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Today's News

  • Looking Back - News - Feb. 20, 2012

    In 1935

    Thursday, Feb. 21 — The school house in district No. 19 at San Isidro was destroyed by fire last Thursday, according to an announcement made today by J.V. Gallegos, county school superintendent. Mr. Gallegos said that the fire probably started from a defective flue. It occurred about eight o’clock in the morning, before the children had reached school. All furniture and many of the books were destroyed. The building was constructed about 15 years ago with state aid... About 33 students were enrolled at the school.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 20, 2012

    Carnegie hosting Story Time on Wednesday

    Story Time at Carnegie Library will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday  in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Under the Ocean” by Michael Garland. The theme for the month is “Leap Year Laughter.” All programs are free and open to the public..

  • Weather - Feb. 20, 2012

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Windy, with a west wind 30-35 mph, decreasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 19. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. West wind 15-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 25.  

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 52. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 31.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:42 a.m. to 5:47 p.m.

  • FYI - News - Feb. 20, 2012

    Still trying to figure out which mayoral candidate you’ll vote for? The Optic is hosting a forum for all eight mayoral candidates from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight (Monday) at the Memorial Middle School auditorium. Come see where each candidate stands on the issues. The forum includes a segment where candidates answer questions from the audience. 

  • Noticias - Feb. 20, 2012

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

    • Free 2012 Tax Returns – federal and state — will be prepared for low- and middle-income taxpayers by Certified AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers. No complicated filings. Do not have to be retired or an AARP member to receive services. Seven days and evenings are scheduled at NM Highlands University, 903 Baca St. (at 9th Street) between Feb. 14 and April 14. Call for an appointment at 505-425-6261 or 479-466-5161.  

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 20, 2012

    MONDAY
    LUNES

    • The Las Vegas Optic’s mayoral candidate forum will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Memorial Middle School auditorium.

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Under the Ocean” by Michael Garland. The theme for the month is “Leap Year Laughter.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Wise move, timely idea

    The Las Vegas City Council’s decision to terminate the city’s contract with the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce was a wise move.  Public confidence in the chamber’s ability to serve the local businesses has all but disappeared, so cutting off the public funds was a necessary move.

    Now comes the formidable task of rebuilding. The city, after all, needs a chamber of commerce that effectively supports, promotes and markets the business community in such a way as to encourage economic development and job growth.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 20, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Election criteria

    Maybe it’s all the forums. I listened to bits and pieces of the radio station forums for the council and mayoral candidates. I attended the Community Water Board forums. Now I’m in the middle of moderating the Optic’s candidate forums. And next week I plan to attend the two business-specific mayoral forums being sponsored by the Las Vegas Independent Business Alliance.

  • HU scares nationally ranked Metro

    Three points. Four points.

    That’s all that separated New Mexico Highlands from nationally ranked Metro State (women and men, respectively) on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    Upsets would’ve been just what the doctor ordered for Highlands teams fighting for their playoff lives as the regular season winds down.