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Today's News

  • Verbal Jousting

    When it comes to debate, you’ve got to know the rules. And while West Las Vegas High School students have been honing their debate skills for a couple of years now, they’ve yet to enter the world of competitive debating.

  • Prescribed burn planned at refuge

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge plans to implement a prescribed fire project on the east side of the refuge in early May.

    The burn unit is located southeast of the refuge headquarters 3 miles southeast of Las Vegas.

    This prescribed fire is part of a fuels reduction and grassland maintenance project on the refuge to enhance native habitat for a variety of wildlife species.

  • SynergyFest
  • Looking Back - April 30, 2012

    In 1912

    Monday, April 29 — Late this afternoon Charles O'Malley received the following telegram from Jack Curley: Leave Monday night at 5 o'clock for Chicago to remain until Wednesday or Thursday evening . . . In preparation for the coming heavyweight fight.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 30, 2012

    City budget hearing is today

    The city of Las Vegas is scheduled to hold a daylong budget hearing today, April 30, at City Hall, 1700 N. Grand Avenue. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with a presentation by the city manager and finance director of the preliminary fiscal year 2013 budget.

  • Weather - April 30, 2012

    Monday
    Isolated showers before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a west wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to between 20 and 25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 46. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to between 10 and 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    Tuesday

  • In Brief - Local News - April 30, 2012

    West teacher remains on leave
    A 17-year veteran of the West Las Vegas School district remains on paid administrative leave.

    West Las Vegas Superintendent Ruben Cordova put Frank Herrera on leave on Feb. 17 due to a pending investigation by the local city police. Authorities have yet to disclose what exactly is being investigated.

  • Abuse Awareness
  • Que Pasa - April 30, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Grand opening and ribbon cutting for Enterprise Rent-a-Car, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30 at 500 Railroad Ave. For more information, call 454-1736.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Say Hola to Spanish at the Circus” by Susan Middleton Elya. This week’s theme is Cinco de Mayo. Free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - April 30, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Brain Injury Support Group, meets at 1 p.m. first Thursday of the month at El Centro Medical Clinic, 1235 Eighth St. For more information, call Duane at 505-699-2491 or call the Brain Injury Association of NM Office at 505-292-7414.

    • 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.