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Today's News

  • Block loses spot as Public Regulation Commission vice chair

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has voted to remove embattled Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. from his vice chairman’s post.
    The vote came Thursday during a regular meeting in Santa Fe. Block did not attend the meeting.

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  • Que Pasa - August 12, 2011

    TODAY HOY

    • Immaculate Conception Parish is beginning registration for religious education classes for the 2011-12 school year. Registration will take place at the school from noon to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday until Aug. 12. Classes begin on Aug. 22. Sessions run for 1-1/2 hours once a week. Sessions are on Monday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost, to help defray cost of books, is $35 for the year. For information, contact Rita Garcia at 454-0685 or 425-1455.

  • Noticias - August 12, 2011

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

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 12, 2011
  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP - PEOPLE, IT’S FAIRE TIME. That’s right, it’s time once again for the Peoples Faire, a two-day event again this year filled with arts and crafts, music, food and entertainment. It’ll be going on at Carnegie Park, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday this weekend, so don’t miss out.

  • One Las Vegas — 1882-1884

    Within a year of  the railroad’s arrival, the population in east Las Vegas equaled that of west Las Vegas, and between the two communities there was great activity and bustling enterprise. As a result, businessmen in particular began to see the need for basic services which only a municipal government could provide.  

  • ‘Day by day’ approach for Young

    New Mexico Highlands University head football coach Eric Young steered clear of specifics at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Football Media Day press conference Aug. 2 at the Colorado Springs Marriott.

  • Adult Softball

    As another summer of the Las Vegas Adult Softball League nears its conclusion, two defending champs are in a familiar position in the standings.
    Benavidez Construction’s Hackers, who held off a finals challenge to add the 2010 tournament championship to the regular-season trophy they’d already secured, are in the No. 1 spot again in the men’s league.

  • Local roper wins $10K in Clovis event

    Lydia Ulibarri of Las Vegas is on her way to the U.S. Team Roping Championships national finals this October.

    Ulibarri teamed with Mike Kelling of Hartley, Texas, to earn national finals qualification — not to mention $10,000 in prize money — with a strong performance in the USTRC’s Southwest Regionals this past Friday, Aug. 5, at the Curry County Events Center in Clovis.