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Today's News

  • Noticias - Feb. 20, 2013

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

  • Looking Back - Feb. 20, 2013

    In 1963
    Friday, Feb. 22 — The Las Vegas National Guard, Battery D, 6th AW Bn, already engaged in “Operation Muster,” will hold “Muster Day” drill on Sunday at Camp Luna. “Today this unit is still maintaining the highest standards of operational readiness,” Lt. Alvin J. Regensberg, battery commander, stated. Those interested in enlisting in the National Guard are invited to visit at the Armory in Camp Luna from Monday through Friday.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 20, 2013

    Senior Olympics registration under way
    Registration for Senior Olympics has started. Pick up a registration form at the front desk of the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Contact Denise McElroy at 454-1379 or jdmcel@desertgate.com

  • Weather - Feb. 20, 2013

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Windy, with a south wind 20-25 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. A 30 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Windy, with a southwest wind 20-30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Windy, with a west wind 25-30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 20.

    Friday

  • ‘Sin tax’ hike makes sense

    Pardon the pun, but Wendy Armijo, county coordinator for the DWI Task Force, offered up some sobering statistics last week. At a San Miguel County Commission meeting, she cited state Department of Health data that alcohol consumption costs New Mexico $2.8 billion, or $1,400 per resident, for the property damage (automobile crashes), criminal justice, health care and lost productivity it causes.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 20, 2013
  • Work of Art - ‘Psilence’ is golden

    To use the students’ expression, they were “freaked out” at hearing the way I pronounced “knight.”

    Well now everyone knows the word belongs to that group of English words that’s fraught with silent letters. There are only three sounds in the word: n, a long i, and a t.

  • Hounds take three of four at Brandt

    Derek Crenshaw and Jacob Rodgers each went 4 for 5 with three runs batted in apiece to stake Eastern New Mexico to a 13-5 win in Sunday’s series finale at New Mexico Highlands’ Brandt Park.

    The usually sharp-hitting Cowboys were limited to six hits over nine innings, while the visiting Greyhounds notched 21.

    Highlands was trailing 7-0 when it got onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth. Jordan Chavez and Jordan Goliat each scored on wild pitches, and Kyle Davis made it home on a balk, cutting the gap to 7-3.

  • Mid-school hoopsters wind down

    Boys’ basketball teams from two area middle schools went head to head Saturday in the Valley as the hoops season neared its conclusion.

    In a matchup of sixth- and seventh-graders, the visiting West Las Vegas Middle School squad won 33-13 after building upon a slim 9-8 edge through one period. The West team improved to 6-8, while the young Roadrunners remain in search of a victory.

  • Lakers’ Buss dead at 80

    The Associated Press

    Jerry Buss built a glittering life at the intersection of sports and Hollywood.

    After growing up in poverty in Wyoming, he earned success in academia, aerospace and real estate before discovering his favorite vocation when he bought the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979. While Buss wrote the checks and fostered partnerships with two generations of basketball greats, the Lakers won 10 NBA titles and became a glamorous global brand.