Today's News

  • Weather - Sept. 17, 2012

    A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. North wind 15-20 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 44. East wind 10-15 mph, becoming light after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 72. Light and variable wind becoming south 10-15 mph in the morning. Clear at night, with a low around 47.

  • West High School celebrates homecoming week

    Submitted to the Optic

    West Las Vegas High School homecoming week starts today.

    Dress up days are: Monday - Super Hero day, Tuesday - Disney Day, Wednesday - Gender Bender Day, Thursday - Class Color Day (Freshman - orange, sophomores - pink, juniors - blue and seniors - purple) and Friday - Green and Gold day.

    A pep assembly is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday at the high school gymnasium followed by a car rally.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 17, 2012

    • Committee for Clean Water, Air, and Earth working meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17 the Presbyterian Church Community Room. For more information, call 426-1468.

    • Highlands Foundation and Las Vegas First Entrepreneurial Networking Program is hosting a Breakfast Entrepreneurship Forum from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept.18 at Kennedy Hall. Call Valerie Hayden at 454-1205.


  • Noticias - Sept. 17, 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.

  • The center of it all

    Let’s see if we can look at the 2012 campaign for the presidency from a common sense point of view, because just sticking with the facts isn’t as easy as one might think.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 17, 2012
  • Editor's Note - No better man

    Real men. I’ve known a few. Old-school men who faced down fears and conquered their world. Strong men who took on great challenges.

    Fighters, lovers, warriors, leaders, competitors, champions — even losers who never quit even when they knew they’d been beaten. These were men who stood their ground.

    But none of them had more of an impact on my life than my father. To me, he was always a giant among men.

  • Cowboys hang tough in Utah

    By Gavino Archuleta
    NMHU Sports Information

    CEDAR CITY, UTAH — The NMHU Cowboys fell to NCAA Division I opponent Southern Utah University 45-23 in Cedar City, Utah, on Saturday night.

    Despite a hard-fought performance by the Pokes on both sides of the ball the Thunderbirds — who play in D-I’s Football Championship Subdivision — wore down the Cowboys late in the game and outscored the Cowboys 24-3 in the second half of play en route to the win.

  • Cowgirl spikers split on road

    Strong hitting in the fourth and fifth sets of Saturday night’s match at Fort Lewis lifted the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team to a come-from-behind win and a split of the team’s opening weekend of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schedule.

    NMHU is 4-6 overall and 1-1 in league play. The Cowgirls and coach Bryan Crawford host Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday in a non-RMAC match.

  • Lockout puts NHL on ice

    NEW YORK — The clock struck midnight, and the NHL turned into another sports league closed for business.
    Unable to reach agreement on a new labor deal, the National Hockey League locked out its players at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, the third major pro sport to impose a work stoppage in the last 18 months, behind the NFL and NBA.
    The action also marks the fourth shutdown for the NHL since 1992, including a year-long dispute that forced the cancellation of the entire 2004-05 season when the league successfully held out for a salary cap.