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Today's News

  • Board issues rules to confront opioid abuse

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Medical Board passed new rules calling for doctors and patients to get more education about the perils of prescription painkillers.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that doctors who are licensed by the board and have a federal prescriber’s license for opioids to take five hours of continuing education about pain management before June 30, 2014, and five hours of training before each license renewal after that.

  • Que Pasa - August 13, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees August Meeting, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 at the Plaza Hotel / Conservatory. Planning and Update for the 2012 NMAER State Convention. For more information, call Tomás at 575-421-2455.

  • Four generations
  • Noticias - August 13, 2012

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

    • Las Vegas City Schools has a new Dress Code with lots of changes. A copy is available on the district’s website (www.cybercardinal.com) or at the Central Office, the office of the Director for Instruction at Robertson’s Patio Building, or at Wal-Mart.Call 454-5700.

  • Big-time smackdown

    Maybe you cringed at our lead headline on Friday, “‘Smack City’ smackdown.” Or, perhaps you didn’t appreciate the name given to the  multi-agency investigation into drug trafficking in Las Vegas — “Operation Smack City.” Such references stem from a disparaging nickname given in the 1970s, when the national magazine Harper’s dubbed Las Vegas “Smack City USA” because of its heroin problem back in those days.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 13, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Touring two watersheds

    For a couple of days last week, I was a watershed tourist.            

    But not just me, of course. On Monday, about 20 Las Vegas movers and shakers took a ride into the Gallinas Canyon, stopping at various points along the way to learn from experts about the condition of the river, the woodlands and how Las Vegas collects, stores and uses the watershed’s most valuable resource.

  • Bolt finishes 3 for 3 in gold medals

    The Associated Press

    LONDON — This time, Usain Bolt ran hard right to the finish.

    Leaned at the line, even.

    Having built a big lead on the 4x100-meter relay anchor leg, Bolt knew he was about to earn his third gold medal in three events at the London Olympics.

  • FYI - Sports - August 13, 2012

    First day of official practice for most fall high school sports programs in New Mexico was Monday, Aug. 6. Check with school coaches or athletic directors for more information.

    Memorial Middle School football practice  began Monday, Aug. 6, at the MMS field. Athletes must have a current physical to practice; bring form on first day of practice or you will not be able to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Martinez at 429-7975.

  • Dream Killers snare second in Chivas Cup

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Dream Killers have done it again — bringing back a trophy from Albuquerque.

    The Dream Killers, a traveling youth soccer team based in Las Vegas, played July 28-29 at the Chivas Cup sponsored by the Guadalajara Soccer Association of New Mexico.

    In its toughest competition to date the Dream Killers met up with the host team Chivas for the championship, with Chivas prevailing 4-2 after a back-and-forth game.