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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Another Perspective: That was back in oh-two

    At what point will the term “turn of the century” refer to this century instead of last? To me the expression corresponds to the era when my dad, born in 1903, came around.

    But we’ve been into the 21st century for 11 years, and technically, the few years past ought to be the real turn of the century.

    In addition, for years I’ve heard people say things like, “Back in oh-2, when I was a kid ...” It’s usually an exaggeration, one I used in class a number of times.

  • Cowboys: Nowhere else to go but up

    Nebraska-Kearney’s football team will take its final tour around the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this fall, and the consensus is that the Lopers’ ride will be a victory lap.

    UNK is the odds-on favorite to win the RMAC football championship this season. A preseason coaches’ poll released Monday noted that UNK received six of a possible 10 first-place votes and 13 points total, beating Colorado School of Mines and Colorado State-Pueblo, which garnered 22 points apiece.