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  • Weather - Sept. 26, 2011

    Monday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. West wind  5-10 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. North wind around 5 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming east. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

    Wednesday

  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas remains in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.

  • Residents encouraged to share their views

    Submitted to the Optic

    The City of Las Vegas has released a new survey designed to capture the opinions from its residents, businesses, organizations about living, working and recreating in Las Vegas.

  • Noticias - Sept. 26, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 26. 2011

    TUESDAY

    MARTES
    • Learn how to play guitar with Jonathan Tapia at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. A four-week introduction to guitar class will start on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the recreation center. The class is $25 for a total of eight 45 minute sessions starting at 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 27 and 29th and continuing Oct. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 and 20. For more information, call Chelsea at 426-3207.

  • The man with the big heart

    There’s a touch of cruel irony in the fact that Henry Sanchez died of an apparent heart attack. The man, after all, was all heart.

    Sanchez, a former mayor of Las Vegas as well as a legendary New Mexico coach, died last week at the too-young age of 74. He left behind family, friends — and a better world, thanks to his service to God and community.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 26, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: ‘Blessings in Disguise’

    If you want to read some beautiful prose about the purity of family and friendships, J.P. Baca’s book isn’t for you.

    But if you want to read a raw expression of one man’s rise above harsh and abusive conditions to conquer his own little piece of the world, you should read “Blessings in Disguise.”

  • Second-half surge lifts Cards

    Halftime of Friday night’s homecoming game could have been the turning point for Robertson’s football season. It definitely was for the game itself.

    RHS overcame a 9-6 deficit at intermission to overwhelm visiting Capital 44-9 at Cardinal Stadium, picking up the team’s first win after tough losses to Portales, Lovington, Santa Rosa and St. Mike’s to open the season.

  • Cowboys move to 4-0

    Nick Ponce’s 1-yard touchdown pass to Kevon Williams with 11 seconds remaining lifted New Mexico Highlands to a come-from-behind 41-38 victory over Colorado Mesa on a sun-dappled Saturday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowboys are a hardy 4-0 under first-year head coach Eric Young, and Saturday’s win tested their resilience throughout.

    Highlands led most of the game but squandered control when Mesa’s Will Halboth scored from 5 yards out with 2:24 left in regulation, and the extra point put the Mavericks up 38-34.