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Today's News

  • Over The Edge V: Frack You

    By Lupita P. Gonzales
    For the Optic

    The Nat Gold Players, melding with Clearly Confused Productions, provide yet another local spoof, as emcee Karyl Lyne puts it, “poking fun at you, you, you and us!”

    Cyn Riley and the performers’ combined genius again point out the foibles of our locals — everything from “what’s happened to what’s happening” in our area, set in the local radio station, renamed Por Que Fun Radio, which mysteriously loses its N, making it Por Que FU Radio for the occasion.

    Indeed!

  • Water hikes worry some businesses

    Restaurant owner Josephine Martinez had just one question for city officials following their presentation on proposed water rate increases: How much can the people of Las Vegas afford?

    Martinez, owner of Pancho’s Roadside Cafe, said that as a business owner, she has no choice but to pass on increases on food costs to customers, and she’ll have no choice but to up her prices when the proposed city water rate hikes kick in.

  • Something for all over the weekend

    Las Vegas will be booming with activity this weekend. From the annual People’s Faire to the 39th Annual San Miguel/ Mora County Fair there will be something for everyone.

    The annual county fair started on Wednesday with entries accepted for animals.

    A weigh-in and swine show was scheduled for Thursday evening.

    Starting at 8:30 a.m.  Friday, there will be a lamb, goat, steed and breeding stock show at the arena at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds on north Hot Springs, followed by a southwest dairy milking demonstration at 9 a.m.

  • Looking Back - August 10, 2012

    In 1962
    Friday, Aug. 10 — Las Vegas will join in the Golden Anniversary celebration of New Mexico’s statehood with a week of festivities sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, under the direction of Ross Thompson, general chairman, and Mrs. Don R. Harrison, general coordinator. There will be a street dance. The event will conclude with Highlands University’s homecoming game.

  • Looking Ahead - News - August 10, 2012

    ‘Life Teen’ pioneer dinner at I.C. center

    . Immaculate Conception Church "Life Teen" Youth Group Pioneer Dinner, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Catholic Center. Tickets are $10 each and kids under five eat free. For more information, call 429-3422.
     

  • Weather - August 10, 2012

    Friday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming south 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Saturday

  • Que Pasa - August 10, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Registration for Immaculate Conception Religious Education Classes for 2012-13 will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 10 and Aug. 13 to Aug. 17. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 20 and will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information, call Rita Garcia at 454-0685 425-1455

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Noticias - August 10, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Las Vegas City Schools has a new Dress Code with lots of changes. A copy is available on their website (www.cybercardinal.com) or at the Central Office, the office of the Director for Instruction at Robertson’s Patio Building, or at Wal-Mart.Call 454-5700.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - August 10, 2012

    THUMBS UP! TOO MUCH TO DO. The People’s Faire, the county fair, the theatrical productions “Over the Edge V” and Missoula’s “Beauty Lou and The Country Beast,” Heritage Week events, the Kiwanis Yard Sale to support literacy, a fund-raiser for the Robertson girls’ soccer team — and the list goes on regarding all the activities and events taking place this weekend.
    Nothing to do in Las Vegas? Get real. This weekend at least, there’s actually too much to do.

  • Editorial Cartoons - August 10, 2012