Today's Features

  • Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1965 — Fire fighting equipment en route to an alarm on Commerce early Tuesday afternoon was forced to go to a crossing several blocks north of University in order to get around Santa Fe trains which blocked three tracks. A fire in the attic of 113 Commerce caused the alarm,  and both East Las Vegas and E. Romero trucks headed for the crossing at the end of Jackson, only to find it blocked by a freight train.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 27° / LOW 15°

    Snow likely. Widespread blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around 15. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    7:09 a.m. to 4:55 p.m.



    HIGH 35° / LOW 13°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Monday night —
    Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.

    7:09 a.m. to 4:55 p.m.


  • 1.1.2016
    The 20th Annual Polar Bear Plunge will take place at Storrie Lake State Park. Admission to the park is $5 per vehicle.

    & Ongoing
    Magic: The Gathering tournaments from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Friday at The Spot Community Center at 1413 Chavez St. It will be standard format. For more information, contact Jaibo at jaibo.e.bailey27@gmail.com or at 469-394-4728.

    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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    •The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • 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