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Today's News

  • Watering restrictions in effect

    Las Vegas Optic

    A drop in river flow has prompted city of Las Vegas officials to impose water restrictions.

    Stage I water restrictions went into effect on Monday.

  • Local accused of stealing chainsaw

    Las Vegas Optic

    A local man remained behind bars on Tuesday for allegedly stealing a chainsaw from a local store, knocking down a rack after being confronted by a store employee, and then attempting to flee from police after he was spotted trying to flee the scene.

    The incident unfolded  late Saturday afternoon at the Big R store on Mills Avenue.

  • Bricks & Mortar on Mainstreet: JC’s Pizza expands on Plaza Park

    Editor’s note: Bricks & Mortar on Mainstreet is an occasional series on  Downtown renovation projects from the Railroad Depot to the Plaza Park. This column is a conversation with Joaquin and Solomon Garofalo, owners of JC’s Pizza on the Plaza and Cindy Collins, executive director of MainStreet de Las Vegas.  

  • Martinez seeking solution on budget crunch

    By Morgan Lee
    Associated Press Writer

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez provided new indications Tuesday that the state may be headed toward a special legislative session to address dwindling state operating reserves.

    The Republican governor told members of the State Investment Council that her office has been working for weeks with executive agencies and a key legislative committee on how to resolve the state’s fiscal imbalance.

  • Looking back - July 27, 2016

    Tuesday, July 19, 1966 — The first special event in the 1966 Cancer Crusade will be in McFarland Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. today. The activity is a dance with music provided by the Morticians, a group of five young men from Albuquerque. Proceeds from the dance will go to support the 1966 Cancer Crusade, currently in progress in Las Vegas. The goal for the campaign this year is $1,800.

  • Weather - July 27, 2016

    Sunday

    HIGH 89° / LOW 57°

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:06 a.m. to 8:09 p.m.

     


    Monday

  • Que Pasa July 27, 2016

    7.28.2016
    THURSSDAY

    7:30 p.m.
    The Las Vegas Community Theatre Collective presentation of Over the Edge Part 8, an original comedy about Las Vegas, will take place at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday, July 28 to Saturday, July 30 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands University campus. General admission is $10, seniors $8, and students with ID $5. For more information, call 426-6889.

    4 to 9 p.m.

  • Noticias July 27, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    •If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

    •Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call CASA at 454-0223 or visit the office.

  • Senior Lunch Menu - July 27, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers,
    with 2 percent milk served with all meals.

    WEDNESDAY
    Tuna patty with tartar sauce, spinach salad with Italian dressing, French bread, orange, and frozen yogurt

    THURSDAY
    Taco salad with garnish, calabacitas with green chile, refried beans,
    and pudding

    FRIDAY
    Chicken pot pie, tomato wedges, garden salad, spinach, biscuit, and
    cantaloupe
     

  • Whole lot of ‘Nunsense’