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Today's News

  • Wedding Bells
  • Que Pasa - August 20, 2012

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District monthly board meeting, 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the U.S. Forest Service Building. For more information, call 425-9088.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Zorro Gets an Outfit” by Carter Goodrich. Free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - August 20, 2012

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

    • The Las Vegas Total Community Approach Program is available to  help anyone with a drug and alcohol problem get the help and treatment they need. The program provides free drug and alcohol evaluations and help with paying for treatment for anyone who qualifies. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 454-8151.

    • The Children’s Workshop is offering free child development screenings. The schedule an appointment, call 426-1760 or 454-0348.

  • Back to school

    Today’s the day — the first day of school for thousands of students in Las Vegas. East, West, Highlands and Luna all have classes starting today for the 2012-13 school year.

    Welcome back, everyone. We hope it’s a great year for all of you.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 20, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Good educators and ideas

    Call me the hard sell. I don’t think East’s four-day school week is going to improve teaching methods or better prepare students for the larger world, and it’s going to take more than a spin doctoring to change my mind.

    Nevertheless, the four-day schedule is now in place, and I wish students, teachers and administrators the best in the 2012-2013 school year.

  • Gallegos out as WLV baseball coach

    One of Dean Gallegos’ proudest moments came this summer when he served as chief organizer and primary host of the first North-South all-star baseball week to be held in Las Vegas.

    As it turned out, it was also one of his last moments as West Las Vegas’ head baseball coach.

  • Cowgirls tabbed 6th in soccer poll

    Even without some key personnel from recent campaigns, the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team should factor into the race for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference postseason.

    That’s according to the 2012 RMAC Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll, released this past Wednesday by the league office in Colorado Springs.

    Highlands is predicted to finish sixth in the 10-team league, which is where the Cowgirls wound up last fall, making it to the conference tournament a second straight year.

  • FYI - Sports - August 20, 2012

    Bean Day softball tournament will be held Sept. 1-2 in Wagon Mound. First through fourth place trophies will be awarded, as will honors for one home run, 10 all-tourney shirts and one MVP sweatshirt. Entry fee is $175. Contact Felipe Garcia at 505-718-9322 or 575-666-3030 for more details and registration information.

  • Oil and gas industry touted

    As activists work to keep the oil and gas industry out of San Miguel County, state Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela praised the industry in a rare address to the County Commission.

     “I think the oil and gas industry can help your county,” Barela told the Commission on Tuesday, saying that it could bring hundreds of high-paying jobs to the area. He was invited to address the governing body by Commissioner Ron Ortega.