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Today's News

  • Elks Hoop Shoot contest Sunday

    Sunday is the day for area youngsters to test their free-throw shooting ability for a chance to compete at regional and national levels.

    The Elks National Hoop Shoot, a free-throw shooting contest, will take place at noon Sunday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration starts at 11 a.m.

    The contest is open to children who will be age 8 to 13 (as of April 1, 2008).

    For more information, those interested may call event director Robert Duran, 505-718-9087.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Dec. 10-16

    SUNDAY (Dec. 10)
    Basketball
    • Elks Hoop Shoot (ages 8-13), 11 a.m., Rec Center

    MONDAY
    Basketball
    • Mora Middle School girls vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., Mora
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Cariños, 4 p.m., Valley

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Valencia, 4 p.m., Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Portales, 4 p.m., Portales

  • Not a bird — not a plane ...

    To some, the definition of a drone is “something you receive for Christmas — and crash by New Year’s Day.”

    And to people serious about that expensive piece of equipment, a drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle whose capabilities grow each day. One serious drone owner is Mykle Williams, who explained myriad uses for the high-in-the-sky objects.

  • Chopper helps with winter need

    Wednesday’s frigid temperatures didn’t deter news professionals from appearing at West Las Vegas High School to present coats to school kids.

    Nor did the Don Cecilio Martinez Elementary students allow chilly breezes to dampen their enthusiasm. They got to touch, peer inside, and step on the step rail of the Sky 7 News helicopter parked on the Herrera complex football field.  

  • Fire out in minutes

    Jason W. Brooks/Optic photo

    Las Vegas Fire Department firefighters quickly responded Wednesday morning to a call about a fire at Bienvenidos, a boarding home located near the 1100 block of Tecolote Street.

  • New Mexico In Brief, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Medicaid payments sought

    SANTA FE — Low-income Medicaid patients in New Mexico may soon have to pay more for certain brand-name drugs or if they visit the emergency room to receive routine medical care, under a reform plan submitted Wednesday to federal regulators.

  • The Nation In Brief, Dec. 8, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Franken resigns from Senate

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

    Saturday, Dec. 9

    The Christmas Fair Shopping Extravaganza is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 2300 Collins Drive, Las Vegas. Arts and crafts, Avon products, blankets, wreaths and more will be available. Call Rose at 505-425-9545.


    Saturday, Dec. 9

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 8, 2017

    THUMBS DOWN: CHEER FOR YOUR TOWN OR STAY HOME

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.