. He was recently awarded the Bronze Star, the Air Medal and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Major Litherland left Las Vegas Dec. 15, 1964 for duty in Viet Nam. While he was away, his wife, Joyce, and their children remained in Las Vegas. Upon his arrival, he was met by his wife and family and by Joyce’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Hilton.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 47° / LOW 18°

    A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Windy, with a west wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

    7:07 a.m. to 4:52 p.m.



    HIGH 41° / LOW 29°

    A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Southwest wind around 15 mph.

    7:08 a.m. to 4:53 p.m.


  • 12.23.2015
    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The city of Las Vegas solid waste department will collect residential routes normally serviced on Thursday on Wednesday, Dec. 23 due to the Christmas holiday. For more information, call 426-0350.