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Today's News

  • Looking Back - Aug. 14, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Aug. 13 — Miss Wardie Maloof, a senior at Robertson High School and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George O. Maloof of Las Vegas, was a blue ribbon winner in public speaking, senior division at the 4-H State Encampment held at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, last week. Miss Maloof was also a blue ribbon winner in public speaking, junior division, in 1960 at the district elimination held in Roy. For state and national awards, Miss Maloof must submit her record book in the National 4-H Awards Program before Sept. 1.

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 14, 2013

    Story Time at Carnegie
    Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Dark” by Lemony Snicket. Free and open to the public.
     

  • Weather - Aug. 14, 2013

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming south 5-10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming light southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

    Thursday

  • First case of human plague

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed the first human case of plague this year.

    State health officials said Monday a 15-year-old boy from Torrance County currently is hospitalized in stable condition. His name hasn’t been released.

    Health officials say an environmental investigation will take place at the teen’s home to look for ongoing risk to others in the area.

  • Wedding bliss
  • Noticias - August 14, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations: banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: WalMart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.
    • Robertson High School Class of 1963 is having its 50th reunion in

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 14, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Dark” by Lemony Snicket. Free and open to the public.

    FRIDAY VIERNES

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 14, 2013
  • Time to seize vehicles

    Nearly a decade ago, state lawmakers ramped up penalties for repeat drunk drivers and for those who kill someone while driving drunk. With those increased penalties, one would think that repeat drunk drivers would be few and far between.

    Unfortunately, in New Mexico and in Las Vegas and San Miguel County, drunk driving remains an epidemic. Just take a look at the Friday jail log published in this newspaper every week.

  • Work of Art — $33 million an obscene amount

    An experiment years ago on how children perceive worth yielded some interesting results — results based almost solely on the children’s economic status.

    Here’s how it went: Children in the intermediate grades were asked to estimate the size of various coins, using a device that projected an image on a screen. The students were to adjust the aperture of the device, much in the same way a camera lens reduces and enlarges.