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Today's News

  • Looking ahead - News - July 22, 2015

    Reception for new Highlands President
    New Mexico Highlands University is inviting the public to a community reception to meet the school’s new president, Dr. Sam Minner at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday at Kennedy Alumni Hall.

  • Weather - July 22, 2015

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind 5-15 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 57.

    Friday

  • Death certificate sought for Billy the Kid

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A retired Arizona State University professor is taking his pursuit of a death certificate for Billy the Kid to New Mexico’s highest court.

    Historian Robert J. Stahl filed a petition Friday with the New Mexico Supreme Court to order the state’s medical examiner to create the document for the legendary outlaw, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

  • State struggles to fine-tune naloxone regs

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE— At the same time as New Mexico promotes naloxone as a way to decrease overdose deaths, the state’s Board of Pharmacy is working to increase regulation of the drug.

    “Certain rules have to be applied,” said pharmacy board executive director Ben Kesner. “You can’t just pass (naloxone) out.”

  • In Brief - News - July 22, 2015

    The Associated Press

    PNM gives $19K to local museum

    The PNM Resources Foundation announced Monday that Friends of the Las Vegas City Museum and Rough Rider Collection has been awarded a $19,890 grant for landscaping at the museum.
    The PNM foundation awarded a total of $500,000 to 27 non-profits as part of its initiative aimed at building vibrant communities.

  • Community reception
  • Noticias - July 22, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • 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.
    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 or 426-7594 for more information.

  • Que Pasa - July 22, 2015

    TODAY
    HOY
    • Civic Resources Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22 at the West Las Vegas High School gym. There will be free food and music with information regarding community outreach services, promoting health, nutrition, education, therapy and safety.

    THURSDAY
    JUEVES
    • Community meet and greet reception with new Highlands University President Sam Minner will take place starting at 5:30 on Thursday, July 23 at Kennedy Alumni Hall.

  • Editorial cartoon - July 22, 2015
  • A thrilling achievement

    “The revelations of New Horizons may help us to understand better how our solar system was formed. We explore because we are human, and we want to know. I hope that Pluto will help us on that journey.”
    — Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking

    The magnitude of what scientists have been able to accomplish with NASA’s New Horizons mission is astonishing and is an exciting reminder of why our nation must continue to invest in space exploration.