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Today's News

  • Circus Act
  • Medical pot user asks for new policy

    For Robert Jones, medical marijuana is an everyday need.

    Jones has been using medical marijuana to help him deal with cancer and post-traumatic stress disorder and is one of the program’s original users. So what he’s asking of city leaders probably won’t come as a big surprise.

  • Youth job fair to be held next week

    By Oshá Bailey
    Las Vegas Optic

    Many youths trying to break into the job market have no clue where to start.

    “There are the fast- food joints and maybe some other random jobs that we are familiar with, but we really aren’t introduced to many options as young people,” said Crystal Martinez, a 19-year-old Las Vegas resident.

  • Looking Back

    In 1968

    Thursday, Nov. 14 — County Commissioners are today seeking a court order to open five precincts. Precinct 9-A in West Pecos, 39 in Tecolotito, 31 in Puertocito, and 34 in San Isidro. At the present time only an informal count is available, and the court order is necessary in order for the canvass to record a certified count. The closely observed canvass so far has covered 48 precincts of 63 which required the count, leaving 15 precincts yet to be canvassed.

  • Looking Ahead

    Jamboree for Japan this Saturday

    A Jamboree for Japan will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Las Vegas to raise money for earthquake and tsunami victims. The event is open to the public. Cost is $10 per person. For more information or for tickets call 425-7283

  • Weather

    Wednesday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Windy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, increasing to 30-35 mph. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Thursday
    A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Windy, with a west wind 25-35 mph; gusts as high as 45 mph. Partly cloudy and breezy at night, with a low around 35.

  • FYI - News

    New Mexico's transportation agency head says not enough people are getting the message about the dangers of distracted driving, The Associated Press reports. Transportation Secretary Alvin Dominguez says it's a serious, life-threatening practice whether drivers are texting, talking on the phone, eating, reading a map, changing the radio station or talking to passengers.

  • Que Pasa - April 6, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Seed exchange is Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Area residents will be coming together Saturday, April 9 at the Luna Community College cafeteria to meet, share heirloom seeds, and exchange knowledge about local agriculture.

    The free event, titled “Compartiendo Semillas, Sembrando el Futuro,” (Sharing Seeds, Planting the Future) is sponsored by several local organizations including Casa de Cultura, Las Vegas Barter Hours, Luna Community College and the Tri-County Farmers Market.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 6, 2011