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Today's News

  • City of Las Vegas special P & Z meeting set for Monday

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The City of Las Vegas Planning and Zoning Commission is holding a meeting at 4 p.m., Monday, March 25, in City Council Chambers. The Commission will hold public hearings on the rezoning of two properties.

  • Ski and Snowboard: Nationally ranked

    For the past five years, Dennis Duran has been competing in various snowboard events and now Edward Herrera is in his second year of competing after Duran convinced him. Both of them participate in the Southwest Freeride Series for their regional events.

    “I kept telling him, ‘just do it, just do it,’’ Duran said. “I don’t know why he’s not doing it — even if it’s just for fun because I know how it is for some competitors, how that is all they want to do is compete. For us, it’s just for
    having fun.”

  • Liberal lawmakers see friction with moderates

    By Russell Contreras,  The Associated Press

    SANTA FE  — Liberal House freshmen came into this legislative session motivated with election victory momentum thanks to Democrats being swept into office across the state.

    But by the time the session ended Saturday, some first-term House Democrats openly expressed frustration about a certain group that had halted some of their bills: Senate Democrats.

  • Woman accused of pointing gun at car

    Las Vegas Police arrested a 19-year-old woman after witnesses say she pointed a 9 mm pistol at four people inside a car.

    Tenielle J. Martinez of Las Vegas was charged with four felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The incident occurred late in the evening of March 6 in the 1800 block of Louden Circle, on the city’s west side.

  • Lord, at the end of my days, let me be spent

    On the day that my body is lowered into its grave, I want my life to be completely spent. I don’t want a single person to point at me and say “that man died without using all of his potential.”

    I intend to live my life every day until I die. I intend to grow every day of my life until I die. And when my life is through, I want to die. No sooner and no later. I want to cross my finish line and know that I have given all I have. I don’t want to have another mile left in me.

  • The lessons of hoops

    When Pecos boys baskebtall players dove fearlessly onto the floor again and again in Saturday’s Class 2A championship game against Newcomb, it wasn’t because it was the final seconds of a close game.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, March 24

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, March 24

  • Listen to the Gallinas River Riffle

    Our Gallinas River is now meandering and burbling. When you stroll alongside, you’ll hear the water riffling. Isn’t that a lovely word?

    It’s from Old French and means to scratch or groove. Specifically, riffles are shallow formations in a flowing channel with specific topographic, sedimentary and hydraulic features.

    Now our river is rife with rippling riffles. Oh, do indulge me the alliteration and onomatopoeia.

  • Trump threatens to weaken Medicare Part D

    Medicare faces numerous threats in 2019. It’s time for lawmakers and healthcare advocates to attack these challenges head-on.

    One threat stems from the Trump administration, which has suggested weakening the so-called protected classes provision in Medicare “Part D.”

  • NMHU students receive AAUW scholarships

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Three outstanding New Mexico Highlands University students received scholarships from the Las Vegas chapter of the American Association of University Women.

    Samantha Urioste, Brittany Dutton-Leyda, and Jennifer Smith each received $1,000 scholarships.

    “These three outstanding women impressed the scholarship committee with their strong determination to complete their education while juggling many challenges,” said Donna Rivas, co-president of the Las Vegas AAUW chapter.