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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 4, 2012

    It’s fiesta time

    The Fourth of July Fiestas parade begins at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Second Street and Mills Avenue and ends at Plaza Park, where a special veterans program will follow. Entertainment at the park runs from Friday through Sunday.

  • Weather - July 4, 2012

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Thursday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

  • FYI - News - July 4, 2012

    Fire restrictions remain in effect for San Miguel County. All open burns including fireworks are prohibited at this time. If there is a need for an open burn it must be inspected and approved by your local fire department .
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    In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, the Optic will be closed today but will reopen on Thursday.

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  • Noticias - July 4, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • St. Paul’s Peace Church at Eighth and National is open from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays for prayer and meditation. The labyrinth in front of Faith Hall is open to the public for prayer and meditation daily every day.

  • Que Pasa - July 4, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Calling all Veterans, the city of Las Vegas selected veterans as the 2012 4th of July Parade Grand Marshals. The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4 beginning at Second Street and Mills Avenue and ends at Plaza Park. A special veterans program will follow at the park. For more information, call 505-718-9856 or email nnmveterans@gmail.com.
    • Fourth of July Fiesta parade, 10 a.m. starts at 2nd St. and MIlls and ends at Plaza Park.
    • Cineflex at Ilfeld Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4.

  • The better side of the U.S.A.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 4, 2012
  • Work of Art - No instant replay in 1912

    Super Slo-Mo (that’s a term I believe I’ve just made up), instant replay, zoom lenses, extra-sensitive mikes: they’ve spoiled it for all of us.

    Let me explain:

    It was exactly this time 100 years ago that Las Vegas became transformed from a sleepy little town to an active little town, with the hosting of a world heavyweight championship bout.

    Those of you who read our Page 1 Looking Back feature may be aware that the Fourth of July festivities that year included a fight between Jack Johnson and Jim Flynn.

  • Fiesta run is Sunday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas Fiestas are coming, and so is the annual Fiesta Run.

    On Sunday morning, July 8, in the crisp New Mexico air, more than 300 runners, walkers, families, children, old and young will begin their descent to the Old Town Plaza from Montezuma and the county fairgrounds.

    The 5K walk and 5K run will start at 7 a.m. at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds on Hot Springs Boulevard west of Las Vegas and the 10K run will start at 7 a.m. at the United World College in nearby Montezuma.