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Today's News

  • Offers pour in for man who saved girl

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A man whose gutsy and quick action saved a family from its worst nightmare is winning praise and offers of help from people across the country.

    Antonio Diaz Chacon, 24, used his truck to chase a man after he allegedly snatched a 6-year-old girl and fled with her in his van, rescuing the child when the vehicle crashed.

  • 60th Anniversary
  • Noticias - Aug. 19, 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.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 19, 2011

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! UTILITY RATE INCREASE. One of the few good things about our stagnant national economy is that inflation has been held in check. But in the case of our electric bills, that’s just not going to be the case. Beginning Sunday, PNM is raising its base rate 9.2 percent, after gaining the approval of the state Public Regulation Commission.
    Oh boy, just in time for winter.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Aug. 19, 2011
  • Nuestra Historia - Eugenio Romero wins, East bolts

    The stage was set for the momentous election to choose the first mayor of the combined city of east and west Las Vegas. It was July 18, 1882, and the racially charged contest was an obvious and heated struggle between the Hispanics in Old Town, and the Anglos in New Town, whose population in just three years equaled or exceeded that of the half-century-old west side.

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation

    Savannah (Ga.) Morning News on 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals health care ruling (Aug. 15) — The flawed Obamacare health care reform act got a major thumping from two federal appellate court judges in Atlanta.

  • NMHU spikers hope to avoid cellar

    New Mexico Highlands University’s volleyball team hopes to be the surprise program in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this fall.

    As of right now, though, the season looks to be another uphill climb.

    The Cowgirls, led by head coach Jim Deisler, were picked to finish 14th out of 14 teams in a preseason coaches’ poll released Tuesday by the RMAC’s assistant commissioner Eric Danner in Colorado Springs.

  • Hackers again top seed for tournament

    Benavidez Construction’s Hackers took one step closer to a repeat title

    Wednesday, clinching the regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in the Las Vegas Adult Softball League men’s division tournament.

    The men’s tourney begins Friday, Aug. 26, and runs through the weekend.
    The Hackers wrapped up an unblemished season with a 26-16 victory over Balls Deep on a cool, overcast Wednesday night at the city complex.

    And they didn’t have a couple of their top guns present, either.