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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 27, 2013

    AAUW book sale is Friday and Saturday
    Check out the huge selection of books at the AAUW annual used book sale this Friday and Saturday. The book sale is held in the NMHU Student Center lobby from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Funds raised go to support scholarships for NMHU women.

  • Weather - Feb. 27, 2013

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 14. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming light and variable.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Northeast wind 5-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 18.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 42. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 21.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 51.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:33 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Feb. 27, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Senate panel rejects bill

    A New Mexico legislator says she’ll try again next year now that a state Senate committee has rejected a bill to end promotion of third-graders whose reading ability isn’t adequate.
    The Senate Education Committee rejected the so-called “social promotion” bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Gay Kernan of Hobbs on a 5-4 party-line vote following a nearly four-hour hearing Saturday.

  • Free phones available to those with hearing loss

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing — the state agency that distributes specialized telecommunications equipment — is now offering New Mexicans with hearing loss a first-of-its-kind amplified phone that allows users to read as well as hear conversations.

    The phone will be provided at no cost to New Mexicans with hearing loss.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 27, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “Diego’s Arctic Rescue” adapted by Erica David. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Noticias - Feb. 27, 2013

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

  • Tibor would be proud

    Las Vegas is rich in history. Multiple histories, as a matter of fact. This is big country, with a great and diverse heritage that is worthy of protecting and preserving.

    The Las Vegas Museum plays a critical role in doing just that. It helps us keep and appreciate our heritage. And that’s why the latest success of the Friends of the City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection is so important.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 27, 2013
  • Work of Art - ‘Everyone on your list’

    “If you’re against child abuse, forward this message to everyone on your email list.”

    All right. Done!

    Actually not. I needed to think about the message, which appeared on my Facebook page, and presumably on the page of all my Facebook “friends.”

  • District tourneys roll on this week

    More questions than answers remain in this week’s district basketball tournaments, but at least the final destinations are known.

    Pojoaque Valley’s Brandon Bustos nailed a game-winning three-pointer in the closing seconds Monday to lift the Elks to a 58-55 win over Taos in a single-game playoff to determine the District 2-3A boys’ regular-season champ and the top seed in this week’s tournament. The game was held at Gillie Lopez Gym, a neutral site.