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Today's News

  • Senate approves controversial debt-limit bill

    By Andrew Taylor
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Senate emphatically passed emergency legislation Tuesday to avoid a first-ever government default, rushing the legislation to President Barack Obama for his signature just hours before the deadline. The vote was 74-26.

    Obama planned to sign the bill promptly and also was making remarks at the White House.

  • Two injured in I-25 crash

    A single vehicle rollover on southbound Interstate 25 near the Villanueva exit Monday left two people injured and forced the brief closure of the interstate, authorities said.

    The two people in the vehicle were transported from the scene in separate medivac helicopters, according to state police. They sustained moderate to severe injuries, though the injuries were not believed to be life threatening, according to state police.

    The accident occurred about a mile east of N.M. 3/Villanueva exit, according to the state Department of Transportation.

  • Looking Back - August 3, 2011

    In 1911

    Tuesday, August 1 — Las Vegas is to have a great white way. In fact it already has one, since the installation of magnificent electric signs by R.J. Taupert, the Las Vegas Light and Power company, the Agua Pura company and The Optic ... Cooperating with the firms which are installing the big electric signs, which are a striking feature of all the big city business districts, enterprising merchants are taking advantage of a low, flat monthly rate for window lighting, offered by the local light and power company ...

  • Looking Ahead - News August 3, 2011

    Nat Gold Players comedy begins Friday

    Nat Gold Players presents Over the Edge Part 4, an original comedy about Las Vegas at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Sala de Madrid on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. General admission is $10. Seniors get in for $8 and students with ID pay $5.

  • Looking Ahead - News August 3, 2011

    Nat Gold Players comedy begins Friday

    Nat Gold Players presents Over the Edge Part 4, an original comedy about Las Vegas at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Sala de Madrid on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. General admission is $10. Seniors get in for $8 and students with ID pay $5.

  • Weather - August 3, 2011

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

    Thursday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming south 5-10 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

    Friday

  • FYI - News

    El Camino Road between Hot Springs Boulevard and Cinder Road will be closed to through traffic until Thursday, Aug. 4, due to construction of the Cinder Road bicycle and pedestrian trail project.
     

  • Brass Band to perform original Las Vegas piece

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Greater Las Vegas March, yes, that is Las Vegas, will open the 2011 annual Las Vegas Heritage Week on Friday, Aug. 5, at Plaza Park.  This composition by John A. Hand, Jr., composed in the late 19th Century, and dedicated to local resident Jefferson Raynolds, will be performed by the New Mexico Territorial Brass Band beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • Que Pasa - August 3, 2011

    TODAY HOY

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Tell Me the Day Backwards” by Albert Lamb. All programs are free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Obama also to blame

    After a brief sigh of relief that an economic crisis of unprecedented proportions was averted, we turn our attention to the outcome. It looks bleak indeed.