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Today's News

  • Estella’s Cafe - Vegas icon shutting its doors

    Estella’s Café is closing its doors on Friday after a roughly 63-year run.

    The Old Town café has been a staple in the city since 1950. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.

    “It is probably the best thing at this point, but it really wasn’t my decision, said Adelita Lujan, manager of the restaurant. “Basically I will just go with it, and I’m ready to move on.”

  • Host families sought for ball players

    Ever thought about taking a Train Robber into your home? Here’s your chance.

    The Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs is seeking host families for about 30 players and coaches for its inaugural Las Vegas team, named the Train Robbers. It’s a rookie level professional baseball league, and the season runs from May 14 to July 28.

    The local team will play 35 home games and 35 road games in 72 days. Its home field will be at the city’s Rodriguez Park.

  • Woman hurt trying to rescue her pets

    A suspicious fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home on Taos Street early Friday morning and left the home owner hospitalized after she tried to save her pets from the blaze.

    The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal and Las Vegas Police Department after suspicions were brought to firefighters attention, said Phillip Mares, Las Vegas Fire Chief.

    A report of the fire could not be obtained by press time. Mares declined to divulge what was suspicious about the fire due to the investigation.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - April 3, 2013

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  • Looking Back - April 3, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, April 2 — The “Last Squad” club of the Leonard Hoskins American Legion Post 24 will have its 25th reunion dinner at the El Fidel hotel dining room Saturday. The affair is scheduled to get under way with a pre-dinner “get-together” starting at 6:30. The dinner is being prepared under the direction of Martin Rapp. When the club was organized in 1939, there were 54 members. Now, Seth Gray, one of the organizers of the group, said there are 33 members left and these are scattered across the country.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 3, 2013

    Open house on Sabinoso Management plan

    An open house on the Sabinoso Proposed Management Plan and the Environmental Assessment will be held from  6 to 8 p.m. this Thursday at Student Service Board Room on the campus of Luna Community College.

  • Weather - April 3, 2013

    Wednesday
    A chance of snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Friday

  • LCC students head to state SkillsUSA competition

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Over the years, Luna Community College has had great representation at the New Mexico Skills USA competition in Albuquerque. This year, the local community college will be sending one of its largest groups.

    Thirty-five students and advisers have officially registered for the event which will be held from today (Wednesday) to Saturday in Albuquerque.

  • Que Pasa - April 3, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 3 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. Free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - April 3, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • David, Julian and Joey Martinez of Sheridan lost their home and all of their belongings recently to a structure fire. A donation account has been opened at the State Employees Credit Union for the family. They are also accepting donations of clothing and household items. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information or to drop off donations, contact Jesus at 505-920-8659