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Today's News

  • Weather - Feb. 11, 2013

    Monday
    Scattered snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Southeast wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Scattered snow showers at night. Cloudy, with a low around 13. West wind 10-15 mph, becoming northeast in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

    Tuesday
    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming west in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 14.

    Wednesday

  • Rocking good time
  • Que Pasa - Feb. 11, 2013

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Welcome Reception for Kathleen Cahill, new CEO of Alta Vista Regional Hospital, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Alta Vista dining room.
    • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at St. Paul’s Peace Church. Tickets are $6 adults and $3 children 12 and younger. All you can eat pancakes, ham and drink. For more information, call 425-8479.

  • Luna’s YouthBuild program seeks participants

    By Eddie King
    LCC YouthBuild Program Director

    Luna Community College’s new program, YouthBuild, is seeking participants for the program. The program is a successful alternative education program. It assists local area youth ages 16 to 24 obtain their GED and pursue post-secondary education. Program participants will also learn construction industry-related job skills by renovating or building affordable housing in our community.

  • Noticias - Feb. 11, 2013

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

  • The latest outrage

    The nearly four-year-old Clayton Jay Quintana case has been, for many, one outrage after another. The latest is that even though he’s a convicted sex offender, and has to register as one, the law exempts him from having his name, photo and other information on the state’s sex offender website.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 11, 2013
  • Editor's Note - A letter and a conversation

    A conversation I had and a letter I received last week got me to thinking about what’s wrong and what’s right about Las Vegas. Let’s start with what’s right.

    People top the list of what’s right, as far as I’m concerned. We enjoy a great diversity of cultures and backgrounds here — not so much as a melting pot but as a tossed salad.

    I love the legend about how warring Native American tribes once declared the hot springs in Montezuma neutral territory, so all could enjoy its soothing and medicinal powers in peace.

  • Cowboys upset No. 14 Grizzlies

    John Jackson missed a three-pointer in the waning seconds Friday night, and New Mexico Highlands preserved a 74-72 win over No. 14 nationally ranked Adams State.

    Unfortunately for Cowboy fans, the team’s bid for a second upset of a ranked team fell short the next night as No. 20 Fort Lewis prevailed.

  • Bradley, Tapia star in East-West girls’ game

    Kendra Montoya’s three-point basket from the right wing tied it with less than a minute left.

    And one clutch free throw apiece by Santana Aragon and Abbey Bradley in the game’s closing seconds sealed Robertson’s 56-54 triumph at West Las Vegas on Friday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Lady Cardinals had led most of the night -- by as many as 11 points, 36-25, in the third quarter -- but a ferocious effort by WLV post Michelle Tapia keyed a Lady Don comeback.