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Today's News

  • NMHU closes at WNMU

    Double-doubles by China Smith and Domonique Rivera and an 18-point effort by Alyssa Lopez keyed a 57-54 New Mexico Highlands win at Western New Mexico on Saturday in Silver City.

    NMHU finishes 14-16 overall and 9-13 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, its best yet under coach Tiffany Darling and the best in several years.

    Smith had 11 points and 10 rebounds; Rivera had 10 and 10. Whitley Coca added eight points and five assists.

    The Cowgirls shot just 33 percent but outrebounded the hard-luck Mustangs (1-25) 46-35.

  • Bargaining rights defended

    Las Vegans of all ages joined a swelling number of protesters nationwide who say union busting is not acceptable — not in Wisconsin or anywhere else.

    Local activists said they stand with teachers, firefighters, police officers and government workers of all stripes. State budgets should not be balanced on the backs of public employees, they say, while the richest corporations continue to get tax breaks.

  • Senior Profile: Harry Anderson and Meta Levister

    They bring strong perspectives developed during a lifetime of experiences from coast to coast. Meta Levister and Harry Anderson, instructors in the Department of Business and Professional Studies at Luna Community College, impart their knowledge to students, emphasizing a “can do” attitude.

  • Man gets 5th DWI arrest

    A Las Vegas man injured in a one-vehicle rollover crash early Monday was arrested on felony DWI and other charges.

    Peter M. Aragon, 39, of the 800 block of Washington in Las Vegas, is charged with aggravated driving under the influence, driving with a suspended or revoked license, careless driving and having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.

  • Recycling center too successful

    Since Highlands University opened its new recycling drop-off center last November, the campus and Las Vegas community response has been so strong that the bins fill up faster than they can be emptied with existing manpower.

    Consequently, the center has new hours — from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and closed on weekends.

    Plans are to reopen two weekends a month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., once additional volunteers are on board.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 25, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Used book sale sponsored by AAUW, noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the New Mexico HIghlands University Student Center. All proceeds go to scholarships for NMHU women students.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR  

  • Noticias - Feb. 25, 2010

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

  • Nuestra Historia - Will it be red or green?

    It has been two months since our first column, and many Optic readers have contacted us with questions and comments. One continuing question is why Las Vegas and New Mexico history is alternately referred to as Spanish and Mexican.

  • Orgullo del Norte - From Oñate to Invenergy

    “It is very hard to remember that events now long in the past were once in the future.”
    — Frederic William Maitland

    The downtown mural will be erected from the outside in. The panels will begin with the earliest period (pre-Spanish incursion) and latest period (today’s issues, conflicts, and events), working its way to the middle (the turn of the century 1880-1912). Therefore we will skip back and forth in order to describe what the public will be viewing, albeit out of a traditional timeline sequence.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    Thumbs up! GREAT RECOGNITION. The West Las Vegas school district was honored at the State Capitol last week because four of its elementary schools were named among the top 20 schools in the state serving the needs of English language learners. The Don Cecilio Martinez, Tony Serna, Union and Valley elementary schools shared in West’s honor. The ceremony was part of the Bilingual Education Day at the State Legislature, and West was the only district to have four schools listed.