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Today's News

  • Pope’s mission to revive faith clouded by scandal

    By Nicole Winfield
    The Associated Press

    VATICAN CITY — Benedict XVI always cast himself as the reluctant pope, a shy bookworm who preferred solitary walks in the Alps to the public glare and the majesty of Vatican pageantry. But once in office, he never shied from charting the Catholic Church on the course he thought it needed — a determination reflected in his stunning announcement Monday that he would be the first pope to resign since 1415.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 13, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • The Local Emergency Planning Committee monthly meeting, 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the city of Las Vegas chambers. Open to the public. For more information, call Dennis English at 425-6190.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “Love Waves” by Rosemary Wells. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Future cosmetologist
  • Saturdays should stay

    The U.S. Postal Service’s decision to stop Saturday delivery mail — except for packages and to post office boxes — may sound practical, even necessary, but it’s not. Sure, the Postal Service has been facing some tough times, but what’s needed is a change of policy rather than a cut in services.

    Last week, USPS announced that it’s planning to cut back to weekday deliveries only to save money. “Our financial condition is urgent,” Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe told The Associated Press. “Things change.”

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 13, 2013
  • Work of Art - Why not just converse?

    The guy is either contemplating his navel (isn’t that the expression people used decades ago, for doing something pointless?) or he’s texting while driving. His head bobs to check the color of the traffic light, and sometimes he relies on a honk from the car behind him to decide when to proceed.

    That’s become a common occurrence. Some state organizations have even created a public service ad that urges people to sign a pledge in which they promise to W8-2text.

  • Every day I’m Shovelin’
  • Youth soccer sign-up under way

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting registrations for the upcoming spring season by waiting list basis only.  

    Parents may sign up their youngsters online at www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org. There is no cost to register, but a $50 fee will be collected as players are placed on teams.

    The LVYSL holds fall and spring seasons for players age 4-15, with divisions organized according to age groups. Spring play will begin in March.

  • Cowgirl distance runners highlight Kirby Open

    New Mexico Highlands’ women’s distance runners had a strong presence in the Don Kirby Open indoor meet held this past Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

    The Cowgirls made up half the field in the women’s 3,000-meter run, for example, and Ivana Aragon’s fourth place finish was just 21 seconds shy of winner Nancy Holguin of the host UNM Lobos.

    Up next for NMHU and head coach Bob DeVries is the Joe Davies Open on Saturday in Golden, Colo.

  • Luna softball wins three of four at Lamar

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College softball team travelled north to play Lamar (Colo.)Community College and while there, they traveled north in the standings.

    The Lady Rough Riders took three of four, winning 8-3, 7-6 and 5-3. They lost the last game of the series 7-5.

    “It was great to see how well this team played together,” said LCC Interim head coach Nathan Trujillo. “It was a great start to the season.”