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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 19, 2012

    Christmas fairs slated for this weekend

    Christmas fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the Student Center Ballroom on the Highlands University campus. For more information contact Inez Gallegos-Lujan at 425-9746 or 505-652-6943

  • Weather - Nov. 19, 2012

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 60. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 35.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 62.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:41 a.m. to 4:51 p.m.

  • FYI - Nov. 19, 2012

    The PNM Las Vegas payment center that normally is open Wednesdays and Thursdays will instead be open Tuesday and Wednesday this week due to the  Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday.
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    The offices of the Optic will be closed Thursday and Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The Optic will reopen on Monday.

  • New Addition
  • Que Pasa - Nov. 19, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Santa Fe National Forest Christmas Tree sales have begun, starting on Nov. 10 through Dec. 24 forest service offices along with various vendors in Pecos and Las Vegas are selling personal-use Christmas Tree permits for $10. Permits may be purchased at Pecos Canyon Station, Griego’s Market, Pancho’s Minute Men Shell Station, Laguna Vista Quick-Stop and at the forest service offices.

    TUESDAY MARTES

  • Noticias - Nov. 19, 2012

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

  • Concede vote and negotiate

    Finally, a ruling in Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s legal challenge to a 121-73 vote held five years ago in favor of a union for hospital employees — and the U.S. Court of Appeals decision is about as damning as they come.

    Just read this verbiage in the ruling in reference to “a blizzard of arguments” challenging the vote supervised by the National Labor Relations Board.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 19, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Home and family

    Eight years.

    That’s how long I’ve lived in Las Vegas. Long enough to have become familiar with the community and its people, but not nearly long enough to become anything other than an outsider, at least to some people.

    I guess I don’t mind. I was born and raised in Arkansas, and yet I’ve always felt sort of different there too.

    Unless I’m with my family. There, I belong.

  • NMHU’s Samano concludes career

    NMHU reports

    New Mexico Highlands University cross country standout Ismael Samano capped his collegiate career with a 172nd place finish at the 2012 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships held Saturday in Joplin, Mo.

    Samano entered the race with high hopes of an All-American (top 40) finish after qualifying from the tough Central Region two weeks ago.

    “There are eight regions, “ noted NMHU coach Bob DeVries, “but the Central took 11 of the top 25 and 15 of the All-American spots in the race.”