Today's News

  • Weather - July 6, 2012

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.


  • Looking Ahead - News - July 6, 2012

    Comedy show is Friday

    Steven Michael Quezada Comedy Show featuring Curt Fletcher and Las Vegas native Jose “Joser” Maestas will be at 8 p.m. today (Friday) at Ilfeld Auditorium. General admission: $20; NMHU students with valid I.D.’s pay $15. For advance tickets for all events, call 454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station, studio 103.

  • Looking Back - July 6, 2012

    In 1912

    Monday, July 8 — A gifted Denver lecturer, Mrs. Ida Kruse McFarlane, of the University of Denver, will be in Las Vegas for a week to give a series of lectures at New Mexico Normal University. She has spoken on “London,” and will speak on “Paris,” as well as Shakespeare’s “Othello” and “Antony and Cleopatra.”

  • Noticias - July 6, 2012

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

    • St. Paul’s Peace Church at Eighth and National is open from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays for prayer and meditation. The labyrinth in front of Faith Hall is open to the public for prayer and meditation daily.

  • Que Pasa - July 6, 2012


    • Fiesta Mass and Procession, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 6 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

    • Live music and other activities for the 4th of July Fiestas, 11:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 6 at Plaza Park.

  • Fiesta Fun
  • Foibles are forgiven in Andy’s Mayberry

    By Martha Waggoner
    The Associated Press

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Andy Griffith’s gift to the show that bore his name wasn’t just the homespun wisdom of the plain-spoken sheriff he played. It was the place he created: a small town where all foibles are forgiven and friendships are forever, full of characters who felt like family.

  • Nuestra Historia - Fiestas!

    Editor’s note: This column first appeared July 1, 2011.

    Since Las Vegas was founded in 1835, fiestas have been celebrated at the Old Town Plaza, but a Fourth of July celebration did not begin until 1882.

  • Editorial Cartoons - July 6, 2012
  • The lifeblood of U.S. startups

    In a rare moment of genuinely bipartisan lawmaking, the president recently signed the JOBS Act into law. Short for “Jumpstart Our Business Startups,” JOBS will roll back some of the regulatory barriers that small and mid-sized entrepreneurial ventures face in their efforts to grow and go public.

    This is a great victory for the American start-up community. Now, policymakers need to turn their attention to the hurdles in the way of talent acquisition.