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  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 18, 2013

    Children’s Chorus program

    Learn music and sing songs from many cultures in the Las Vegas Children’s Chorus program, which runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Old Mission Church on Chavez and Socorro Street. The program is coordinated by the United World College with UWC faculty member Kevin Zoernig.

  • Weather - Feb. 18, 2013

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 18. Southwest wind 5-10 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. South wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 24.

    Wednesday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Windy. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Breezy.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:44 a.m. to 5:46 p.m.

  • Valentine’s Day visit
  • Noticias - Feb. 18, 2013

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

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 18, 2013

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “Bear in Sunshine/Oso bajo el sol” by Stella Blackstone and Debbie Harter. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Is he finally serious?

    In last week’s State of the Union Address, President Obama finally started talking tough about the need to respond to climate change. We say it’s about time.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 18, 2013
  • Editor's Note - Great presidents

    Really, President’s Day is a second-tier holiday — most of us don’t even get to take off work for this national holiday.

    Still, I’ve decided to use the day as fodder for today’s column, beginning with a single question: Who was the greatest U.S. president of all time?

  • Cardinals district wrestling champs

    Winning six of 14 individual weight classes, Robertson cruised to another district wrestling championship on Saturday, garnering 248 team points.

    Tournament host Taos took runner-up honors with 190. Tucumcari (172.5), West Las Vegas (120) and Pecos (96) rounded out the team standings.

    Next stop is the state tournament Feb. 22-23 at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Coach Richard Martinez’s Cardinals qualified for state in every class except heavyweight, a division in which they did not field a wrestler.

  • Last week of regular season arrives for hoopsters

    One more week remains in the regular season for high school basketball players around the state, and the past weekend was busy with hoopsters clamoring for a shot at district championships and higher seeding in the upcoming state tournaments.

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    It was no contest for Robertson’s boys in an 84-44 laugher over shorthanded Raton Friday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The Cardinals exploited their visitors’ difficulties taking care of the basketball and limited the Tigers’ incursions onto their half of the court.