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Today's News

  • High court upholds Obama health law

    By Mark Sherman
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance.

    The 5-4 decision meant the huge overhaul, still taking effect, could proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care.

  • Where Angels Sing
  • Que Pasa - June 29, 2012

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO

    • Colcha workshop for adults, by Beatrice Maestas, 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, at the city museum. The workshop is limited to 10 adults and pre-registration is required for this free workshop. For more information, call Kristin Hsueh at 426-3204 or by email at khsueh@desertgate.com.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - June 29, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! WASTED WATER. Leaks happen, and when Las Vegas city officials find them they’re usually pretty good at notifying the appropriate people to get them fixed (we know, the Optic had a leaking swamp air unit the other day). We’re glad they take such waste seriously, especially when it comes to the larger leaks — like the old Medite line, which was found to be leaking 80 gallons a minute. Let’s hope it’s fixed soon.

  • Editorial Cartoons - June 29, 2012
  • Dulcey Amargo - Let the games begin

    We’ve got so many phrases that refer to games and our human penchant for competition, but the Greeks, in the sixth century, started something that has become much bigger than they ever imagined.

    I’m referring to our modern-day phenomenon, online games.  Curious, I did an online search of the term, which revealed that more than 500,000 apps are available for online gamers. These games are a far cry from the boxing, running, wrestling, equestrian, etc., games that the Greeks offered in their heyday.

  • Nuestra Historia - ‘Who is on trial?’

    District Attorney Luis Armijo’s role quickly receded at Carl Magee’s trial in June 1923, and the young Armijo limited his participation to jury selection.
    Once a jury was seated, the special prosecutors took over, with former attorney general O.O. Askren taking the lead.

  • Triathletes brave Storrie Lake

    Highlights of the 2012 Storrie Lake Triathlon, held this past weekend at Las Vegas' Storrie Lake State Park:

    OLYMPIC DIVISION
    1. Randy Arriola, 28, 2:02:01
    2. Richard Sena, 38, 2:09:59
    3. Clay Moseley, 42, 2:10:15
    4. Scott Kimbrell, 27, 2:12:17
    5. Brandon Wells, 32, 2:13:54
    6. Chris Werth, 29, 2:14:58
    7. Justin Newcomer, 32, 2:16:56
    8. Marty Moriarty, 39, 2:18:26
    9. Justin Drummond, 42, 2:18:37
    10. Nathaniel Kiser, 42, 2:18:40
    11. Tom Fraser, age unknown, 2:19:00

  • Back-to-back Champs!
  • Mora, WLV, Hobbs prevail

    Two of the three tournament champions from the recent Cowgirl Basketball Camp for prep teams hail from the Las Vegas area.

    NMHU head women’s coach Tiffany Darling said the camp featured 200 games in three days at several venues in town.

    Mora’s Rangerettes took first in the small-school varsity category. West Las Vegas Lady Dons won the JV division. Hobbs Lady Eagles won the large-school varsity competition.