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Today's News

  • Councilor defends zoning decision

    City Councilman Andy Feldman says that contrary to the criticism levied by two members of the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission, the council’s decision to deny a request for a zone change for a proposed child care center on the southeast corner of Eighth Street and Friedman wasn’t politically motivated.

    The council sent the request back to the Planning & Zoning Commission for further review.

  • Looking Back - April 9, 2012

    In 1912

    Thursday, April 16 — Walk from Pacific to Atlantic: Tired and footsore, but in robust health and excellent spirits, J. Justice and M. Brady, who are walking from San Francisco to New York City, and return, as a wager of $1,500, arrived in Las Vegas at about 2:30 o’clock this morning after a tramp of 13 hours, during which they walked from Lamy (to) here, a distance of 48 miles.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 9, 2012

    Forums for runoff election this week

    Highlands University’s political science department is sponsoring question-and-answer sessions for the mayoral and council candidates running in the April 17 runoffs. The Ward 3 session will be this coming Tuesday. The mayoral session will be this coming Thursday. Both begin at 5:30 p.m. at Highlands’ Sininger Hall, room 100.

  • Weather - April 9, 2012

    Monday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. West wind 5-10 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

    Tuesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.

    Wednesday

  • Alternative radio founder to speak at UWC-USA

    Submitted to the Optic

    David Barsamian, founder and director of Alternative Radio, will speak on how language is used in American politics and how we must understand the new media landscape in order to differentiate between truth and fabrication.

    Co-sponsored by UWC-USA, Cultural Energy, Las Vegas Peace & Justice Center, and Casa de Cultura, the presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 9 in the Sasakawa Center. It is free and open to the public.

  • Que Pasa - April 9, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees April Meeting, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 9 at the Plaza Hotel Conservatory. Program will include: updates on arranging to meet with school districts on pension and pre-retirement issues and on the planning for the 2012 NMAER State Convention. Call Tomás at 575-421-2455.

  • An attractive proposal

    It’s hard to see anything wrong with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s proposal to establish a new wildlife refuge and conservation area in Mora, San Miguel and Colfax counties.

    • It will provide and secure a great habitat for migratory birds and other natural resources in the area.

    • It will not force neighboring landowners to sell their land or enter into conservation easements; instead, it will allow them to continue using their land for grazing and agriculture as the area enjoys extra protections.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 9, 2012
  • Work of Art - Highlands’ big event

    Volunteerism is alive and well in Las Vegas. Just ask Sharon Caballero.
    Several months ago, she set out to create a celebration of Jim Fries’ five years as president of Highlands University. A former Highlands president herself who now runs the university’s foundation, she saw it as an opportunity to celebrate a lot of accomplishments under Fries and to raise money for a good and timely cause — scholarships.

  • Lady Dons split with No. 1 Rams

    Ranked third in the state among Class 3A softball teams, West Las Vegas went toe to toe with the No. 1 Portales Rams on Thursday and came away with a mostly satisfying split.

    Lady Don errors proved costly in a 10-4 game one loss. After spotting Portales a 2-0 lead in the first inning, West came back and pulled within one.

    But miscues allowed the Rams to pull away.

    WLV ace Marrissa Cordova struck out 10 and held Portales to three hits but allowed five walks.