Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - August 15, 2011

    Back-to-School time

    Summer vacation is just about over for area students. Students attending Mora Independent Schools begin classes on Tuesday, Aug. 16. West Las Vegas students head back to school on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The first day of class for Las Vegas City Schools students is Thursday, Aug. 18.

  • Weather - August 15, 2011

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. North wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. North wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 60.


  • FYI - News

    Level III fire restrictions remain in place in San Miguel County. Under the restrictions, campfires, white gas stoves, open fires, controlled burning, charcoal grills and fireworks are prohibited. All Terrain vehicles without spark arresters and motorcycles and vehicles with catalytic converters are restricted to maintained roadways.

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  • Que Pasa - August 15, 2011

    • Robertson High School Summer Crawl, student council officers, members and teachers will be available to assist freshman and new students at RHS from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15. Meet at the RHS Amphitheater located on the center of the campus. For more information, call Charlene Jiron, RHAS, Secretary, at 454-5770 ext. 212.


  • Being good won’t matter

    Sometimes good people do bad things. Line up all the Driving While Intoxicated offenders you can find and most of them will probably support that statement. Good people who used bad judgment, or who developed an addiction, a disease called alcoholism, that made them a danger to themselves and society.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 15, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Bits and pieces

    First, a disclosure: My daughter was in this year’s Over the Edge IV put on by the Nat Gold Players. Plus, a couple of days after the last Edge performance, she attended a meeting to organize a youth subgroup of the Nat Gold Players, which they cleverly named Clearly Confused Productions. They are hoping to put on their first production sometime around Halloween.

  • Grant All-America Scholar Athlete

    From NMHU and Las Vegas Optic reports

    New Mexico Highlands University’s first ever national champion in women’s track and field, Jillisa Grant, has added yet another accolade to her shelf — this time for her work in the classroom.

    Grant has been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s NCAA Division II Field Scholar Athlete of the Year for 2010-11. She joins New Haven University’s Shannon Gagne as USTFCCCA’s Track & Field Scholar Athletes of the Year.

  • Upset shakes up women’s standings

    That’s why they play the game.

    One of the biggest Las Vegas-area sports upsets of the year occurred this past Thursday night at the city softball complex, where the previously winless Lady Warriors stunned the division-leading Budweiser-Dick’s-Night Owl crew.

    The surprise outcome came as action in the Las Vegas Adult Softball League hits the home stretch of the season. Postseason tournaments for both women’s and men’s divisions are scheduled next week.