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Today's News

  • Council OKs Bradner contract

    The City Council took another major step last week toward pursuing the expansion of its Bradner Reservoir.

    City councilors voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a professional services agreement with URS Corporation for pre-design engineering services for the project. The contract stipulates that the amount the company will be paid won’t exceed $828,991.

  • Five flu deaths confirmed in state

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico health officials on Thursday confirmed the first five flu deaths of this season.

    The cases involve a 91-year-old woman and a 94-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County, a 67-year-old woman from Bernalillo County, a 57-year-old woman from Lea County and a 56-year-old man from Chaves County.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 21, 2013

    In 1963
    Friday, Jan. 18 — The medical staff of the New Mexico State Hospital was augmented by the arrival of Dr. Walter G. Moss, who reported for duty Jan. 16. Dr. Moss, who is 48 years of age, was previously employed at State Hospital South, Blackfoot, Idaho. The former superintendent of the New Mexico State Hospital, Dr. C.G. Stillinger, is presently superintendent at the Idaho institution and, Dr.; Moss said, recommended that he accept the position at Las Vegas.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 21, 2013

    Story Time at Carnegie is Wednesday
     Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on  Wednesdays in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Missing Mitten Mystery” by Steven Kellogg. The event is free and open to the public.
     

  • Weather - Jan. 21, 2013

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 51. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 28.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 60. Clear at night, with a low around 28.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 61. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 31.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 55. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 26.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:07 a.m. to 5:17 p.m.

  • EPA changed course after protest

    By Ramit Plushnickmasti
    The Associated Press

    WEATHERFORD, Texas  — When a man in a Fort Worth suburb reported his family’s drinking water had begun bubbling like champagne, the federal government sounded an alarm: A company may have tainted their wells while drilling for natural gas.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 21, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21. The offices will re-open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Missing Mitten Mystery” by Steven Kellogg. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • A man of peace

    On this holiday in which we remember a man who gave his life for “a more perfect union,” we should also remember how he acted. He was a man who lived in violent times, yet his response was peaceful.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 21, 2013
  • Editor's Note - Sanity still rules

    Lately it seems that reason has taken a back seat to the crazies out there. But, fortunately, that’s not true.