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Today's News

  • Looking Back - News - August 20, 2012

    In 1962

    Monday, Aug. 20 — The banquet given  the local American Legion posts in honor of the visiting baseball players taking part in the Pacific Southwest tournament was well attended Saturday evening. The Old Armory on Douglas Ave. was filled almost to capacity by those who came to meet the visiting players and Legion officials and to hear Rep. Jack Campbell make an address. Sam Vigil served as master of ceremonies.

  • Looking Ahead - News - August 20, 2012

    Tierra y Montes board meeting is Tuesday

     Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District monthly board meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on this Tuesday at the U.S. Forest Service Building. For more information, call 425-9088.
     

  • Weather - August 20, 2012

    Monday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

    Tuesday

  • Wedding Bells
  • Que Pasa - August 20, 2012

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District monthly board meeting, 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the U.S. Forest Service Building. For more information, call 425-9088.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Zorro Gets an Outfit” by Carter Goodrich. Free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - August 20, 2012

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

    • The Las Vegas Total Community Approach Program is available to  help anyone with a drug and alcohol problem get the help and treatment they need. The program provides free drug and alcohol evaluations and help with paying for treatment for anyone who qualifies. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 454-8151.

    • The Children’s Workshop is offering free child development screenings. The schedule an appointment, call 426-1760 or 454-0348.

  • Back to school

    Today’s the day — the first day of school for thousands of students in Las Vegas. East, West, Highlands and Luna all have classes starting today for the 2012-13 school year.

    Welcome back, everyone. We hope it’s a great year for all of you.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 20, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Good educators and ideas

    Call me the hard sell. I don’t think East’s four-day school week is going to improve teaching methods or better prepare students for the larger world, and it’s going to take more than a spin doctoring to change my mind.

    Nevertheless, the four-day schedule is now in place, and I wish students, teachers and administrators the best in the 2012-2013 school year.

  • Gallegos out as WLV baseball coach

    One of Dean Gallegos’ proudest moments came this summer when he served as chief organizer and primary host of the first North-South all-star baseball week to be held in Las Vegas.

    As it turned out, it was also one of his last moments as West Las Vegas’ head baseball coach.