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Today's News

  • City awards road, propane contracts

    The City Council moved forward last week with awarding a road improvement project to Franken Construction and to select Ferrellgas as the company that will provide propane to the city for the next year.

    Both projects became somewhat controversial after critics of the city administration voiced concerns about conflicts of interest, noting that Councilman Vince Howell works for the Franken family and Mayor Alfonso Ortiz Jr.’s son works for Ferrellgas.

  • Looking Back - July 29, 2013

    In 1963
    Monday, July 29 — Playing before one of the largest crowds seen here in a long time, the West Las Vegas Little League Mothers team bested the mothers of East Las Vegas, 7-6 at the Robertson High School field Sunday. The real action came in the top of the sixth, with four straight singles by Sue Melton, Merle Malcheski, Ann Maloney and Lucille Arguello to score three runs.

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 29, 2013

    Las Vegas Children’s Chorus
    The Las Vegas Children’s Chorus meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Old Mission Church on Chavez and Socorro Streets. Learn music and sing songs from many cultures. Call 505-699-6624. Coordinated by United World College with UWC faculty member Kevin Zoernig.

  • Weather - July 29, 2013

    Monday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. West wind 10-15 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Tuesday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. North wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

    Wednesday

  • Que Pasa - July 29, 2013

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • Luna Community College Student Orientation has been scheduled for Friday, Aug. 2. For more information, contact Janice Medrano at 454-2546 or Melissa Lopez at 454-5357.
    • Las Vegas Arts Council has space available for the People’s Faire, scheduled for Aug. 17 at Carnegie Library Park. Artists, craftspersons and food vendors are welcome. Applications available online at Las Vegas Arts Council.org or at CCHP and Arts Council Gallery on Bridge Street. For more information, call Janet Remenyik at 454-1307.

  • Mora Fiestas
  • Is higher ed in NM failing?

    New Mexico Higher Education Secretary Jose Garcia sounded the alarm last week, saying that the state’s higher education system is failing its citizens.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 29, 2013
  • Another Perspective - Fight for rights will succeed

    "Pro-Life and Pro-Choice are very much alike,” wrote Frank Splendoria in his Another Perspective in the July 8 Optic. It’s odd when the two groups are seen as polar opposites. But then I saw something new: Both groups care deeply about a woman in these circumstances. “Pregnant and Scared?” reads the Zoe Pregnancy Center sign on the corner of 8th and Friedman streets.

  • On to the finals! Train Robbers sweep Trinidad in first round of playoffs

    Despite their relative lack of experience playing as a unit, the Las Vegas Train Robbers are headed to the Pecos League championship series.

    Las Vegas swept the Trinidad Triggers in a Saturday doubleheader held at New Mexico Highlands’ Brandt Park instead of their usual home field Rodriguez Park, which had been drenched by rainfall the previous two nights.