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Today's News

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 19, 2015

    Sen. Udall to meet with constituents
    Representatives from the office of U.S. Senator Tom Udall will hold “Udall Serving You” Office Hours for San Miguel County residents who need help with issues related to federal agencies. The office hours will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at the Old Armory Building located at 917 Douglas Ave. in Las Vegas. Residents of Las Vegas and the surrounding communities are encouraged to stop by.

  • Weather - Aug. 19, 2015

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 53. Southeast wind 5-10 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 57.

    Friday

  • Back-to-school Bash
  • Que Pasa - Aug. 19, 2015

    TODAY
    HOY
    •  Carnegie Library Story Time is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19 in the children’s area of library. This week’s book is “Barnaby Goes to School” by Wendy Rouillard. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - August 19, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The shelter is open for overnight stays. The Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing, bedding, etc. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available call 454-1390.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 19, 2015
  • A worthwhile investment

    The statistics are startling. According to Pat Leahan of the Las Vegas Peace and Justice Center, 80 percent of the people booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center end up back in the county jail within four weeks of being released.

    That’s an incredibly high recidivism rate, particularly considering that the national rate is 43.4 percent within one year, Leahan notes.

  • Work of Art: Too late for lefties day

    Alas! I missed it by a week, but in my defense, I’ve been reminded that people with my condition are perpetually behind the times.

    I refer to National Left Handers Day, observed Aug. 13 and described “as a chance to tell your family and friends how proud you are of being left-handed, and also raise awareness of the issues lefties face in a world designed for right-handers.”

    They’re right! Too many of us get left behind.

  • Captain KIRK - Former Lobo big man, NBA alumnus teaches local youngsters his trade

    Alex Kirk has thrown down monster dunks, grabbed rebounds and blocked shots, delighting thousands of roaring fans in the world-famous Pit as well as NBA arenas.

    His 7-foot frame has worn the hallowed cherry and silver of the University of New Mexico Lobos as well as the same uniform as the most talented basketball player on the planet.

  • Topes double up Memphis

    Angelys Nina’s line drive single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th delivered the winning run and one for good measure Monday night, lifting the Albuquerque Isotopes to a 4-2 triumph over the Memphis Redbirds.

    Albuquerque (54-69) gave up a 2-0 lead when Memphis tied it with a two-run seventh. Neither team could score again until the Isotopes broke the stalemate in the 11th inning.

    The decisive set of at-bats mirrored the momentum swings of the entire game.