Today's News

  • Good Friday walk
  • Head Start at West to cut 3 jobs

    Three administrative positions at West Las Vegas Head Start are on the chopping block next school year courtesy of the federal sequester and an audit finding.

    During a special board meeting Wednesday, Head Start Director Joseph Griego told the board the current plan is to cut 5 percent of his annual budget, and that would require the reduction in force of three employees.

  • Education pension overhaul signed

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Retired educators will receive smaller cost-of-living adjustments for the next 30 years under a measure approved by legislators and signed into law Friday by Gov. Susana Martinez.

    The new law takes effect July 1, and also will require current teachers and other educational employees to permanently pay more into their retirement system if they earn $20,000 or more a year. There will be no payroll contribution increase for those with salaries below that amount.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - April 1, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Sunport traffic falls 20 percent

    ALBUQUERQUE — New numbers show that New Mexico’s largest airport saw a 19.4-percent dip in passenger traffic from 2007 to 2012.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that Albuquerque International Sunport also has seen a steep decline in the number of daily departures and has lost non-stop service to a dozen destinations since 2008.

  • Looking Back - April 1, 2013

    In 1963
    Monday, April 1 — The board of the New Mexico State Hospital began making immediate plans today to select a new superintendent for the controversy-racked mental institution. The board Saturday fired Dr. Thomas Hogshead for poor management after he refused to resign and named Dr. William F. Sears superintendent on a temporary basis.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 1, 2013

    Story Time at Carnegie

    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., on Wednesdays in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - April 1, 2013

    Partly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 10-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. A chance of rain and snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

    A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. A 20 percent chance of snow at night. Cloudy, with a low around 21.

    A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 31.

  • Acclaimed filmmaker to lecture at Highlands

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Documentary filmmaker, editor and director Maureen Gosling will teach at Highlands University April 1 to April 12 through the university’s Nina Telsa Ballen Visiting Artist Program.

    Gosling will also present a lecture and lead a discussion today (Monday) after a free community screening of the documentary Smokin’ Fish. The screening will be at 7 p.m. in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

  • Noticias - April 1, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • David, Julian and Joey Martinez of Sheridan lost their home and all of their belongings recently to a structure fire. A donation account has been opened at the State Employees Credit Union for the family. They are also accepting donations of clothing and household items. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information or to drop off donations, contact Jesus at 505-920-8659.

  • Que Pasa - April 1, 2013

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 3 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. Free and open to the public.