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Today's News

  • 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
  • Publisher's Note: The Roosevelt Republicans

    David Cargo, the former Republican governor, was honored last week in the state Roundhouse with the unveiling of a bronze bust in his likeness. The crowd that gathered for the ceremony included Gov. Susana Martinez, out of respect for one of her predecessors, and a host of friends and relatives out of loyalty to this man and the mark he made on New Mexico.

    Interestingly, Cargo observed that there were probably more Democrats in the audience than Republicans, which illustrates a sad reality to politics today.