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Today's News

  • FYI - News - Dec. 25, 2011

    The San Miguel County Safe-Ride-Home Service is extending its hours. Additional days of operation will include Dec. 26 through Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. New Year’s Eve hours will be 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Services are provided from any liquor establishment to your home. Call 505-429-0336.

  • Sunrise ... Sunset Dec. 25, 2011

    7:08 a.m. to 4:54 p.m.

  • Weather -Dec. 25, 2011

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 41. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 21.

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 46. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 24.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 26.

  • Looking ahead - Dec. 25, 2011

    The 58th Annual Stu Clark Tournament opens Wednesday at Wilson Complex with four games scheduled, including West vs. Bernalillo at 6 p.m. and Robertson vs. Portales, at 8 p.m. The tournament wraps up Friday.

  • Looking back - Dec. 25, 2011

    Saturday, Dec. 23 — Tonight and tomorrow afternoon true Christmas spirit will reign supreme in all of the Sunday schools of Las Vegas. Special programs with music, recitations, Christmas trees and other forms of entertainment in keeping with the customs of years gone by will be given. The Sunday school of St. Paul’s Memorial Episcopal church and that of the Baptist church are among the number which will hold their Christmas exercises tonight.

  • Believing in Santa Claus

    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Why do kids believe a chubby guy in a flying sleigh can deliver joy across America? Because their parents do. A whopping 84 percent of grown-ups were once children who trusted in Santa’s magic, and lots cling to it still.
    Things are changing fast these days, with toddlers wishing for iPads, grade schoolers emailing their Christmas lists and moms wrestling over bargain toys at midnight sales. Despite all the pressures on the rituals of the season, an AP-GfK poll confirms that families are sticking by old St. Nick.

  • Noticias - Dec. 25, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.
    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 25, 2011

    TODAYHOY
    • The Las Vegas Optic offices will be closed from Dec. 24 to Dec. 26 and reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, Dec. 27.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Editorial

    From time to time, someone takes offense to the use of the salutation “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” and we think that’s unfortunate. In an attempt to be more inclusive in a world of many faiths and cultural practices, some people simply opt to use the holiday phrase. We know of no one who’s trying to exclude the Christian season from the many other celebrations during this festive and faith-filled time of year.

  • Editor’s Note

    A lot of you can relate to the fact that I come from a large family. My dear ol’ ma (I use “ma” to honor my hillbilly roots) gave birth to five boys in eight years, and a sixth popped out eight years after that. Then my parents “adopted” a seventh son who happened to come home with one of my brothers over a holiday break and “adopted” us.