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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Nov. 7, 2011

    ‘The Jungle Book’ to be performed Wednesday

    New Mexico Highlands University presents “The Jungle Book” by State Street Ballet Santa Barbara at 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets: general admission $10, NMHU faculty/staff/other local students: $8, NMHU students/children (12 years and under) $5.

  • Weather - Nov. 7, 2011

    Monday
    Scattered rain showers, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Scattered snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming northwest. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

    Tuesday
    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. North wind 5-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 21.

    Wednesday

  • NMHU to honor veterans

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Office of Alumni Affairs will hold its second annual Veterans Day ceremony at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at the university’s Centennial Tower at the southwest corner of Eighth Street and University Avenue.
    The Alumni Office is also hosting a public reception at the Centennial Tower immediately following the ceremony.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 7, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Reservations for the free Senior Jubilee a Senior Citizen Celebration are due today, Nov. 7. The celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 10 at El Valle Community Center, 11 Los Pueblos Road in Villanueva. Topics: Senior Safety Kit; Joy of Repujos (tinwork); Frauds and Scams; Healthy Aging and the Hispanic Family. The celebration will be followed by a dance honoring veterans from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with musician Bonifacio Benavidez. To make a reservation call George or Sally at 575-421-2256.

    TUESDAY MARTES

  • Noticias - Nov. 7, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The Las Vegas / San Miguel County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting entries for the Electric Light Parade, the theme is “Christmas in Candyland.” Organizations that would like their events to be included in the Chamber Holiday Poster and Newsletter are asked to submit their program as soon as possible.  Parade float applications, event submission forms and volunteer sign up roster are at the Chamber of Commerce 1224 Railroad Ave. 425-8631.

  • Water now, water later

    Last week, the Las Vegas Optic published the final installment of a six-part series on water. Written by managing editor Martín Salazar, the series focused on the city’s effort to address perennial problems with the collection, storage, treatment and distribution of our water supply.

    Within this body of work, this much stands out as crystal clear and critically important:

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 7, 2011
  • Holidays with the Optic

    Time to start thinking about the upcoming holidays — to give thanks, wish for peace on earth and goodwill to all, and maybe get a cool gift or two. Then we’ll turn the corner on a new year, with an adios to the old and hola on the new — hoping and praying for a  tomorrow that will be even better than the days before.

    Here at the Optic, we’re planning several things. First, I’ll provide an overview, then I’ll tell you how you can participate.

    • • •

    Here’s what we have planned:

  • Kazingo headed to national meet

    Nicaise Kazingo will have a chance to add to his All-America collection after finishing ninth individually in Saturday’s NCAA Division II Central Region cross country meet in Denver.

    Kazingo, a New Mexico Highlands senior, qualified for nationals as one of the top two runners on a non-qualifying men’s team. He and Highlands teammate Ismael Samano (25th overall) earned all-Central Region honors.

  • Vegas Bowl rout gives RHS a title

    Robertson seniors Dalan Abreu and Antonio Arguello each ran for two touchdowns as the Cardinals ran roughshod over West Las Vegas 42-0 on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.

    The Vegas Bowl shutout extended the Redbirds’ current streak in the crosstown rivalry series and left Robertson standing all alone atop the District 2-3A standings as the regular season came to an end.

    West Las Vegas’ aggressive defense kept the Dons in the game in the early going, and the first quarter ended in a scoreless tie.