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Today's News

  • Looking Back - Nov. 23, 2012

    In 1962

    Friday, Nov. 23 — An inmate of the New Mexico State Hospital at Las Vegas, one of three who escaped Thanksgiving Day, was still at large today. He and two others escaped by dropping 15 feet from a security ward window. Two of the escapees were recaptured yesterday.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 23, 2012

    Wildlife Refuge will be open this Sunday

    Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday. The Traditional Annual Fall Flight Festival features a 4-1/2 mile self-guided auto drive. Special events include a Bird-a-thon and Kids Wildlife Crafts from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Weather - Nov. 23, 2012

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 47.  Mostly clear at night, with a low around 27.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 63. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 30.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Monday

  • Cleanup a task in NY, NJ

    By David B. Caruso
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Just a few months ago, the parking lot at Jacob Riis Park on New York City’s Rockaway seashore was filled with happy beachgoers. Now, it is home to a mountain of misery from Superstorm Sandy — a growing pile of garbage containing everything from mangled appliances, splintered plywood and sodden drywall to shreds of clothing and family photos.

  • In Brief - News - Nov. 23, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Officials mull Zozobra date
    SANTA FE — The Santa Fe group that organizes the annual Zozobra ritual is considering moving the event from Thursday to Friday nights.
    The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe’s Zozobra director says the group is considering the day move. Ray Sandoval tells the Santa Fe New Mexican its awaiting a change of officers at the Santa Fe Fiesta Council before making a final decision.

  • Noticias - Nov. 23, 2012

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

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 23, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas Optic will be closed Friday, Nov. 23. The office will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, Nov. 26.
    • San Miguel County offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. They will reopen on Monday, Nov. 26.

    SUNDAY DOMINGO

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 23, 2012

    Looking for reasons for the season? Here are three gratuities gleaned from recent events in and around Las Vegas:

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 23, 2012
  • Another Perspective - Bullish on the state’s GOP

    Election Day was a tough one for Republicans. It was tough for our candidates, our volunteers and Gov. Martinez. Despite an investment of nearly $3 million by the governor and her related political action committees, a well-funded U.S. Senate race and an active GOP Victory operation, let’s not fool ourselves; the Republican Party frankly got wiped out.

    Although Republicans had a net gain of three seats in the state Senate, we experienced a net loss of at least two in the House of Representatives, thus dashing our hopes of taking control of this chamber.