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  • Weather - Feb. 25, 2015

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. West wind around 10 mph. Snow likely at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. North wind around 10 mph, becoming southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

    Thursday
    A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. South wind 10-15 mph. Snow showers likely at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

    Friday
    A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.

  • Queen of courts
  • Noticias - Feb. 25, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Ambercare is looking for exceptional people for volunteers, who are 18 years of age or older, with a tremendous capacity for caring to offer their services as a hospice volunteer. Hospice volunteers may read to a patient, take a walk, hold a hand when needed, play games or simply listen and provide companionship. If you would like to volunteer, contact local Ambercare Volunteer Coordinator, Diane Ortiz at 426-5898.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 25, 2015

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    • Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas Annual Pancake Day, breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the Flamingo Room. Adults are $8 each and children 10 and younger eat for $5. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea or milk.

  • Minimum wage hike overdue

    An individual who has a minimum wage job in this state and puts in 40 hours a week will earn $15,600 before taxes a year. Minimum wage workers who put in 20 hours a week make $7,800 a year.

    For a high school student who merely wants a little spending money, $7.50 an hour might be OK. For someone who is using a minimum wage job to put food on the table and pay for rent and utilities, it’s pretty clear that $7.50 an hour won’t go very far.

  • Editorial cartoon - Feb. 25, 2015
  • Work of Art: Was school tougher back then?

    Let’s say you have a load of wheat that weighs 3,942 pounds. What is it worth at 50 cents per bushel, deducting 1,050 pounds for tare?

    Well, before attempting an answer it would be helpful to know what a tare is or where on the planet one can score on wheat that goes for two bushels for a buck.

    And here’s another question that’s a bit more challenging: What is meant by the following: alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology and syllabication?

  • District tournaments - Redbirds upset Elks in double OT

    Through six winless District 2-4A games this past regular season, Robertson’s boys’ basketball team was snakebit, losing by margins as large as 20 or as small as a single point (twice).

    But the young Cardinals never quite gave up on themselves.

    On Monday night, the attitude and effort paid off.

    Visiting No. 5 ranked Pojoaque Valley in the first game of the district tournament, the Cardinals pulled off a 69-64 upset in a wild double-overtime carnival ride of a contest.

  • Cowboys stop No. 10 Buffs, take series

    Cowboy baseball won its second consecutive series over the past weekend, and this one was a signature victory — against No. 10 nationally ranked West Texas A&M.

    Having split a doubleheader  with WTAMU the previous day, New Mexico Highlands took a dramatic 2-1 win in 10 innings on Saturday at Brandt Park.

    Second baseman Nick Gonzales drove a double to left centerfield on the second pitch he saw from reliever Sean Michel.

    The extra-base hit allowed Colby Wilmer to dash home for the walk-off winner.

  • Storm strands HU track

    NMHU Sports Information

    GOLDEN, Colo. — The New Mexico Highlands express (the track and field vans) got snowed in coming home, but not before the Cowgirls set two career-best marks in an abbreviated Joe Davies Tune-Up meet at Colorado School of Mines.