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Today's News

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! ONWARD AND UPWARD. Another graduation crop is walking away with degrees and diplomas this month, offering the rest of us a reason to hope for a better future in their hands.

    Congratulations to all who went the distance and earned that valuable piece of paper — not such an easy task but well worth the effort.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 27, 2011
  • Nuestra Historia - Temple Montefiore and the Taicherts

    By the late 1800s the Jewish presence in Las Vegas was robust and thriving, with the largest population of German Jews in all New Mexico. Most had become successful merchants and had been joined by extended family members emigrating from their old home lands in western Europe.

  • Orgullo del Norte - Kit Carson: hero or villain?

    “Thanksgiving is nothing but a toast to genocide.”
    — Stephen Evans

    The European invasion on the Americas began with Columbus in 1492. At this time there were an estimated 75 million natives, 25 million in North America.

  • Editorial Roundup

    The Times Union of Albany on tougher teacher evaluations (May 23) —So much for the quaint notion that top state officials and powerful teachers unions can be in surprising accordance over the very sensitive matter of evaluating teachers.

    That harmony was shattered last week when the state Board of Regents hastily complied with Gov. Cuomo’s last-minute call for students’ performance on standardized tests to have much more bearing on how their teachers are graded.

  • Award presentation
  • Que Pasa - May 27, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • CCHP invites anyone who would like to say good-bye to our Office Manager Magee Poler to join us for an informal going-away party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 27 at CCHP, 116 Bridge St. Magee will be leaving at the end of the month to join her family in Kalispell, Mont.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Noticias - May 27, 2011

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

    • A survivors fund has been set up for the families of Gene Hern and Frank Romero. The following are the accounts: Children of Gene Hern, Wells Fargo account number 7040660958 and the widow of Frank Romero, Wells Fargo account number 7040660941.

    • The city of Las Vegas employee union has set up memorial funds for Gene Hern and Frank Romero at the State Employees Credit Union. The Hern account number is 3001582700 and the Romero account is 3001582710.

  • 2010-11 in review

    A look back on the school year in sports:

    FALL

    The resurgence of the Robertson football program was one of the hot topics of autumn. Longtime defensive coordinator Leroy Gonzalez, having most recently assisted Chad Roanhaus at New Mexico Highlands and Richard Martinez back at RHS, earned a promotion to head coach.

  • Go Fish - May 27, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
     
    Fishing report, May 24

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.74 cfs. Fishing is reported as slow due to low water conditions. The creek was stocked with 560 triploid rainbow trout two weeks ago and another 560 triploid rainbow trout last week.