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Today's News

  • Bill contains millions for state hospital

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Deeply divided Democrats and Republicans headed home Saturday from a special legislative session dominated by partisan conflict over plans to draw new boundaries of districts for elected offices.

  • N.M. border to see another drop in apprehensions

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    The number of illegal immigrants apprehended along the Mexico-New Mexico border is expected to drop again and is following a steep decline that began five years ago, according to officials at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

    The fiscal year ending Oct. 1 will see another big decrease from the prior year and is likely a result of more border patrol agents and new technology infrastructure, said agency spokesman Doug Mosier.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 26, 2011

    In 1911

  • Looking Ahead - Sept. 26, 2011

    Community meeting is Thursday

    Las Vegas Marketing and Branding Community meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 29, at the Highlands University Student Senate Chambers in the Student Center Building, across from Perkins Stadium. For more information, call 454-1401 ext. 3277.

  • Weather - Sept. 26, 2011

    Monday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. West wind  5-10 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. North wind around 5 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming east. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

    Wednesday

  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas remains in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.

  • Residents encouraged to share their views

    Submitted to the Optic

    The City of Las Vegas has released a new survey designed to capture the opinions from its residents, businesses, organizations about living, working and recreating in Las Vegas.

  • Noticias - Sept. 26, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 26. 2011

    TUESDAY

    MARTES
    • Learn how to play guitar with Jonathan Tapia at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. A four-week introduction to guitar class will start on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the recreation center. The class is $25 for a total of eight 45 minute sessions starting at 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 27 and 29th and continuing Oct. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 and 20. For more information, call Chelsea at 426-3207.

  • The man with the big heart

    There’s a touch of cruel irony in the fact that Henry Sanchez died of an apparent heart attack. The man, after all, was all heart.

    Sanchez, a former mayor of Las Vegas as well as a legendary New Mexico coach, died last week at the too-young age of 74. He left behind family, friends — and a better world, thanks to his service to God and community.