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  • Looking Ahead - News - August 29, 2012

    Dove hunting to begin at refuge

    The Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge will be open for dove hunting during the month of September. About 740 acres of the refuge will be open to the hunting of mourning doves. Required permits cost $5 and are available at the refuge visitor center from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays. A state hunting license is also required.

  • Weather - August 29, 2012

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 51. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 54.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 55.

  • Cowgirl up
  • Que Pasa - August 29, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Henry Hikes to Fitchburg” by D.B. Johnson. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Noticias - August 19, 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.

  • Hedging their bets

    Let’s be clear on this: The proposed water rate increases are high because a large influx of revenue is needed. Las Vegas needs millions of additional dollars to address some pressing water system needs. If not, the “what-ifs” could determine the city’s future.

    Here are a couple of those what-ifs — worst-case scenarios that might still be preventable, if only the city had the money:

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 29, 2012
  • Work of Art - ‘Officer, it’s water, not beer’

    The commotion lasted half a Saturday morning, taking place almost directly in front of my house on Railroad Avenue, otherwise known as El Barrio.

    It was back in the ‘50s, on a summer morning when several of us spotted a shirtless neighbor, Tommy, driving while guzzling a can of Coors.

  • Cowboy harriers picked 5th

    Losing some of the All-American firepower — namely in the form of Nicaise Kazingo — from recent years translated into a slight drop in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll for New Mexico Highlands University’s men’s cross country program.

    The Cowboys were predicted to finish fifth in the 13-team men’s division, according to the poll, released Thursday, Aug. 23.

    That’s down one spot from where the Cowboys finished the 2011 season; Metro State leapfrogged Highlands for the No. 4 spot.

  • The 12th man: Preseason edition