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Today's News

  • LVCS students showcase artwork at local gallery

    For the Optic

    The Las Vegas Arts Council is celebrating March Youth Art Month by showcasing original art produced by elementary through high school students of the Las Vegas City Schools.

    Susan Tsyitee, Arts Council board member, announced Saturday that the exhibit will be available for viewing at Gallery 140 on Bridge Street until the end of March. The hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays or by appointment.

  • Que Pasa - March 12, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Friends” by Eric Carle. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Noticias - March 12, 2014

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

  • Too much overtime

    The amounts are shocking. More than $9,600 of overtime for one Las Vegas City Schools employee. Another $7,300 in overtime for another district employee.

    Seven city schools employees have received a total of $30,858 in overtime between July 1 and Jan. 29. The district’s total overtime spending for the current fiscal year was just over $41,000.

    So what’s wrong with that? you may be asking. A lot.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 12, 2014
  • Work of Art - They played ‘oompah’ style

    Only a few weeks ago, I wrote a column titled, “Your computer is toast.” It described my elation over having gotten a genuine computer to help me teach journalism classes at Highlands.

    I wrote about inviting my then-Highlands student son, Adam Stan to my office to show off the new arrival. He assures me to this day — about 30 years later — that he meant no disrespect in likening my new acquisition to a slice of soggy toast. And he assured me of his sincerity by giving me his own tour of much more up-to-date hardware in the lab he used.

  • Dons eye rematch with Warriors

    If there’s anything to be learned from West Las Vegas’ ill-fated meeting with Taos in the District 2-3A boys’ basketball tournament final, it may be that past matchups mean precious little when it gets down to postseason.

    After all, there is Madness in the air.

    So perhaps the Dons will do well to forget about the actual outcome of their last meeting with the Ruidoso Warriors.

  • Rangel all business in Cleveland

    By Vincent Nolasco
    Special to the Optic

    For the past two weeks, sophomore Erick Rangel has been preparing himself  for the NCAA Division II Wrestling National Championships that will take place this weekend (March 14-15) at Public Hall in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Pit stop
  • Gators, Shockers top poll again; Lobos 20th

    The Associated Press

    Florida, which finished an unbeaten season in the Southeastern Conference, and Wichita State, which completed an undefeated regular season, are the top two teams in the AP college basketball poll for the third straight week.

    The Gators (29-2), who received 50 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday, open play in the SEC tournament Friday.