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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Work of Art: Is Atticus a racist?

    There was a bit of relief when I read a review of a new book that declares that “Go Set a Watchman,” is not a sequel to the 1960s blockbuster novel that became a great movie, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

    But before proceeding, let me release the long-standing pun regarding the Mexican mixed drink called “Tequila Mockingbird.” There might be some mixicologists who will prepare you a Bloody Mary, or Gin and Tonic or a Hot Toddy, but a Tequila concoction? I don’t think so.

  • Everything Aces for Reno

    Mick Freeman roped in a line-drive single to score Nick Evans for a walk-off winner Monday night in Reno, lifting the host Aces to a 6-5 comeback win over visiting Albuquerque.

    The Isotopes had led 5-0 going into the bottom of the eighth inning but squandered control, allowing three runs in each of the final two frames.

    The setback dropped Albuquerque to 43-52, keeping the Isotopes mired in third place in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Southern Division.

  • Tennis camp