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Today's News

  • ‘Floozy’ to kick off Music Fest

    In the past, “Floozy” was a street term to describe a promiscuous woman, but this time around, the term identifies a band that cannot be put into any music genre. The music played by the band “Floozy” is unique and crosses traditional music barriers.

  • Governor backs teen curfew

    The Associated Press

    Gov. Susana Martinez voiced her support Monday for letting communities decide for themselves whether to impose and enforce curfews for teens, saying such measures can be an important tool for keeping youngers on the right track.

    Even though the next legislative session is dedicated to budget and tax issues, Martinez said the question of local curfews will be added to her call for the 30-day session that begins in January.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 19, 2015

    In 1965
    Thursday, Aug. 19 — Registration for Robertson High School evening classes will start Aug. 31 at the high school office, Friedman and Fifth. The program is open to all persons over 17 years of age who are interested and who present an educational background indicating successful participation in eight grades of elementary education or the equivalent. Offerings include typing, English, business mathematics, history, social science and biology.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 19, 2015

    Sen. Udall to meet with constituents
    Representatives from the office of U.S. Senator Tom Udall will hold “Udall Serving You” Office Hours for San Miguel County residents who need help with issues related to federal agencies. The office hours will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at the Old Armory Building located at 917 Douglas Ave. in Las Vegas. Residents of Las Vegas and the surrounding communities are encouraged to stop by.

  • Weather - Aug. 19, 2015

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 53. Southeast wind 5-10 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 57.

    Friday

  • Back-to-school Bash
  • Que Pasa - Aug. 19, 2015

    TODAY
    HOY
    •  Carnegie Library Story Time is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19 in the children’s area of library. This week’s book is “Barnaby Goes to School” by Wendy Rouillard. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - August 19, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • 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. The Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing, bedding, etc. 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.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 19, 2015
  • A worthwhile investment

    The statistics are startling. According to Pat Leahan of the Las Vegas Peace and Justice Center, 80 percent of the people booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center end up back in the county jail within four weeks of being released.

    That’s an incredibly high recidivism rate, particularly considering that the national rate is 43.4 percent within one year, Leahan notes.