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  • Weather - Sept. 5, 2011

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming south 5-10 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. West wind 5-10 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.


  • Correction - News Sept. 5, 2011

    Two mistakes were made in the Aug. 29 edition of the Optic. Stella Bakarich is the owner and physical therapist of Buena Vida Physical Therapy and Wellness, and DeAnn Barry is the registered yoga teacher and a certified pilates instructor.

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  • Que Pasa - Sept. 5, 2011

    • Wagon Mound celebration “Bean Days 101” continued until Sept. 5 in Wagon Mound. Numerous activities planned including dances, a parade, music in the park, food, kids events and the traditional free beans and barbecue lunch. Parade at 9:30 a.m.; followed by street races, free barbeque at noon, music in the park starting at noon, bingo at 2 p.m. and a rodeo at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.BeanDay100.com or call 575-666-2697.

  • Noticias - Sept. 5, 2011

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

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • Labor Day 2011

    On this day to celebrate the hardworking men and women who keep this country going, we  can’t help but wonder what’s in store for this great nation. Is the American economy teetering, as some are suggesting, on collapse? Normally, we’d consider such a view to be hyperbole — spoken by fearmongers with a vested interest in the illusion of catastrophe — but this time there seems to be ample evidence that America is indeed in dire straits.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 5, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Thoughts on working

    If you are a working stiff, sweating away eight or more hours a day for someone who’s making the “big bucks,” there’s a good chance that you feel unappreciated.

  • Epic comeback for Cowboys

    Highlands football fans have grown accustomed to four-touchdown deficits.

    Seeing their Cowboys climb all the way out of those kinds of holes is a novelty.

    NMHU trailed Eastern New Mexico 28-0 at halftime Saturday but outscored the Greyhounds 43-8 after that to pull out a dramatic overtime victory.

    It was the NMHU head coaching debut for Eric Young and marked the first time in 11 years that the Cowboys have beaten their intrastate rivals on the gridiron.

  • Dons pick up first win, rout Sundevils

    Offense, defense and special teams all looked healthy for West Las Vegas in Friday night’s 40-14 romp against shorthanded Española Valley out of Class 4A.

    Nicholas Maestas and Julian Martinez were among the Dons who shined on defense, holding the Sundevils scoreless until early in the fourth quarter.

    George Martinez and Jordan Lopez, who hooked up for West’s only score in week one vs. Socorro, opened the evening with a 37-yard touchdown strike.