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Today's News

  • Hanukkah celebrations under way

    By Diana Presser
    For the Optic

    Jews around the world — including the Las Vegas Jewish Community — are celebrating Hanukkah for eight days and eight nights.  

    Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, began Saturday.

  • Charge increased in stabbing case

    The Tijeras man accused of stabbing his uncle in July is now facing a more serious charge.

    Anthony Tapia, 27, had been charged with aggravated battery following the stabbing, which left his uncle in critical condition at University of New Mexico Hospital. But prosecutors in October decided to up the charge to attempted murder, a second-degree felony.

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 10, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Vigil sworn in for high court
    SANTA FE — Barbara Vigil has been sworn in as the newest member of the New Mexico Supreme Court.
    The ceremony was held Friday afternoon at the courthouse in Santa Fe.
    Elected in November, Vigil fills the spot left vacant by the retirement of Justice Patricio Serna.
    Vigil says she hopes to continue Serna’s legacy by serving New Mexicans with integrity and fairness.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 10, 2012

    In 1962

    Monday, Dec. 10 — Gold Bond Stamp Company is relocating its Gift Center in Las Vegas, W.A. Grimes, New Mexico Division Manager of the trading stamp firm, announced today. The center, formerly located at Daphne’s Floral & Gift Shop, 511 Sixth St., is being relocated to Tony’s Dry Goods, 146 Bridge St. “Gold Bond gifts make particularly attractive Christmas presents,” Grimes said.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Dec. 10, 2012

    Holiday pecan sale under way

    The Lions Club’s sixth annual holiday pecan sale is under way to fund eye exams and glasses for in-need residents of San Miguel County. New crop pecans are available at Shoes ‘n Boots, 1606 Seventh St. Prices range from $3 for a pecan log to $24 for a seven-variety tin. Call 454-8095 for information or delivery.

  • Weather - Dec. 10, 2012

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. West wind 5-10 mph. Monday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 9.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Tuesday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 13.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Wednesday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Thursday night, a 10 percent chance of snow showers. A low around 19.

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  • Que Pasa - Dec. 10, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Media Arts and Technology Fall Show 2012, 5 p.m. reception followed by a fashion show and film screening at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 at the Media Arts building on the NMHU campus. For more information, contact Eli Gonzales at 454-3449.
    • Las Vegas Area of Educational Retirees December Meeting, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 at the Hillcrest Restaurant, Flamingo Dining Room. Events including installation of 2013 officers and the Christmas program. For more information, call Tomás at 575-421-2455.

  • Noticias - Dec. 10, 2012

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

  • Hanukkah and heritage

    Hanukkah, which began Saturday night and lasts through Sunday, may not be the dominant December holiday in New Mexico; it is still celebrated by many and serves as a reminder that Jews have played an important role in New Mexico, and especially here in Las Vegas.