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Today's News

  • Candlelight vigil
  • Looking Back - Dec. 12, 2011

    In 1911

    Saturday, Dec. 9 — As a result of a disagreement last night over the possession of three chips in a pitch game in the Smith saloon on the corner of Grand and Douglas avenues occurred a fight in which J. Forton, known as “Frenchie,” was badly cut. C.R. Wilkes was arrested on the charge of assaulting Forton, but later released on $200 bond. According to the story told by Wilker “Frenchie” and W.M. Smith, proprietor of the place, were playing against C.W. Summerlin and Wilkes, when “Frenchie” accused Wilkes of taking three chips which were not his property.

  • Looking Ahead - Dec. 12, 2011

    Story Time at Carnegie

    Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., this Wednesday in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Mouse Before Christmas” by Michael Garland. The theme for the month is “It’s Christmas Time in Las Vegas.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Dec. 12, 2011

    Monday
    A slight chance of snow showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. South wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 50 percent chance of snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. South wind 5-10 mph.

    Tuesday
    A chance of snow before 11am, then a chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. South wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. A 50 percent chance of snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

    Wednesday

  • AG slow to take action against disciplined cops

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — At least 60 police officers statewide who have been disciplined by the departments they work for — some even fired — are still licensed to carry badges and guns according to the Albuquerque Journal.

    Staff at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, which certifies men and women to be police officers, say the state Attorney General’s Office has failed at making the state’s case for sanctions against officers’ certifications during administrative hearings.

  • AG slow to take action against disciplined cops

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — At least 60 police officers statewide who have been disciplined by the departments they work for — some even fired — are still licensed to carry badges and guns according to the Albuquerque Journal.

    Staff at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, which certifies men and women to be police officers, say the state Attorney General’s Office has failed at making the state’s case for sanctions against officers’ certifications during administrative hearings.

  • NMHU graduate to attend White House holiday event

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University graduate and former student body president Jesse Lopez was invited to a White House holiday reception Dec. 14 to honor a select group of community leaders from across the country.

    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will host the reception.

    Lopez, 30, is an activist in the gay community. From 2009 to 2011, he served as president for the nonprofit Albuquerque Pride, the largest Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender organization in New Mexico.

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 12, 2011

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Rio Gallinas School of Ecology and the Arts’ celebration of learning from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13 and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at New Mexico Highlands University's Kennedy Hall. On Tuesday, the first to fourth grade students will present their work about the late Col. William Roberts also known as “Billy Goat Roberts.” On Wednesday, students in fifth to eighth grade will speak about “Water Around the World” and what they have learned since the beginning of the school year.

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES

  • Noticias - Dec. 12, 2011

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

    • Las Vegas Cub Scouts Pack 60 has begun its annual popcorn sales. Cub Scouts is a nonprofit organization that uses the proceeds as a fundraiser. Cub Scouting promotes a boy’s character, citizenship and fitness in a positive and educational manner. To purchase popcorn or for more information, call Ida Sue at 617-0849.

    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.

  • Credit the road crews

    It’s easy to take for granted the working men and women who keep the rest of us moving, but the crews that keep our highways and biways clear during bad winter weather deserve our recognition.

    When snow and ice coat our roadways, city and state crews go to work. The Optic feature in our weekend edition, on the state Department of Transportation’s District 4 work crews, should serve as a reminder of just how valuable their work is to us all.