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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon: April 20, 2016
  • Editorial: Officials must step up

    The resignation of West Las Vegas School Board member Anthony “Leroy” Benavidez brings an end to an unfortunate chapter in the school district’s history.

    Benavidez had served on the board for more than a year, voting on contracts, policies and personnel matters. But it turns out that Benavidez wasn’t qualified to serve on the board due to a 2002 felony drug conviction.

    Under state law, a felon is not eligible to hold public office unless the individual has received a pardon or has had his or her political rights fully restored.

  • A work of Art: Can one be avauntular?

    Often I appreciate and therefore adopt new words. At a gathering where I ran into a niece, I heard her say, “You’re so avuncular.” The “ular” ending told me the word likely is an adjective, which it is. I’d heard and used the word before, and I’m glad of my specific relationship with Kathy: I’m her uncle, and to her, I’m avuncular, I suppose because I act like an uncle.

  • Looking Back April 20, 2015

    Tuesday, April 19, 1966 — Gilbert Gonzales, 20, has qualified to attend the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., as a midshipman. Gonzales will report to the Academy in June to commence his Naval career. Gonzales is a 1965 graduate of Robertson High School. While there he participated in many school activities and held several offices in the student body as well as being voted the outstanding athlete of the year during his senior year.

  • Weather April 20, 2016

    Wednesday

    HIGH 67° / LOW 36°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. West wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:25 a.m. to 7:36 p.m.

     

    Thursday

    HIGH 65° / LOW 39°

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:24 a.m. to 7:37 p.m.

  • Students of the month - April 20, 2016
  • Noticias April 20, 2016

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    •Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Community First, Legion; Southwest Capital, Douglas; State Employees Credit Union, Mills. Optical: Eye Associates, Infinite Vision, Insight Optical, Walmart, Other: Alta Vista Hospital Gift Shop, Legion. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Highlands’ Career Fair set for Thursday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University students and alumni have the opportunity to meet a record number of employers and recruiters at the university’s annual Spring Career Fair on Thursday.

    The free event requires no pre-registration and will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave.

  • Vatos fall in regional final

    New Mexico Highlands’ pursuit of a national championship in small-college rugby came to a halt in the regional final this past weekend in Vallejo, Calif.

    The Vatos reached the Elite Eight but lost to national playoff veteran Claremont Colleges 37-22 in the PacWest Region championship on Sunday.

  • Topes get even with Tacoma

    Las Vegas Optic

    Chris Nelson launched a solo home run in the fourth inning to give Albuquerque an 11-3 advantage en route to an 11-6 win Monday against visiting Tacoma at Isotopes Park.

    The Isotopes, who evened their season record at 6-6, did most of the damage in the bottom of the second, when they bullied Rainiers staring pitcher Joe Wieland for seven runs.

    Nelson finished 4 for 4 with four runs batted in and two runs scored.