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Today's News

  • Teaching self-defense - Chief eyes world jiu-jitsu title

    With two daughters and an intense full-time job, Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño has his hands full.

    But that hasn’t kept this city’s top cop from practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu and maintaining his competitiveness in the martial art, combat sport and self-defense system that focuses on ground fighting.

    Indeed Montaño is heading to Long Beach, Calif., in early October where he will compete in the Brazilian jiu-jitsu world championship.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 26, 2012

    In 1962

    Tuesday, Sept. 25 — Rain continued to fall around New Mexico today as residents received their third straight day of relief from the heat of last week... Las Vegas received one-third of an inch of rain in the previous 24 hours. The highest temperature in the state Monday was 82 at Carlsbad and Hobbs, compared with a low maximum of 48 at Red River. The morning lows ranged from 46 in Las Vegas to 63 at Carlsbad.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 26, 2012

    Council to vote on water rate hike Friday

    The Las Vegas City Council is holding a special meeting at 3 p.m. Friday at City Hall to vote on a proposed water rate hike. The water rate hike is the only action item on the agenda.

  • Weather - Sept. 26, 2012

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind 15-20 mph, becoming west 5-10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Thursday

  • 8th annual Concert for the Birds Sunday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Eighth annual Outdoor Concert for the Birds and Kids Fun in Nature Day will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, just east of the city.

    There are many fun events throughout the day. This year there will be very popular hayride beginning at noon. Another event will be archery lessons beginning at 1 p.m.

  • Check Presentation
  • Que Pasa - Sept. 26, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Dumpy’s Apple Shop” by Julie Andrews Edwards. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Noticias - Sept. 26, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The Guidance and Counseling Program of New Mexico Highlands University is offering counseling services to the community this semester. Call 454-3564. The counseling is confidential, free and supervised by the training professor of the Guidance and Counseling Program. The sessions are offered on Thursdays between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Unifying efforts

    Movers and shakers in Las Vegas and San Miguel County have known for years that one of the biggest obstacles to progress has been the community’s divisions. Las Vegas is known for pulling itself apart rather than putting itself together for a common purpose.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 26, 2012