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Today's News

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal over gay bias case

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

     The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - April 9, 2014

    Optic Staff and Wire

  • Looking Back - April 9, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, April 7 — Members of the chorus line for the upcoming musical, “Guys and Dolls,” are rehearsing their dance routine. They are Kathy Stark, Raton; Olivia Lovato, Clayton; Liz McDuffie, New Orleans, La.; Beth Thomas, Santa Fe; Francine Parker, Las Vegas; Rhodina Fronabarger, Las Vegas; and Jean Sutherland, Las Cruces. The musical will have a two-day run at Ilfeld Auditorium.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 9, 2014

    Great American Cleanup
    Volunteers are needed to clean up the Plaza Park at 9 a.m. Saturday. Participants may sign up at the park at 9 a.m. They will receive a ticket that entitles them to a free meal and refreshments. Keep America Beautiful, sponsor of the event, will provide tools, trash bags and gloves. Contact Diego Trujillo at (505) 426-3216, or kablvnm@ci.las.vegas.nm.us

  • Weather - April 9, 2014

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 42. West wind 10-20 mph.

    Thursday
     Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 10-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 38.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 43.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:36 a.m. to 7:29 p.m.

  • Training graduate
  • Career fair
  • Que Pasa - April 9, 2014

    TODAY
    HOY
    • 11th Annual Regional Transition Fair, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 at the Mike Marr gym on the Robertson High School campus. For more information, call Leslie Damon at 454-5717.

  • Noticias - April 9, 2014

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

  • Moving forward

    The Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education moved quickly to fill its superintendent position, and we think that was a smart move.

    Former Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez and the school board decided to part ways earlier this school year.

    McNellis-Martinez is currently on paid leave until her contract expires at the end of this fiscal year.

    The board advertised for a new superintendent for about a month, and then it wasted no time interviewing the two candidates who met the minimum qualifications and then selecting its top candidate.