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  • Weather - April 6, 2015

    Sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 37.

    Sunny, with a high near 65. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:41 a.m. to 7:26 p.m.

  • Good Friday
  • Noticias - April 6, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Que Pasa - April 6, 2015

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.


  • Indiana law misguided

    “What’s happened to Hoosier hospitality?”

    So reads a sign hoisted by one of many residents of Indiana who demonstrated against a bill signed just recently by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

    Clearly, Indian’s governor didn’t put much thought behind his pen in approving legislation whose repercussions have become a hot-button topic throughout the country. And, as of Friday, the ever-changing issue has Pence agreeing to sign a revised bill.
    Some background:

  • Editorial cartoon - April 6, 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Products from an unproductive session

    It’s no secret that this year’s legislative session was pathetically unproductive; on the day of adjournment, lawmakers couldn’t even pass the capital outlay bill. But it was an Albuquerque Journal report by Dan Boyd that quantified it: Of 1,365 bills introduced, only 191 made it to the governor’s desk for signing.

  • Lady Dons ground Hawks

    Sonia Lujan’s two-run blast brought an early end to West Las Vegas’ game-one win over visiting Laguna Acoma on a breezy Thursday afternoon at WLV Field.

    The home run gave the Lady Dons a 12-1 decision in five innings.

    West also won game two by the 10-run rule, a 12-2 tally.

    The Lady Dons (9-4) were to host crosstown rival Robertson this past Saturday in their first meeting of the season.

    (Please see Wednesday’s Optic for coverage.)

  • Spotlight on Cowgirls
  • Highlands’ Finch tabbed for Final Four talk

    NMHU Sports Information

    Highlands women’s basketball head coach Brianna Finch, who recently finished her first season with the Cowgirls, was chosen to speak at the Women’s Final Four this past Saturday at the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association annual convention.

    Finch will speak on the pick and roll offense: How to incorporate and teach the pick and roll in your offensive system.