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Today's News

  • 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.

  • No. 2 Laguna-Acoma topples No. 1 Pecos

    If it’s true that Friday night’s Pecos-Laguna-Acoma matchup was a preview of the Class 2A boys’ state championship, the Panthers have some work ahead between now and March.

    Laguna-Acoma (14-1), which entered the weekend ranked No. 2 in the classification, dictated the tempo and held on to beat No. 1 Pecos 73-68 in front of a capacity crowd at Sanchez Gym.

    The visiting Hawks were hot to start, pushing the ball inside and taking a 24-12 lead. Laguna led 43-23 early in the third.

  • Cowboys, Eagles battle to overtime

    Bonus basketball was in order Friday night, as New Mexico Highlands and Chadron State went into double overtime at the Wilson Complex.

    Highlands won 89-86 aided by Lavell McDade’s free throw with five seconds to go. Chadron’s David Downey missed a three at the buzzer.

    The score was knotted up at 69-69 at the end of regulation and 79-79 after one overtime session.

    Highlands slipped to 5-9 overall and 3-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.