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Today's News

  • Looking Back - News - Jan. 23, 2012

    In 1935

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 23, 2012

    City candidate workshop rescheduled

    The candidate workshop planned for today, Jan. 23, has been rescheduled due to a conflict with KFUN’s candidate forum. The informational workshops will now be held Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 6 at City Hall. All three workshops will begin at 5:30 p.m.

  • Weather - Jan. 23, 2012

    Monday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 10-15 mph. A slight chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. West wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Tuesday
    A chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. North wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Wednesday

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 23, 2012

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Hat” by Jan Brett. The theme for the month is “It’s Snow Time!” All programs are free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY

  • Noticias - Jan. 23, 2012

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

    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.

    • 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.

  • Unusual cooperation

    Just when you think the rifts between Democrats and Republicans are too great for anything good to happen, here comes a bipartisan plan to revamp the New Mexico Senate district boundaries. District Judge James Hall approved the compromise plan last week, which had the support of Gov. Susana Martinez, some other Republicans, a group of Democrats and Native Americans.

  • Editor's Note - A love story

    Heather Glidewell McDonald’s life is a love story. One big part of her story is that she fell for her Rogers, Ark., high school sweetheart, Don McDonald. They separated to attend different colleges, but that didn’t last long and, in 1975, they graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, together — a year after they got married. They remained husband and wife for 37-1/2 years.

    From the beginning, Heather was surrounded by the love of family.

  • Lopez guides Cowgirls past Mustangs

    Alyssa Lopez scored 17 of her game-high 24 points in the first half to lead New Mexico Highlands to a 79-52 triumph at Western New Mexico on Saturday night in Silver City.

    It was a bittersweet evening for NMHU as Highlands’ men lost 93-75 — a third consecutive defeat for the Cowboys.

    Cowgirls 79, Mustangs 52

    Lopez made eight of her 17 shots and was six of nine at the foul line in recording 24 points to go with four rebounds and five steals and an assist.

  • Girls’ Basketball: Streak busters

    Seven ties.

    Thirteen lead changes.

    One 12-point lead trumped by a 17-point momentum swing in the second half.

    Two sets of cheering fans who probably would’ve stayed to watch these two high school girls’ basketball teams play all night long.

    But in the end, someone had to win, and on Friday night, it was Robertson who emerged victorious, rallying back from a 44-32 deficit to take a 57-42 decision over previously undefeated Mora.

    Mora, ranked No. 2 in Class 2A, is 16-1. Robertson is 10-6.

  • Fitness challenge begins today

    Today, Jan. 23, is the final day to weigh in and join the annual Tony E. Marquez Jr. Fitness Challenge.

    The competition, a weight-loss and fitness challenge, is open to males and females age 16 and older and runs from Monday until Friday, March 16.

    Those wishing to take part are asked to register and weigh in at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center in Las Vegas.