Today's News

  • Weather - Oct. 10, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. South wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 45. South wind around 15 mph, becoming west after midnight.

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Southwest wind 10-20 mph. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Windy.

  • Nominations being accepted for preservation awards

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation invites the public to nominate persons and businesses that have significantly improved their buildings this past year for CCHP’s annual preservation awards.

    Awards and recognition will be given for renovations, restorations and general improvements of historic homes and buildings throughout Las Vegas.  Recognition may also be given to individuals who have made a significant impact on preservation in Las Vegas.  

  • Inaugural Las Vegas Paint Out begins today

    Submitted to the Optic

    Those who like to make art out of doors or who think they might like to try it are invited to register for the first Las Vegas Paint Out, today (Wednesday) through Saturday.  The Las Vegas Plein Air Club and the Las Vegas Arts Council are coordinating this outdoor painting event to inspire local artists and to introduce others to our unique town and its environs.

  • Noticias - Oct. 10, 2012

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

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 10, 2012

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Okomi Plays in the Leaves” by Helen and Clive Dorman. This week’s theme is “Fall Leaves.” Free and open to the public.

  • On politics and numbers

    In today’s politically charged climate, it’s easy to get suspicious. In fact, it’s a good idea to be skeptical of just about anything said by or on behalf of either candidate for president. However, in the case of the latest unemployment figures, it’s hard to see any plausible reason to believe a conspiracy took place to cook the numbers in Obama’s favor.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 10, 2012
  • Work of Art - Time for toast

    On my Facebook page there’s a photo album which I call “Desperately Seeking a Caption.” I often put a humorous photo on display and invite Facebook friends to come up with a caption as inane as the photo.

    This time I posted a photo I took on our last visit to our family in Copenhagen, Denmark. Surprisingly, a half dozen people jumped in.

    I took the picture in the kitchen. The subject is an odd electrical object which combines two handy appliances.

  • Crespins back in ring Oct. 27

    Boxing fans in the area can look forward to the return of both Arturo and Amanda Crespin later this month.

    An Oct. 27 show dubbed simply as “Saturday Night Fights At the Kiva” is scheduled to feature both Las Vegas pugilists on the undercard.

    Amanda Crespin (6-4-1, two wins by knockout)is slated to box Mercedes Mercury (3-11, one KO), a Denver fighter who’s lost eight in a row.

  • More votes in poll for Cowboy football

    The New Mexico Highlands University football team continues to receive votes in the American Football Coaches Association poll of NCAA Division II programs.
    Unofficially, the Cowboys are 32nd in the nation according to the AFCA poll released Monday.
    Highlands, which survived an unexpected challenge from winless Western State Colorado in Saturday’s homecoming game to win 31-17, is now 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.