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  • Wednesday

    HIGH 55° / LOW 28°

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:19 a.m. to 6:04 p.m.


    Thursday

    HIGH 58° / LOW 30°

    Sunny, with a high near 58. North wind 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night —
    mostly clear, with a low around 30.

  • 3.9.2016
    WEDNESDAY

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    3.14.2016
    MONDAY

    All day
    Applications for Mustard Seed Grants are being accepted. Applications may be obtained from First United Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Av., Las Vegas, N.M., 87701; applications are due by March 14. For information, call 425-7763.

    Upcoming
    & Ongoing

  • The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

  • Wednesday, March 9, 1966 — When Joe Angel returns to Las Vegas next week to sit as Judge of the Fourth District Court, he will be coming home. Angel, 50, has practiced law in Albuquerque since 1957, but received his primary and secondary education in Las Vegas schools. He obtained his AB degree at Highlands University and his law degree, L.Ld., at the University of Denver. Gov. Jack M. Campbell recently appointed Angel to the judgeship after Judge Matias Zamora had submitted his resignation. Angel will be sworn in at Santa Fe on March 15.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 66° / LOW 37°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. West wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Sunday night
    a 10 percent chance of showers.
     
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:23 a.m. to 6:01 p.m.

     

    Monday

    HIGH 54° / LOW 26°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Breezy. Monday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 26.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:22 a.m. to 6:02 p.m.

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

    MONDAY
    Green chile pork stew, mexicorn, salad with dressing, tortilla, and cookie
    TUESDAY
    Chicken fajitas, pinto beans, Spanish rice, whole wheat tortilla, pico de gallo, and cottage cheese with peaches
    WEDNESDAY
    Philly steak and cheese on a hoagie roll, scalloped potatoes, cole slaw, and fruit
    THURSDAY
    Posole, seasoned spinach, salad with dressing, flour tortilla, and cookie
    FRIDAY

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Social work students from Highlands University pursued field practicum and employment opportunities with a record number of agencies on Wednesday.

    Nearly 100 social work students from the university’s main campus in Las Vegas and its Santa Fe Center talked with 57 representatives from 35 agencies at the 2016 Field Fair at Highlands. 

  • 3.5.2016
    SATURDAY

    All day
    The Miss Las Vegas’ Outstanding Teen Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, March 19. The contest is open to young girls 13 to 17 residing in New Mexico. Phases of competition are interview, talent, physical fitness in sportswear, and formal wear. There is a $100 fee to enter the pageant. Enter online at www.missnewmexico.org. Entry deadline is Saturday, March 5. For more information, contact Philip Ortiz at 718-6848.

    3.6.2016
    SUNDAY

    6:30 p.m.

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    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    •The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • Thursday, March 3, 1966 — Police Chief Arthur Esquibel, who has been head of the City of Las Vegas police department for the past four years, submitted his resignation to Mayor Frank Olmstead today, effective March 15. His letter said he would “seek employment elsewhere.” The resignation comes a day after the municipal elections.