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  • Looking Back - March 18, 2015

    In 1965
    Wednesday, March 17 — A number of valuable Santos have been stolen from churches in the Las Vegas area recently and State Police are seeking the thieves. The latest theft was between March 9 to 13 at the morada of Sacred Heart of Jesus at Tiptonville, near Watrous. Six Santos were taken from the morada. All are over 100 years old and are valued at not less than $1,000 each.

  • Looking ahead - News - March 18, 2015

    Fix-A-Leak Fair is Thursday at Rec Center
    The city of Las Vegas will be hosting a Fix-A-Leak Fair from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. this Thursday at the Abelino Montoya Recreation Center. Customers will learn how to identify water leaks at home and how to read their meters/water bills. They will gain knowledge of which plumbing fixtures save more water and better understand the conservation programs offered. The first 10 participating customers will receive a free gift bag.

  • Weather - March 18, 2015

    A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.


  • Que Pasa - March 18, 2015

    • The Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed through Wednesday, March 18 for court software conversation and software training. The court will re-open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 19.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Word Bird’s New Friend” by Jane Moncure. Free and open to the public.

  • A frightening wake-up call

    Anyone who has doubts that the public education system in New Mexico is in desperate need of reform should read the column written by D’Val Westphal in last Friday’s Albuquerque Journal.

  • Editorial cartoon - March 18, 2015
  • Work of Art: Honor code among players

    One gets cabin fever. It was easy to be stricken by that affliction during last week’s frigid days of winter.

    Outside of the Optic, stalactites and stalagmites grew to about 12 feet. I craved air and sunshine, which I received with a quick walk around nearby Lincoln Park.

  • NMSU teams going dancing

    The Associated Press
    LAWRENCE, Kan.  — Kansas, after winning its 11th straight regular-season Big 12 Conference title, will open the NCAA Tournament as a No. 2 seed in the Midwest Regional against 15th-seeded New Mexico State.
    The Jayhawks (26-8) will remain close to home when the open tournament play on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska — with a potential matchup against in-state foe Wichita State looming in the third round.

  • Lady Dons take two from SFIS

    Sonya Lujan blasted two home runs in her first two at-bats of the 2015 softball season, and West Las Vegas cruised to the first of two decisive wins over visiting Santa Fe Indian School on an idyllic Monday afternoon at WLV Field.

    Lujan accounted for four runs batted in courtesy of the two home runs, one delivered to each side of the outfield, in a 14-2 win for Lucas Griego’s Lady Dons.

    In the nightcap, West rolled to a 16-6 decision. Both games were called early due to the 10-run mercy rule.