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Today's News

  • Comic Relief

    Las Vegas native Jose Maestas will hit the stage on Saturday as master of ceremonies for the East vs. West High School Competition by University Celebrity.

    Maestas, a stand-up comedian, said he is looking forward to being back in Las Vegas for this one-evening competition starting at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6 p.m. this Saturday at Ilfeld Auditorium.

    “I’m excited to be back in Las Vegas,” Maestas said. “I like to bring my hard-core “brownie” jokes.

  • Highlands interns making a difference

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Two New Mexico Highlands University social work students interning at Big Brothers Big Sisters are having a big impact on the number of kids the nonprofit serves in San Miguel and Mora counties.

    Alexis Gonzalez will graduate in May with her bachelor’s degree and Scot Deily is pursuing his master’s.

  • Looking Back - March 14, 2012

    In 1912

    Monday, March 11 — During the Lenten season in Las Vegas, Catholic churches devote at least one evening a week to the beautiful devotion called “The Way of the Cross.” In Las Vegas the devotion is practiced each Friday in the Catholic churches. In the Immaculate Conception church, the “Stations,” as the devotion is sometimes called, are said Friday evenings.

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 14, 2012

    Story Time at Carnegie

    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. today, March 14, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Lucky Tucker” by Leslie MCGuirk. The theme for the month is “Woman’s Month - Books Written for Children by Women.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Weather - March 14, 2012

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 68. West wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33. West wind 5-15 mph, becoming north.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 69. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest 15-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 37.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:12 a.m. to 7:08 p.m.

  • LV native to discuss the swastika symbol

    Submitted to the Optic

    As Alvin Korte recently travelled his native land, he became aware of and puzzled by the public display of an image that was deeply imprinted on his mind as a youth — the swastika.

    With Korte’s special interest in images and their meanings, more questions were raised. Why were swastikas — which today are synonymous with the Nazis and with death and hate — displayed on the high corners of the El Porvenir Hotel in Gallinas Canyon?

  • Que Pasa - March 14, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Lucky Tucker” by Leslie MCGuirk. The theme for the month is “Woman’s Month - Books Written for Children by Women.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Gas prices and recovery

    As of Monday afternoon, the cheapest gallon of gas in Las Vegas was $3.57 — and it’s probably higher by the time you read this. Some oil industry analysts are saying gas prices could hit as high as $5 per gallon by this summer.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 14, 2012
  • Work of Art - What’s to fear in Vegas?

    During a recent get-together with our three sons — one brought his family all the way from Denmark, one brought his spouse from Albuquerque, and the third son brought his wife and kids all the way from next door — our conversation turned to what life was like in our youth.

    You first, Dad.

    Well, I’ve already written a million words about how it seemed that there was a tough guy on every corner, who set the stopwatch he didn’t own, waiting to pounce on a peace-loving kid from the Railroad Avenue barrio.