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Today's News

  • Pope brings message of hope at giant Mass

    By Michael Weissenstein
    and Nicole Winfield

    The Associated Press

    SILAO, Mexico — Pope Benedict XVI addressed hundreds of thousands of Mexicans seeking a message of hope for their violence-plagued country at an open-air Mass on Sunday, saying renewing their hearts and faith would help them in troubled times.

  • Looking Back - March 26, 2012

    In 1912

    Sunday, March 17 — The stork made 36 visits in six months. The busy bird brought 21 boys and 15 girls. Casual consideration of the mortality statistics for East Las Vegas for the six months ending March 10 would lead one to believe the health conditions in this city are appalling. During that period there were 21 deaths and 36 births, giving the grim reaper an advantage. However, of the number of deaths recorded, 19 were persons not established as residents of the city.

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 26, 2012

    Women’s Golf Association sign-up this week

    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association sign-up will be from 10 a.m. to noon this Wednesday at 769 Diane. For more information, call Judy Long at 425-6003.
     

  • Weather - March 26, 2012

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 71. Windy, with a west wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 38. Breezy, with a west wind 15- 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 71. West wind around 15 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 38.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 73. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 40.

  • Sculptor designs belt buckle

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Nationally known sculptor Duke Sundt designed a commemorative belt buckle for the Highlands University President’s Gala: Dollars for Scholars.

    The gala is a scholarship fundraiser that will also celebrate Highlands University President Jim Fries’ five-year anniversary.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - March 26, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Man held in grandson’s death
    SANTA FE — Deputies are holding an Española man in custody on suspicion that he was driving drunk when he lost control of his truck and it rolled, killing his 4-year-old grandson.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that 39-year-old Mariano Pinon-Chavez rolled the truck on a dirt road in Española around 5 p.m. Saturday.

    His grandson was not in a seat belt and was killed.

  • Justice speaks out about DWI case

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The state Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a decision by former Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration to fire a prison guard arrested for drunken driving, but the court’s longest serving member describes the outcome as “unjust” although legally correct.

    In an unusual display of personal views in a court ruling, Justice Patricio Serna wrote, “I cannot remain silent about something that matters and seems unfair to me.”

  • More bad judgment

    The saga of LeeEtte and Jay Quintana continues, only this time it’s taking place in Mora, where Mrs. Quintana now works as a principal. There, at Mora Elementary School, she brought her husband, an accused child  sex offender, on campus for an after-school activity. Not surprisingly, the backlash has been severe.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 26, 2012
  • Editor's Note - The root of all ...

    Money. It’s been on my mind a lot lately, because I don’t have enough of it.

    Oh, I know, you think I shouldn’t complain because I’m paid the big bucks to run the Optic. And, yes, I know I should be thankful for my seven-figure salary — I just wish those seven digits didn’t include the two to the right of the decimal point.

    Still, unlike a lot of people, I’m fortunate to have all the necessities of life.