Today's News

  • Looking ahead - News - March 23, 2015

    Women’s Golf Association meeting is Wednesday
    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association will be having its annual membership coffee from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 25 at 769 Diane Ave. All women golfers are welcome. For more information, call 425-6003.

  • Weather - March 23, 2015

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph

    Sunny, with a high near 68. West wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 33.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

  • Que Pasa - March 23, 2015

    • Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed from Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27 for software training.
    • Entrepreneurial Network Forum from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 23 at the El Fidel Hotel lobby. This month’s presenters are: Charlie and Isaac Sandoval with Charlie’s Bakery and Cafe and The Skillet; Monica Larrea with Essential Ways; and Stella Burciaga with Buena Vida Physical Therapy and Wellness. Free and open to the public. For more information, call
    Andrea Gottschalk at 425-6113.

  • NMHU hosting events on mental health

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents a series of free public events from today (Monday) to Thursday aimed at dispelling common myths about mental illness and raising awareness about mental health resources on campus.

    The university’s Center for Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support (CARES) is sponsoring the week of activities.

  • Noticias - March 23, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Petty politics prevails

    The demise of a nearly $270 million capital outlay package in the state Legislature on Saturday is a shameful example of the Washington-style politics that has overtaken the Roundhouse.

    It is also an example of the failed leadership of Senate President Pro Tempore Mary Kay Papen and Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, both Democrats; House Speaker Don Tripp and House Majority Leader Nate Gentry, both Republicans, and Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.

  • Editorial cartoon - March 23, 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Revitalizing small towns requires change

    There’s a man running around the county talking about small towns and whether or not they have a future. Earlier this month, he visited Raton.

    Given the topic, I’ll bet he gets a lot of speaking engagements. Raton is just one of thousands of small towns that are struggling, as urbanization builds up the cities and decimates rural communities everywhere.

    His name is David J. Ivan, he hails from Michigan and he’s been studying the plight of small towns for years now.

  • Weekend Roundup: Good weekend for Vegas softball

    Hope springs eternal for Cowgirl softball.

    As if beckoned by the arrival of spring, the New Mexico Highlands squad has turned things around after a 1-13 start. The Cowgirls have won seven of their last 10 games and swept the first day of a four-game set with visiting Colorado State-Pueblo on Saturday at Cowgirl Field.

    NMHU won 9-4 and 2-0; the series was to conclude on Sunday.

  • NMSU bounced from tourneys

    The Associated Press

    OMAHA, Neb.  — A series of slow starts over the past few months had not prevented New Mexico State from winning 13 straight games and the Western Athletic Conference title.

    Another slow start Friday sent the Aggies home.

    After spotting second-seeded Kansas an 18-point first-half lead, coach Marvin Menzies’ bunch was unable to play catch-up in their NCAA Tournament opener. Frank Mason III had 17 points and the Jayhawks cruised to a 75-56 victory in the Midwest Region.