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Today's News

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Dec. 10, 2014

    The Associated Press
    State eyes merit pay for teachers
    New Mexico’s Public Education Department is expected to announce plans on merit-pay pilot programs at selected schools districts and charter schools.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the $7 million initiative will allow nine school districts and 12 charters to submit their own plans for merit-pay programs.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 10, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, Dec. 10 — Luminarias will be lighted around the West Las Vegas Plaza Friday night in honor of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. According to Luis Olivas, Town Council Christmas chairman, there will be the traditional bonfire type luminarias around the bandstand in the center of the park and the modern paper-bag luminarias around the outside of the park. They will be lighted around 6 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 10, 2014

    Winter Celebration in Pendaries
    A Winter Celebration in Pendaries from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Pendaries Community Center. Children ages 5 and younger are free, children 6 to 11 are $10, people older than 12 are $15. Price per person includes a traditional New Mexican holiday meal with tamales, red beef and green chicken enchiladas, posole, pinto beans, tortillas, garnishes, beverages and biscochitos. Live music performed by the Mora High School Mariachi Group and a special visit from Santa. Call 505-231-0882 to make your reservations by Thursday.

  • Weather - Dec. 10, 2014

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 31. South wind around 5 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 61. West wind 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 38.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:59 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.

  • Noticias - Dec. 10, 2014

    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. From November through March, the shelter is open for overnight stays. Their 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.

  • Achievement awards
  • Que Pasa - Dec. 10, 2014

    TODAY
    HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10 in the children’s area of the public library. This weeks’ book is “Christmas Mice!” by Bethany Roberts Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY
    JUEVES

  • Don’t miss ‘Nunsense’

    Who says there’s nothing to do in Las Vegas? A look at the listings in Friday’s newspaper provided a plethora of activities, two of which were the Electric Light Parade and “Nunsense,” a musical comedy presented by the Nat Gold Players.

    Those who attended the opening performances at the new event center attached to Charlie’s Restaurant left with a good feeling. One test of a successful music-comedy performance comes when those who attended leave the venue with memorable tunes or catchy lines still running through their heads.

  • Editorial cartoons - Dec. 10, 2014
  • Work of Art: Belting out a hymn

    A number of years ago, when our oldest son, Stan Adam, moved from Seattle to Denmark to find his way with Microsoft, that created an opportunity for us to travel long distances to visit him.