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Today's News

  • Weather - Feb. 8, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. West wind around 10 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 23. West wind around 5 mph, becoming north.

    Thursday
    A slight chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. North wind around 5 mph, becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.

    Friday

  • New Digs
  • Valentine’s Fundraiser
  • Que Pasa - Feb. 8, 2012

    TODAY HOY

    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the San Miguel County Jail south of Las Vegas off the I-25 access road. For more information, call 429-2045.

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “A String of Heart”s by Laura Malone Elliott. The theme for the month is “Leap Year Laughter.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - Feb. 8, 2012

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

    • Free 2012 Tax Returns – federal and state — will be prepared for low- and middle-income taxpayers by Certified AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers. No complicated filings. Do not have to be retired or an AARP member to receive services. Seven days and evenings are scheduled at NM Highlands University, 903 Baca St. (at 9th Street) between Feb. 14 and April 14. Call for an appointment at 505-425-6261 or 479-466-5161.  

  • Last known WWI veteran dies at 110

    The Associated Press

    LONDON — Florence Green, the world’s last known veteran of World War I, has died at the age of 110, the care home where she lived said Tuesday.

    Briar House Care Home in King’s Lynn, England, said Green died Saturday, two weeks before her 111th birthday.

    Born Florence Beatrice Patterson in London on Feb. 19, 1901, she joined the Women’s Royal Air Force in September 1918 at the age of 17.

  • Informational meetings

    Timothy Dodge is on to something. As Las Vegas city manager, he’s been spearheading a series of informational meetings for the people running for mayor and council, and the benefits are significant.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 8, 2012
  • Work of Art - A doggy-dog world

    A few weeks back, I told the saga of Heidi, my dachshund whose manners were bad, and in an effort to train the dog, my friend Bob McIntosh suggested we have Heidi meet and live with Bob’s Great Dane, “Duke,” the canine with perfect manners.

    There was a doggone education that followed, but I don’t think Bob ever forgave me for owning a dog that passed her bad culinary habits on to Duke.

  • Giants’ Coughlin says he’ll be back

    By Tom Canavan
    AP Sports Writer

    INDIANAPOLIS  — Tom Coughlin is looking forward to the parade and a couple weeks off to reflect on the Giants’ second championship in five seasons. Then he will begin preparations for defending the title.

    The 65-year-old coach sees no reason to retire now.