Today's News

  • Weather - Sept. 24, 2012

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind 10-15 mph.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

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  • Que Pasa - Sept. 24, 2012

    • 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.

    • Exhibition of paintings by Martin Montoya at New Mexico Highlands University’s Ray Drew Gallery, the exhibit will be on display until Sept. 28. For more information, contact Bob Read at 454-3338.

  • Noticias - Sept. 24, 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.

  • A call for decorum

    Last week’s Las Vegas City Council meeting ended with criticism from councilors Vince Howell and Tonita Gurule-Giron that city officials had been disrespectful to members of the public and that they had created a hostile environment.

    The two city councilors didn’t elaborate, but they were likely referring to the behavior of City Attorney Dave Romero and Mayor Alfonso Ortiz who, at several points during the council meeting, seemed to lose their cool and lash out at speakers and members of the audience.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 24, 2012
  • Editor's Note - What did I miss?

    For anyone who pays attention to my whereabouts or reads this column regularly, you may know that I left town recently to attend a memorial service for my father, who died Sept. 6 at age 86.

    It was a good trip. The service was a true celebration of a wonderful life well lived, and I was able to spend some quality time with my mother, who  maintains her warm and bright outlook on life. Plus, I saw more family than I could count and left feeling blessed to have such a big and boisterous clan to which to return during times of loss.

  • Weekend Roundup - Cowboys outgun No. 18 Mines

    Emmanuel Lewis threw for four touchdowns — two of them in a 21-point second quarter surge for the Cowboys — and New Mexico Highlands surprised No. 18 nationally ranked Colorado School of Mines on a sunny Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    Highlands never trailed in the football game but had to weather a late charge by the Orediggers, who put up 13 points in the final 10 minutes to whittle an 18-point deficit to five.

  • K-State upsets Sooners

    By Jeff Latzke
    AP College Football Writer

    NORMAN, Okla. — For John Hubert and No. 15 Kansas State, there is no sweeter payback than avenging a dream-crushing loss at the hands of No. 6 Oklahoma.

    Hubert ran for 130 yards and a touchdown, Jarell Childs scooped up a fumble and returned it for a score and the Wildcats beat the Sooners 24-19 on Saturday night to avenge a wrenching loss from last season.