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Today's Features

  •  In 1966

    Thursday, July 14, 1966 — Seven Las Vegas girls have worked all summer at St. Anthony’s Hospital helping patients under the direction of the nursing staff. The older women have sponsored and directed the girls. They are, Mrs. Laura Reynolds, Greta Maloney, Miss Laura Reynolds, Gwen Timm, Sara Moore, Theresa Rubio, Vivanda Guerin, Mrs. Oliver Slade and Dorothy Garcia. Sister Ann Raymond is the hospital administrator.

  • Friday

    HIGH 93° / LOW 61°

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:02 a.m. to 8:12 p.m.

     

    Saturday

  • 7.22.2016
    FRIDAY

    7 p.m.
    Nat Gold Players performance of the Musical, “Nunsense II: The Second Coming” by Dan Goggin. Shows will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Aug. 6 and 7. Friday and Saturday shows at 7 p.m. Sunday matinées at 2 p.m. All shows at Charlie’s Event Center on Douglas Ave. Tickets are: General admission $10 in advance, $12 at the door; and students and seniors over 65, $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets are available online at www.natgoldplayers.com.

    9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    The Oath of Allegiance will be taken by 15 applicants during Pecos National Historical Park’s first Naturalization Ceremony, to be held at 1 p.m. on Monday. The new citizens will be entitled to the same rights, obligations, and opportunities as all other Americans, including the ability to vote, hold public office, carry a U.S. passport, serve on a jury, work for the federal government, and serve as an officer in the armed services.

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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.

    •The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 1-866-885-6562 or Frances at 575-815-8544.

  • Thursday, July 14, 1966 — Dr. C. Wallace Bell, El Porvenir Morgan Ranch, won 20 ribbons plus a grand championship with his three horse entries in the Circle National Morgan Show in Estes, Colo. Bell, a retired opthalmologist, placed with his horses in every class they entered. “It’s unusual,” said Bell, “for one stable to win that many. We did better than we expected.”

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 92° / LOW 59°

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6 a.m. to 8:14 p.m.

     

    Thursday

    HIGH 91° / LOW 60°

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:01 a.m. to 8:13 p.m.

     

  • 7.21.2016
    THURSDAY

    7.m.
    During the Civil War and its immediate aftermath, the New Mexico Territory would be largely absent of U.S. Army regular troops. Join Rick Lohsen of the Artillery Company of New Mexico as he invites you to step into the shoes of a soldier in 15th U.S. Infantry in 1870. This program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge St. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025 or visit www.nps.gov/foun.