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Today's News

  • HU professor showing work in Colorado exhibit

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands University media arts professor Megan Jacobs’ photography is featured in the international juried exhibit, Dreams, at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, Colo.

    Dreams continues through Jan. 7, 2012, and is a diverse collection of photographs that evoke the dream world, from the otherworldly and surreal to everyday moments of daily routine.

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 23, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • The city of Las Vegas Solid Waste Transfer station will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 23, and will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27, for the Christmas holiday. There will not by a trash pick-up on Saturday or Monday. For more information, call 426-3217.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR
    • The Las Vegas Optic offices will be closed from Dec. 24 to Dec. 26 and reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, Dec. 27.

  • Noticias - Dec. 23, 2011

    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.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! ANOTHER BAD AUDIT. What is it about the city of Las Vegas and its utilities? For the second year in a row, independent auditors gave the city a “disclaimer opinion” on its financial statements, which means they could not verify accuracy. And one of the worst offenders, they said, were the utility accounts.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 23, 2011
  • Dulcey Amargo: Warm memories, gentle snow

    Let it snow!    It’s glorious and we need the moisture. The various “inconveniences” notwithstanding, the snowy conditions have created a nice, seasonal ambiance; the cold, white stuff is welcome.

  • Nuestra Historia - Las Vegas’ Mexican-born governor

    The recent flap over a state legislator referring to Gov. Susana Martinez as the “Mexican on the fourth floor,” prompts this topical column, in advance of its intended publication. (A version of this article was planned for a later Nuestra Historia series.)

  • New concussion protocol for NFL

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — The NFL is changing how it handles concussion examinations after Browns quarterback Colt McCoy went back into a Dec. 8 game without being tested for one.

  • Rodgers: AP’s Male Athlete of 2011

    By Chris Jenkins
    AP Sports Writer

    GREEN BAY, Wis.  — When Aaron Rodgers needs to rekindle the feelings that drove his rise from a junior college quarterback to Super Bowl MVP, he doesn’t have to look too far.

    Rodgers held on to the many rejection letters he received from marquee college programs as he was coming out of high school. Even today, he leaves a few of them sitting out at his house.

  • Abreu, Arguello, Bustos: All-state

    Dalan Abreu — like most of his Robertson football teammates — learned how to labor as a two-way player, getting little rest because his playmaking ability was employed on both offense and defense.

    Abreu’s work on the gridiron paid off by helping the Cardinals win the District 2-3A title and get back to the state playoffs. It also earned him dual all-state recognition from the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.