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  • Weather - Dec. 21, 2011

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. West wind around 10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 19. West wind 5-15 mph.

    Thursday
    A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. North wind 5-15 mph. A 40 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.

    Friday
    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 26. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 5.

  • Suggestions for reducing trash this holiday season

    Americans generated 250 million tons of trash in 2010 (US EPA), which translates to 4.43 pounds per person per day.  If we isolate the holiday season, this daily average would be much higher, considering that Americans generate an additional five million tons of waste from Thanksgiving to New Years. Of that, four million tons come from shopping bags and wrapping paper.

    Start off your holiday season on a green foot by making a few small changes.

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 21, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s books are “Rudolph Shines Again” by Robert L. May and “All I Want for Christmas / Lo unico que quiero para Navidad” by Rebecca Gomez. The theme for the month is “It’s Christmas Time in Las Vegas.” All programs are free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Noticias - Dec. 21, 2011

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

    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.

  • Mora hoops teams keep rolling

    Setting the tempo early with strong defense that translated into early leads, the Mora Rangerettes handled Santa Rosa and Clayton over the weekend to beef their record up to 8-0.

    Mora defeated Santa Rosa 56-43 on Friday after leading 37-19 at halftime.

    Then on Saturday, the Rangerettes topped Clayton on the road, 52-40, part of a doubleheader sweep that also saw the Mora boys prevail on enemy hardwood.

  • Wrestlers travel east, reap success

    Their trip east beat the storm. It also resulted in some solid performances.
    Robertson wrestlers competed in the Amarillo (Texas) Duals while West Las Vegas grapplers entered the Tucumcari Rattler Open this past Saturday.

    • • •

    Coach Richard Martinez’s Cardinals secured fifth place in the Amarillo Duals, finishing with a 55-24 win over Palo Duro (Texas).

    Hometown school Amarillo Tascosa captured the event title by beating fellow Texas squad Dumas 45-27. Tascosa had beaten Robertson earlier in a head-to-head matchup.

  • Archuleta 5th in debut show

    Ralph Archuleta’s debut performance as a competitive bodybuilder earned the Meadow City native a fifth place finish — and rave reviews from his trainer.

    Archuleta was rated fifth in the men’s novice middleweight division of the 2011 National Physique Committee Met-Rx Rocky Mountain Championships held Nov. 12 in Denver.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 21, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls at Ben Lujan Tournament, TBA, Jacona

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls at Ben Lujan Tournament, TBA, Jacona

    FRIDAY
    Wrestling
    • West Las Vegas hosts WLV Quadrangular, noon, Gillie Lopez Gym

    SATURDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    SUNDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    MONDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

  • A divisive chamber

    The Las Vegas/San Miguel Chamber of Commerce has become a divisive organization. And since its name, the Chamber of Commerce, is widely recognized as a contact point for people who live elsewhere but seek to do business in Las Vegas, we fear more harm than good comes from its standing in the community.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 21, 2011