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Today's News

  • UWC mourns benefactor

    By Jennifer Rowland
    United World College-USA

    Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a philanthropist and noted “visionary for peace” whose generosity has touched dozens of United World College students, died last Tuesday at the age of 106.

    An inspiration to all who knew her, Kathryn kayaked, swam, painted, traveled, and played a fierce game of croquet well into her 90s. This year, she told UWC-USA President Lisa Darling that her goal was to make a new friend everyday — and that friend should be as committed to peace as she was.

  • Two charged with setting off bombs

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Two men goofing around with homemade bottle bombs found themselves behind bars after police heard two explosions in the vicinity of Rodriguez Park just after midnight on Friday.

    Las Vegas residents Zachary Garza, 20, of the 500 block of Hightower, and Mario Urioste, 19, of the 400 block of Rita Street, were arrested and charged with possession of an explosive or incendiary device and ordered held on $5,000 cash bonds following their arraignment in San Miguel Magistrate Court on Friday, according to court records.

  • Looking Back - May 1, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 1, 2013

    Cinco de Mayo dance at Recreation Center
    A Cinco de Mayo Youth Dance at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center is set for 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday. Cost is $3. A DJ wll provide musical entertainment. The dance will also be supervised by center staff, and a concession stand will be available.

  • Weather - May 1, 2013

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. West wind 10-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Blustery, with a northeast wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Thursday

  • Clarification - May 1, 2013

    A story in the April 24 edition of the Optic reported that District Judge Eugenio Mathis was forced off the bench in late February for misconduct. In fact, Mathis resigned his position after being accused of misconduct as part of an agreement that was approved by the state Supreme Court. Mathis retained his retirement benefits, but he is not allowed to hold judicial office in New Mexico again.

  • HU singers to present musical show ‘Witches’

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Highlands University HU Singers present a musical production Witches at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    All tickets for Witches are $5. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free.

    The music includes lively selections from two popular Broadway musicals: Stephen Schwartz’ Wicked andStephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

  • Que Pasa - May 1, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Black Rabbit” by Philippa Leathers.  Free and open to the public.

    FRIDAY VIERNES
    • Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at 1213 Sixth Street. There will be a variety of household items, books, appliances, clothing, CDs and more. This is a fundraiser for Rotary Club.

  • Beer sales a bad idea

    Attracting the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs to Las Vegas was a major feather in the cap of city officials, the Las Vegas/San Miguel Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Corporation.  

    If all goes as expected, the League’s decision to field a new team in Las Vegas will lead to an increase in the number of people visiting Las Vegas during their season, boosting revenues for hotels, gas stations and restaurants. And it will give the people of Las Vegas another option for entertainment.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 1, 2013