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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 1, 2013

    Special City Council meeting set for Tuesday
    The Las Vegas City Council will hold a special City Council meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 1700 N. Grand Avenue. Among the items on the agenda are several drought contingency projects aimed at ensuring that Las Vegas doesn’t run out of water.

  • Weather - July 1, 2013

    Monday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Southeast wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southeast wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

    Tuesday

  • HU professor to conduct research at Johns Hopkins

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands biology professor Carol Linder will complete a research sabbatical this fall in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins University, one of the premier research institutions in the world.
    Linder, a cell and reproductive biology scientist, joined the Highlands University faculty in 2004 and established her Reproductive Biology Laboratory in 2005 with a grant from the National Institutes of Health. Linder developed a mouse colony for her research, which focuses on male infertility.

  • Que Pasa - July 1, 2013

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • San Miguel County Offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. Offices will re-open on Friday, July 5.
    • Las Vegas Optic offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and will re-open at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 5.
    • The reunion of the band Cascabel, 8 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, July 4 at El Rialto Patio Ballroom. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, call 426-9429.

  • Equal rights for all

    The U.S. Supreme Court made history last week with a pair of decisions on same-sex marriage that left gay rights advocates celebrating.

  • Another Perspective - Growing up in the Bell mansion

    In the June 7 Optic, Jesus Lopez wrote about Nuestra Historia, Part 1, and included a photo of a house built by a former slave named Montgomery Bell, who left Missouri and came to Las Vegas in 1867.
    Mr. Bell built a 10-room mansion that was located where Hot Springs Boulevard intersects with Bernalillo Street. Thanks to Mr. Lopez’s historical contributions, I immediately recognized the house where my grandparents lived. I have no doubt that many people in Las Vegas remember this house.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 1, 2013
  • Heat wave
  • Robbers go fishing

    Chris Wilson’s return to the Las Vegas Train Robbers paid quick dividends Saturday night in Alamogordo.

    Wilson hit 3 for 5, including one home run, with two runs batted in, and Ted LeMasters also homered for Las Vegas in a 9-6 victory at White Sands.

    Earlier this season, Wilson became the first Train Robber to earn a promotion to a higher pro league, the Frontier, and the Normal (Ill.) Cornbelters.

    John Hotta and Andrew Lopez joined Wilson as batters with three hits for Vegas. LeMasters notched three RBI.

  • Crespin wins decision

    The sequel had some different twists than the original, it’s true, but the final result was the same.

    Las Vegas’ Arturo “El Toro” Crespin dominated in a rematch victory over Jose Cruz Garcia on Friday night, part of Chavez Promotions’ “Aztec Warriors” professional boxing card at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
    This time, Crespin defeated Garcia in a six-round unanimous decision, winning 60-54 on one judge’s scorecard and 59-55 according to the other two.