Today's News

  • Noticias - Dec. 23, 2011

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

    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.

    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! ANOTHER BAD AUDIT. What is it about the city of Las Vegas and its utilities? For the second year in a row, independent auditors gave the city a “disclaimer opinion” on its financial statements, which means they could not verify accuracy. And one of the worst offenders, they said, were the utility accounts.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 23, 2011
  • Dulcey Amargo: Warm memories, gentle snow

    Let it snow!    It’s glorious and we need the moisture. The various “inconveniences” notwithstanding, the snowy conditions have created a nice, seasonal ambiance; the cold, white stuff is welcome.

  • Nuestra Historia - Las Vegas’ Mexican-born governor

    The recent flap over a state legislator referring to Gov. Susana Martinez as the “Mexican on the fourth floor,” prompts this topical column, in advance of its intended publication. (A version of this article was planned for a later Nuestra Historia series.)

  • New concussion protocol for NFL

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — The NFL is changing how it handles concussion examinations after Browns quarterback Colt McCoy went back into a Dec. 8 game without being tested for one.

  • Rodgers: AP’s Male Athlete of 2011

    By Chris Jenkins
    AP Sports Writer

    GREEN BAY, Wis.  — When Aaron Rodgers needs to rekindle the feelings that drove his rise from a junior college quarterback to Super Bowl MVP, he doesn’t have to look too far.

    Rodgers held on to the many rejection letters he received from marquee college programs as he was coming out of high school. Even today, he leaves a few of them sitting out at his house.

  • Abreu, Arguello, Bustos: All-state

    Dalan Abreu — like most of his Robertson football teammates — learned how to labor as a two-way player, getting little rest because his playmaking ability was employed on both offense and defense.

    Abreu’s work on the gridiron paid off by helping the Cardinals win the District 2-3A title and get back to the state playoffs. It also earned him dual all-state recognition from the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

  • Stu Clark’s final day to feature HU hoops bonus

    The Stu Clark Tournament, which tips off this coming Wednesday at the Wilson Complex, will have a modified schedule to incorporate a special New Mexico Highlands University hoops doubleheader on Friday.

    In the opening session of the annual boys’ high school basketball holiday tourney, Moriarty plays Silver at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Then Capital takes on St. Pius X at 3 p.m. The Wednesday evening session sees Bernalillo square off against West Las Vegas at 6, followed by Portales vs. Robertson at 8.

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