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Today's News

  • Weather - Feb. 1, 2013

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 56. West wind around 10 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 24. Northwest wind 5-15 mph.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

    Sunday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 32.

    Monday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 57.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7 a.m. to 5:29 p.m.

  • FYI - News - Feb. 1, 2013

    The city of Las Vegas legal ad (#26866) announcing a request for proposals for professional consulting services has been cancelled. The cancelled ad — for Opening No. 101-14 — is running on Page B2 and B3 of today’s legal section.
     

  • In Brief - National News - Feb. 1, 2013

    From The Associated Press
    Syria threatens retaliation
    BEIRUT — Syria threatened Thursday to retaliate for an Israeli airstrike and its ally Iran said there will be repercussions for the Jewish state over the attack.
    Syria sent a letter to the U.N. Secretary-General stressing the country’s “right to defend itself, its territory and sovereignty” and holding Israel and its supporters accountable.

  • Sierra Vista students of the month
  • Senators pledge overhaul

    By Erica Werner
    The Associated Press

  • Family vows to support suspect

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — Relatives of a New Mexico teen facing charges in the slayings of his parents and three younger siblings said Tuesday they are refusing to give up on the boy and are vowing to support him as his case moves through the justice system.
    Nehemiah Griego’s family members told The Associated Press in an interview that they are heartbroken over the tragedy and that there were never any signs that something like this would happen.

  • Nature lesson
  • Que Pasa - Feb. 1, 2013

    SATURDAYSÁBADO
    • The Board of Trustees of the Tecolote Land Grant monthly meeting at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Tecolote Community Center. Heirs are urged to attend. For more information, call Joe I. Herrera at 575-427-1141.
    • Las Vegas Senior Olympic Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • Noticias - Feb. 1, 2013

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

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 1, 2013

    THUMBS UP! WOULDN’T IT BE GREAT? It’s long been a dream for all sorts of Las Vegas and area residents — to re-create the Montezuma Skating Pond — and a recent meeting breathed new life into the idea. Las Vegas City Council member Joey Herrera, and about a dozen people, including other city officials, the United World College and some Montezuma residents, are getting serious about reopening the pond to ice skating.