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Today's News

  • Looking Back - June 16, 2014

    In 1964
    Friday, June 12 — Today begins the three-day Bible seminar for Jehovah’s Witnesses at Ilfeld Auditorium, with nearly 700 participants expected. Tonight at 7, J.P. Sutherland of Brooklyn, N.Y., convention chairman, will give the welcoming address, “Around the World with Jehovah’s Witnesses,” which is also the theme of the seminar. The seminar will include a two-hour Technicolor film “Proclaiming Everlasting Good News Around the World.”

  • Looking ahead - News - June 16, 2014

    Genealogy Workshop
    Learn your roots at an Introduction to Genealogy workshop at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21 at the Las Vegas Museum. It will be presented Rick Hendricks and Rob Martinez of the New Mexico Office of the State Historian. The workshop is for adults and requires pre-registration. Call 425-3205.

  • Weather - June 16, 2014

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 86. Windy, with a southwest wind 10-20 mph, increasing to 20-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 55. Windy, with a west wind 25-30 mph decreasing to 15-20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

    Tuesday

  • QuÉ Pasa - June 16, 2014

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING
    • Entrepreneurship Forum, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 at El Fidel Hotel lobby/ Presentations by Leroy Lujan, Oneida Aragon and Michelle Sandoval. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Andrea Gottschalk at 425-6113.

  • National Finals bound
  • Noticias - June 16, 2014

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

    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Flavored tobacco

    There has been a steady outcry against the sale of flavored tobacco products in recent months, and the backlash is well deserved.

    The 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act banned flavors in cigarettes because of the product’s appeal to youth.

    But the ban doesn’t currently apply to other flavored tobacco products, like cigars. The Food and Drug Administration, however, is proposing new rules that would give it authority over cigars, e-cigarettes and pipe tobacco.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 16, 2014
  • Another Perspective: Time to reform primaries

    By J. Edward Hollington

    On June 3, 2014, voters went to the polls to cast their ballot for nominees for the General Election — if, that is, they were registered as a Democrat or Republican.

  • Owens goes slasher on Fuego defense

    Gary Owens must be a Jason fan.

    The Las Vegas outfielder was wearing a batting helmet instead of a hockey mask, wielding a bat instead of a machete, but he starred on Friday the 13th in leading the Train Robbers to an 11-5 win at Santa Fe.

    Owens went 4 for 5 with one home run, two doubles and four runs batted in. He was one of four Train Robbers to hit a home run in the contest, which saw the visitors inch ever closer to the .500 mark with about a month left in the season.