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Today's News

  • Dear Teacher - Sept. 11, 2016

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy Gisler

    Question: Is there an easy way to help kids adjust to an earlier bedtime for school? All of us have been staying up until 10 or later. — Need More Sleep

    Answer: It definitely takes some adjustment for children to get back into a good sleeping pattern after a summer of late nights! However, parents ­— with some pre-planning and getting started a few weeks before school starts — will be able to ease their children into a great sleep schedule.

  • Weather - Sept. 11, 2016

    Sunday

    HIGH 79° / LOW 55°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
    Sunday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:41 a.m. to 7:13 p.m.

    Monday

    HIGH 77° / LOW 51°
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:42 a.m. to 7:11 p.m.

    Tuesday

  • Looking Back - Sept. 11, 2016

    Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1966 —  The West Las Vegas Dons defeated the Hawks of Laguna-Acoma by a score of 43-20 behind the passing and running of Frank Montenegro Friday night. Montenegro passed for 115 yards and scored three times on runs of eight, 10 and 15 yards. He also passed for a touchdown to Salomon Esquibel on a 30-yard scoring toss. Esquibel scored two other touchdowns on runs of 50 and 25 yards. Carlos Montoya scored the other touchdown for the Dons.

  • Remember 9/11
  • Noticias - Sept. 11, 2016

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

    • The Adoptive and Foster Spiritual Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows religious education building. The group provides spiritual support to families with adopted and foster children. For more information, call Dolores Ortega or Savannah Montoya at 505-440-8686.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 11, 2016

    9.11.2016
    SUNDAY

    Sept. 11
    An honor and remembrance ceremony hosted by Woodmen of the World and the city of Las Vegas will be held at 2 p.m. at Carnegie Library Park. The public is invited to attend.

    9.12.2016
    MONDAY

    10 a.m.
    Ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the renovated Trolley Building on the campus of Highlands University will take place at the facility located on 12th an San Francisco Ave.

    9.16.2016
    FRIDAY

    7 p.m.

  • Homeowners deserve better

    It’s a terrifying prospect: You find a house you like and make an offer on it. The offer is accepted, and you move forward on the closing process, buying title insurance and signing a mountain of paperwork for the mortgage on your new home.

    You take possession of the home and faithfully pay your taxes and mortgage. Then 10 years later, surprise! You can’t refinance or sell the house because it turns out you don’t actually have a clear title to the property.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 11, 2016
  • Another Perspective: What matters most in improving our higher education outcomes

    By Sam Minner

    The debates about improving the performance of New Mexico’s institutions of higher education have sharpened recently as the state budget faces daunting shortfalls.

    The budgets for all public colleges and universities have recently been reduced, and more cuts might be on the way. 

    State funding for higher education is not mandated in New Mexico and, as a result, when cuts in state government have to be made, higher education often bears them.

  • Just a Thought: Victims or heroes? The choice is yours

    By Rick Kraft

    “Honey, call 911. My flight’s been hijacked. I know we’re all going to die. I’m not giving up. We’re getting ready to do something. There’s three of us who are going to do something about it. I love you honey.” These were the words spoken by 38-year-old Tom Burnett 3,000 feet  in the air over the skies of Pennsylvania on the morning of Sept. 11, 15 years ago to his wife Deena who was having breakfast at home in California.