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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 26, 2012

    Council to vote on water rate hike Friday

    The Las Vegas City Council is holding a special meeting at 3 p.m. Friday at City Hall to vote on a proposed water rate hike. The water rate hike is the only action item on the agenda.

  • Weather - Sept. 26, 2012

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind 15-20 mph, becoming west 5-10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Thursday

  • 8th annual Concert for the Birds Sunday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Eighth annual Outdoor Concert for the Birds and Kids Fun in Nature Day will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, just east of the city.

    There are many fun events throughout the day. This year there will be very popular hayride beginning at noon. Another event will be archery lessons beginning at 1 p.m.

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  • Que Pasa - Sept. 26, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Dumpy’s Apple Shop” by Julie Andrews Edwards. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Noticias - Sept. 26, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The Guidance and Counseling Program of New Mexico Highlands University is offering counseling services to the community this semester. Call 454-3564. The counseling is confidential, free and supervised by the training professor of the Guidance and Counseling Program. The sessions are offered on Thursdays between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Unifying efforts

    Movers and shakers in Las Vegas and San Miguel County have known for years that one of the biggest obstacles to progress has been the community’s divisions. Las Vegas is known for pulling itself apart rather than putting itself together for a common purpose.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 26, 2012
  • Work of Art - And the list goes on

    An entry in Facebook caught my attention only yesterday. One of the “friends” (members) on the social network listed words that ought to be avoided in academic writing: “interesting,” “basically,” “got,” “firstly, secondly . . .” and “etc.”

    But before we parse away, let’s explain the idea of social networks like Facebook, where “friend” has become a verb, as in “I’d like to friend you, my dear.”

  • Monday Night meltdown?

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    NEW YORK — The furor over the work of replacement officials reached a fevered pitch during Week 3 in the NFL, especially Monday night when Seattle beat Green Bay on a desperation pass that many thought was an interception.

    Seahawks receiver Golden Tate was awarded a touchdown on the final play after a scrum on the ground in the end zone. Packers safety M.D. Jennings appeared to catch the ball against his body, with Tate getting his arm around the ball.