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Today's News

  • Looking Back - June 25, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, June 25 — The West Las Vegas Police Department members held their first department meeting following reorganization of the department. The current force includes Chief Melecio Perea,. Patrolman John Flores, Ptl. George Salazar; Meter Maid Margie Gallegos; Sgt. Paul Mares, Ptl. Andy Vigil and Ptl. Ray Garduño.

  • Weather - June 25, 2014

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest 10-15 mph in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 56.

    Friday

  • Tidying up
  • Que Pasa - June 25, 2014

    FRIDAY
    VIERNES
    • 10th Annual Synergy Fest, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 27 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.synergyfest.com.

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO

  • Sánchez named NMHU distinguished alumnus

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Shaun Sánchez, a leader in the United States National Wildlife Refuge system, was named a distinguished New Mexico Highlands University alumnus for this Friday and Saturday’s Summer Alumni Reunion.

    Sánchez will be recognized at the alumni dinner at 6 p.m. Friday in the ballroom of the Student Union Building at the northwest corner of National Avenue and 8th Street.

  • Noticias - June 25, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community 1st, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Making a difference

    In this day and age when there’s so much focus on what’s wrong with our education system, it’s great to hear about a teacher like Jeffery Houdek who is making a difference in his students’ lives.

    Houdek is a Memorial Middle School educator who teaches Algebra I. Statewide, only 50 percent of students who took the Algebra I end-of-course exam last year earned a passing score.

    So how did Houdek’s students do?

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 25, 2014
  • Robbers, Fish split last two

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers snapped a four-game slide by beating White Sands 8-5 late Saturday in Alamogordo.
    But the Pupfish punctuated a strong home series at The Aquarium with a 7-4 win in the series finale on Sunday.

  • U.S. team in the hunt

    By Ronald Blum
    The Associated Press

    MANAUS, Brazil — American players still were showering off the sweat from the steamy Amazon night when the first questions about a possible conspiracy were asked: Would the United States and Germany try to play to a tie Thursday that would guarantee World Cup advancement to both nations?

    Following Portugal’s 95th-minute goal in a 2-2 draw Sunday, the Americans and Germany both have four points.

    Portugal and Ghana have one apiece.