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Today's News

  • Weather - March 3, 2014

    Monday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 46. West wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28. West wind around 10 mph.

    Tuesday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 56. West wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:28 a.m. to 5:58 p.m.

  • GOP votes on primary candidates

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Republican leaders have put more than one candidate on the primary election ballot in two contested races.

    More than 500 delegates voted Saturday afternoon for candidates in several federal and state races at the Republican Party of New Mexico’s pre-primary convention.

  • Annual book sale
  • Noticias - March 3, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • Que Pasa - March 3, 2014

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • St. Paul’s Peace, at 810 Eighth St, Las Vegas, will host their annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. The supper includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, ham, and drink.

    WEDNESDAY MIÉRCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5 in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING and ONGOING

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 3, 2014
  • Please vote

    Nearly two months ago, candidates for the municipal judge post and two City Council seats declared their candidacies. Since then, most of them have been going door to door making their cases for your vote.
    Now it’s up to you.
    Tuesday is Election Day. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Registered city voters can cast their ballots at either Robertson High School’s Michael Marr Gymnasium or the West Las Vegas High School gym. There is no wrong place to vote.

  • Another Perspective - Legislature tackled serious issues

    The 2014 legislative session will be dubbed the “no-nonsense session.”

    Legislators worked extremely hard to forge compromises on everything from the $6.2 billion state budget to proposals to ensure that college students still get help from the lottery scholarship program; from paying for water projects statewide to saving our local hospitals; and from banning texting while driving to protecting schoolchildren from life-threatening allergic attacks.

  • Weekend Roundup - March 3, 2013

    Travis Valdez went 5 for 6 at the plate, and Andy Gabaldon smashed four doubles to lead West Las Vegas to a sweep of visiting Socorro on Saturday in the first prep baseball action of the season.

    The Dons, who had to wait most of the 2013 season to play a few games on their own field (due to facility work), got off to a 2-0 start at home.

    With Jake Ulibarri on the mound in the first game, the Dons scored the key runs in the third inning and held on for a 4-1 win.

    Then Gabaldon posted a solid start as West won big in game two, 16-2.

  • Cowgirls 3rd in RMAC indoors

    Three individual event titles and some nationals-qualifying performances highlighted New Mexico Highlands’ march to third place over the weekend at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Alamosa.

    Shanice McPherson’s long jump of 19-9 1/2 (6.03 meters) was not only good enough to win; it also automatically qualified her for the NCAA meet.

    Salcia Slack and Destiny Dillworth finished one-two in the indoor pentathlon with 3,825 and 3,589 points, respectively.