Today's News

  • In Brief - Health - Oct. 26, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Suit brought over ‘death’

    CHICAGO — The parents of an 8-year-old boy who has had severe brain damage for years have sued a Chicago hospital, alleging that doctors pronounced their son dead, keeping him off his ventilator for hours, even though relatives continued to insist that the boy’s eyes and body were still moving.

  • Freezing eggs for fertility works

    By Lauran Neergaard
    AP Medical Writer
    WASHINGTON — Freezing human eggs can be successful in treating infertility, but guidelines issued Friday still urge caution for women hoping to pause a ticking biological clock.
    Egg freezing had long been labeled experimental, but the American Society for Reproductive Medicine declared that’s no longer the case. The group cited studies that found younger women are about as likely to get pregnant if they used frozen-and-thawed eggs for their infertility treatment as if they used fresh ones.

  • Rec center fees inching up

    The city’s Abe Montoya Recreation Center is implementing a new fee structure next week, which means higher prices for some people using the facility.

    Among the changes:

    • Day swimming and gym passes will jump from $1 to $3, making the prices consistent with current charges for the fitness center and racquetball.

    • Senior Circle swimming prices will go from 50 cents to $1.50.

    • Monthly passes will cost $32, a $2 increase

  • Horns aplenty - ‘Glowing’ band to entertain crowd

    Those who attend tonight’s West Las Vegas band production will be treated to a visual feast in addition to great music.

    The event begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at the Frank Herrera Complex on  the West Las Vegas campus.

    The band will be using black lights for its artistic Glow in the Dark show.

  • Ambulance tax pushed for Mora

    Mora County officials say passage of a proposed gross receipts tax increase is crucial in order for the county to be able to provide ambulance service to county residents.

    The measure, raising the gross receipts tax in Mora County by one-fourth of 1 percent — is one of the items on the Nov. 6 ballot.

    Under state law, the money generated — county officials are estimating it would be about $60,000 a year — would be available for use on ambulance, dispatch and behavioral health services.

  • City to buy land near Keyes Park

    The city of Las Vegas plans to buy property west of Keyes Park for possible expansion of the park, and it’s getting a great deal on the land.

    The 1.5 acre property is at the southeast corner of First Street and Mills Avenue. The vacant land is zoned for general commercial use and has been appraised at $295,000, City Attorney Dave Romero has said.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 24, 2012

    In 1962

    Thursday, Oct. 25 — Type 2 Sabin Oral Polio Vaccine will be offered on Sunday, at Stu Clark Gym, the Employment Office, North Public School, South Public School, Mora High School, Anton Chico School, Villanueva School and Wagon Mound. The vaccine will be given on a cube of sugar to be swallowed. Dr. Isaac Terr is in charge of the program.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 24, 2012

    Halloween carnival is Thursday
    The Los Niños Elementary Parent Teacher Association is sponsoring a Halloween carnival from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. this Thursday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Activities will include a Spaghetti Bowl for $5, bike raffles, face painting, cake walk, jumper and sack races.

  • Weather - Oct. 24, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 77. Windy, with a southwest wind 10-20 mph, increasing to 20-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 38. West wind 15-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 24.


  • Correction - Oct. 24, 2012

    The Oct. 17 Optic article on the anti-fracking film, “Tierra Arraigadas, Rooted Lands” had an incorrect date for an upcoming showing in Mora. The correct date is Nov. 10.