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Today's News

  • Looking Back - News - Oct. 1, 2012

    In 1962

    Monday, Oct. 1 — Milt Callon, author of “Las Vegas, New Mexico-The Town That Wouldn’t Gamble,” is in town this week to autograph copies of his history of Las Vegas. Callon will be at the Optic at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the last time that autographed copies of the interesting history of Las Vegas will be available. The books may be bought and autographed at the Optic.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 1, 2012

    Story Time at Carnegie

    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m on Wednesday, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Dino-Football” by Lisa Wheeler. This week’s theme is “Fall Sports.” Story Time is free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Oct. 1, 2012

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Northeast wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 43. Northeast wind around 5 mph, becoming southwest after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 79. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 44.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 41.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:56 a.m. to 6:44 p.m.

  • ‘Lyrical Passion’ concert to feature HU music faculty

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University music  faculty Linda King and Andre Garcia-Nuthmann will present a concert, Lyrical Passion, at 3 p.m. on Oct. 7, featuring the music of Schumann, Brahms and Franck.

    King, a concert pianist, and Garcia-Nuthmann, a tenor vocalist, will be joined by Krzysztof Zimowki, a violinist who is the concertmaster for the New Mexico Philharmonic and the Opera Southwest Orchestra.

  • Noticias - Oct. 1, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    •  Al-Anon Meetings for family and friends of alcoholics or problem drinkers take place in Faith Hall, behind St. Paul's Peace Church, 8th and National, at 5:45 p.m. on Mondays and noon on Fridays for an hour. Many relatives and/or friends of problem drinkers have learned through Al-Anon how to make their own lives more manageable, serene and happy whether or not the relative or friend stops drinking.  For information, call 425-6901.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 1, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Tony E. Marquez, Jr. Fall Fitness Challenge, from Oct. 1 to Nov. 10 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The weigh-in date is Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 at the center. For more information, contact recreation center staff at 426-1739.
    • Committee for Clean Water, Air and Earth meeting, 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1 at the Presbyterian Church - Community Room. The purpose of the meeting is to pick up petitions to ban fracking in San Miguel County. All are welcome. For more information, call 426-1468.

  • The Facebook food photo

    Oh the power of today’s social media. Just ask Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez and her cafeteria staffs — they’ve had a couple of rounds of in-your-face Facebook postings that make their work look quite unappetizing and unsanitary these days.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 1, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Our ballots and their debates

    If you’re waiting on a round of Optic-sponsored candidate forums this election cycle, to help you decide who to vote for in the local races, I’ve got bad news for you: We won’t be holding any.

    The Democratic primary election on June 5 decided nearly all local races. Such is the reality of living where one party rules the day.

  • ‘Pokes rally past Mavericks

    Highlands’ Darius Davis hauled in a 3-yard pass from Emmanuel Lewis for a go-ahead score with 1:52 remaining, completing a late rally by the Cowboys for a 40-36 win over Colorado Mesa on Saturday in Grand Junction, Colo.

    The comeback from a 16-point deficit gave the Cowboys a 3-0 record in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, a 4-1 overall mark, and a two-game win streak heading into homecoming week.

    Highlands hosts Western State this coming Saturday.