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  • Looking Back - April 9, 2012

    In 1912

    Thursday, April 16 — Walk from Pacific to Atlantic: Tired and footsore, but in robust health and excellent spirits, J. Justice and M. Brady, who are walking from San Francisco to New York City, and return, as a wager of $1,500, arrived in Las Vegas at about 2:30 o’clock this morning after a tramp of 13 hours, during which they walked from Lamy (to) here, a distance of 48 miles.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 9, 2012

    Forums for runoff election this week

    Highlands University’s political science department is sponsoring question-and-answer sessions for the mayoral and council candidates running in the April 17 runoffs. The Ward 3 session will be this coming Tuesday. The mayoral session will be this coming Thursday. Both begin at 5:30 p.m. at Highlands’ Sininger Hall, room 100.

  • Weather - April 9, 2012

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. West wind 5-10 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.


  • Alternative radio founder to speak at UWC-USA

    Submitted to the Optic

    David Barsamian, founder and director of Alternative Radio, will speak on how language is used in American politics and how we must understand the new media landscape in order to differentiate between truth and fabrication.

    Co-sponsored by UWC-USA, Cultural Energy, Las Vegas Peace & Justice Center, and Casa de Cultura, the presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 9 in the Sasakawa Center. It is free and open to the public.

  • Police warn of invasions

    Two men armed with a crowbar and a handgun reportedly showed up at a home on the 500 block of Old National Road Tuesday morning pretending to need help.

    “They were claiming they needed help for some reason ... and that’s what they used to get the homeowners to actually open the door and come out to them or let them in,” state police Lt. Craig Martin said.

    The couple inside the home, however, had a weapon of their own, and they used it to scare the suspects off, Martin said.

  • Second Chances

    Five horses, five teenage boys and one incredible project.

    Fifteen-year-olds Raymond Martinez, Seth Eschaugh, Joaquin Lucero, Roger Montaño and Paul Garcia have different backgrounds, but they’ve had one common goal since October: to break-in a horse while improving their own lives as part of “Project Hope.”

    Later this month, they’ll get to see the results of their work and dedication.

    Their horses will be put up for sale as part of the local Ride to Pride organization’s “Project Hope Colt Sale.”

  • Member ousted from P&Z board

    The Planning & Zoning commissioner who illegally parked a manufactured home on his daughter’s property has been ousted from the commission.

  • New refuge step closer to reality

    After months of studying the idea, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to move forward with plans to establish a new wildlife refuge in Mora County.

    And it wants to use that new refuge to anchor a much larger conservation area in the Rio Mora watershed in Mora, San Miguel and Colfax counties.

  • Looking Back - April 6, 2012

    In 1912

    Thursday, April 16 — Dr. M.W. Rouf is named dictator of the Las Vegas Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #954. Howard Davis was named vice-dictator.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 6, 2012

    Easter egg hunts planned for this weekend

    At least two Easter egg hunts are planned for this weekend. The first will start at 1 p.m. Saturday at the West Las Vegas football field. For more information call 505-617-5078.

    The second one, sponsored by the Las Vegas Elks Lodge, begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Robertson football field. Prizes will be given out, and all ages are invited to attend. For more information, call 425-6181.