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Today's News

  • Students soak up Cuban architecture

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Six New Mexico Highlands University media arts students traveled to Havana, Cuba in January for a cultural exchange that included creating three-dimensional photographic models of architectural treasures to aid preservation.

  • Panel OKs fix for lottery scholarships

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico college students receiving lottery-financed scholarships could avoid reductions in their financial aid next year under a proposal endorsed Friday by a Senate committee.

    A measure sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, will shore up the state’s largest scholarship program temporarily as lawmakers search for a permanent solution to its financial problems.

  • Counties concerned with forest travel planning

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    In a state where tourism is big business, leaders from New Mexico’s 33 counties want to make sure the federal government gives them a seat at the table as the U.S. Forest Service decides which roads and trails should be closed to motorized traffic.

    County leaders voted Saturday to approve a resolution addressing the agency’s effort to establish travel management plans for millions of acres in New Mexico.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 18, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 18, 2013

    Children’s Chorus program

    Learn music and sing songs from many cultures in the Las Vegas Children’s Chorus program, which runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Old Mission Church on Chavez and Socorro Street. The program is coordinated by the United World College with UWC faculty member Kevin Zoernig.

  • Weather - Feb. 18, 2013

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 18. Southwest wind 5-10 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. South wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 24.

    Wednesday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Windy. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Breezy.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:44 a.m. to 5:46 p.m.

  • Valentine’s Day visit
  • Noticias - Feb. 18, 2013

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

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 18, 2013

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “Bear in Sunshine/Oso bajo el sol” by Stella Blackstone and Debbie Harter. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Is he finally serious?

    In last week’s State of the Union Address, President Obama finally started talking tough about the need to respond to climate change. We say it’s about time.