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Today's News

  • Family Partnership has new digs

    School has started for both local school districts, but for one local school, getting into a renovated building was a task in itself.

    In early August staff members of West Las Vegas Family Partnership were finally able to move into their renovated building after numerous delays in the project that was originally set to be finished in May.

    The delay prompted board member Henry Abeyta to publicly question whether future projects should be awarded to local contractor Franken Construction.

  • Scavenger hunt a fun experience

    Anyone who knows me well knows I’m far from a morning person. Getting up at 7 a.m. on a Sunday and out of the house would be out of the question normally. But Sunday, Jim Terr’s Las Vegas Treasure Hunt, not only got me up just after sunrise, but it got me out of the house before 8.

    My girlfriend, Shannon Trujillo, joined me on what I dubbed a good couple adventure. And adventure it was; we bonded as a couple, learned more about the history of Las Vegas, and just had a blast together.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 27, 2014

    104th Bean Day kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday with a bean cleaning party at the firehouse in Wagon Mound. Several events take place Saturday, Sunday and Monday including a free barbecue at noon on Monday at the village park.

  • Police called to brawl at fundraiser

    Las Vegas police are continuing to investigate a brawl that broke out at a fundraising event Saturday night and left four people injured.

    Officers were dispatched to El Rialto restaurant on Bridge Street at about 10:15. Saturday night in reference to a fight in progress in the restaurant’s patio. Commander Ken Jenkins, of the Las Vegas Police Department, said there was a fundraising event for a cancer patient going on at the time.

  • State expects higher revenues next year

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    About $285 million should be available in the next budget year for spending increases on state government programs, public education and to offset potential tax cuts, according to a new revenue forecast released Monday.

    If the Legislature and governor agree to put all $285 million into programs and services, that would allow a 4.6 percent increase in spending in the 2016 fiscal year, which begins next July and runs through June 2016.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Aug. 27, 2014

    Optic Staff and Wire
     

  • Looking Back - Aug. 27, 2014

    In 1964
    Friday, Aug. 28 — Two palomino colts belonging to Jack, Hermes of Hot Springs Blvd. were poisoned recently by arrow root weed which has been found growing in the pasture where the animals were kept. Dr. Walton Hawk, local veterinarian, warns the weed is extremely poisonous to stock, and suggests horse owners be alert to observe the plant.. The weed is a member of the milk-weed family and resembles it although not quite as tall. Stalks broken give forth a sticky, milky substance. Of of the Hermes’ colts died, the other is recovering.

  • Weather - Aug. 27, 2014

    Wednesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Thursday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

  • Noticias - Aug. 27, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help with the medical treatment expenses for Joel Baca. He has been receiving medical treatment in Denver at the University of Colorado Hospital and is battling several medical problems. The donation account is under Joel Baca at Wells Fargo bank.

  • 50-year reunion