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  • Weather - May 23, 2011

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a calm wind becoming west 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 43. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, decreasing to 10-15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Windy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy and windy at night, with a low around 43.

    Wednesday

  • FYI

    New Mexico’s centennial license plate is getting rave reviews for its design. Gov. Susana Martinez and other state officials received plaques last week by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association for New Mexico having the best license plate in the nation for 2010, according to The Associated Press. The turquoise-colored plate features a Zia sun symbol.

  • MMS bands to host concert

    The Memorial Middle School Bands will be host to a Spring Concert at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 at the Memorial Middle School gymnasium.

    Performances begin with a combination of students from Sierra Vista, Los Niños, and Legion Park Elementary schools.

    Also performing is the Memorial Middle School sixth grade band and the concert will culminate with Memorial’s more advanced band.

  • Que Pasa - May 23, 2011

    TUESDAY MARTES

  • Noticias - May 23, 2011

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

    • Luna Community College is offering enhanced college credit summer programs for high school students and 2011 graduating seniors. The programs will provide free tuition for up to eight credit hours, books and fees. Applications are available at the high school counseling offices and at the LCC Concurrent/Dual Credit office located in the technology building, room 114. For more information, call 454-5377 or 1-800-588-7232 ext. 175. Registration is on-going through June 10.

  • Back at square one

    So, it didn’t turn out so well. We’re talking about the well-intended but ineffective process the Las Vegas City Schools board used to find its new superintendent. Nevertheless, the district can still salvage the situation and find the best person for this all-important job.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 23, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Great debates

    A couple of weeks ago I was asked to be a judge at a series of debates at West Las Vegas High School. What I experienced was both frustrating and inspiring.

    First, the frustration. I found it difficult to sit there without speaking up about the issues under debate. The questions posed were relevant and timely and the wannabe teacher in me wanted to jump into the fray. But I maintained my role and kept quiet — not such an easy thing to do for an inky pundit like me.

  • Fifth-graders honor late coaches

    This year’s Las Vegas City Schools fifth-grade basketball championship tournaments had a little more meaning than usual for participants, spectators and the school district.

  • Commentary: Pound for pound, Gillie was a great one

    Editor’s note: This is the seventh of a series of articles written on old-school athletics by Luna Community College sports performance instructor Henry Sanchez.

    By Henry Sanchez
    Luna Community College

    Gilbert “Gillie” Lopez was born on Jan. 11, 1922, and passed away on May 18, 2005. In the 83 years he lived on this earth, he left a mark that his family can be proud of. We will attempt to look at his life and recall some of the things that made the man.