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Today's News

  • Looking Back - Aug. 22, 2011

    In 1911

    Saturday, Aug. 26 — Completion of the scenic highway from Las Vegas to Santa Fe is one of the things that confidently may be expected to occur during the early days of New Mexico’s membership in the sisterhood of states. It is persistently rumored that the coming fall and winter will see large gangs of convicts, under the direction of territorial engineers, busily engaged in pushing the road across the range into Santa Fe County. Foundation for the rumor is said to lie in official sources...

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 22, 2011

    Circus coming to town

    The American Crown Circus will be in Las Vegas this evening, Monday Aug. 22. Shows will be at 6 p.m. and at 8 p.m. at the Zamora Events center on U.S. 85. Tickets are $16 for adults and for children 12 and older. Two children, under age 12, get in free with each paid adult ticket. Additional children get in for $5 each.

  • Weather - Aug. 22, 2011

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

    Tuesday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind around 5 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 59.

    Wednesday

  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas is in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.

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  • Que Pasa - Aug. 22, 2011

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR
    • The Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge will be open to mourning dove hunting from Sept. 1 through Sept. 30. The refuge will start selling mourning dove permits on Aug. 22. For more information, call Lori Casados at 425-3581 x203.

  • Noticias - Aug. 22, 2011

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

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • Hungry bears pose danger

    Perhaps the editorial cartoon on the right is indicative of the differences between city life in the eastern reaches of the U.S. and country life out here in the West. For New Mexicans, a bear is a bear, but back East, it’s nothing but a slumping market.

    No wonder our salsas are so different.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 22, 2011