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Today's News

  • High Achievers
  • The memories of Cherryville and Cherry Valley

    So, where is Cherryville or Cherry Valley? And, what do I remember about that community, now a long-lost ghost town? Imagine my surprise when a reader calls from Phoenix,  no less, with those very questions.

  • Bank robbery suspect from Vegas

    AP and Staff Reports

    A Las Vegas man has been charged with robbing a bank in Santa Fe, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Albuquerque.

    Eric Schlenker, 43, appeared before a federal magistrate Friday, accused of robbing a Wells Fargo branch last Saturday and fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    The FBI and Santa Fe police say Schlenker’s former girlfriend helped identify him and that led to his arrest Thursday.

    Schlenker remained in federal custody pending a detention hearing Tuesday.

  • Black History Talk
  • Police radio incident being investigated

    An investigation is continuing into charges that a man interfered with Las Vegas Police Department radio communications and threatening officers and their families, according to Chief Christian Montaño.

    Estevan Gutierrez of Las Vegas apparently got hold of a police radio and was using it. He was arrested last Wednesday and held on an outstanding arrest warrant while police continued to investigate the incident. Additional charges may be filed after an joint investigation with FCC agents, Montaño said.

  • West LV schools honored at capitol

    The West Las Vegas school district was honored at the Roundhouse on Friday by the Public Education Department because four of its elementary schools were named among the top 20 exemplary schools in the state.

    Schools from 12 districts were among the top 20 schools that serve the needs of English language learners.

  • Design Review Board wrestled with economic impact

    When the Las Vegas Design Review Board took up the question of whether to approve Allsup’s Convenience Stores Inc.’s demolition and construction plan, preservation may have been a central concern, but simple economics was never far from the discussion.

    “I love history,” board member Mack Crow said at one point in the 4-1/2 hour meeting last week, “but I don’t want history to destroy something good, and I think this will be good for the community.”

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 23, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - Feb. 23, 2011

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

  • Let ‘em build

    We’re not convinced Allsup’s Convenience Stores Inc. can fully deliver on plans to build a new store at Grand Avenue and Seventh Street. But that’s not a good enough reason to stand in the way of the project.