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Today's Features

  • Tuesday, Feb. 1, 1966 — George Lincoln Rockwell, head of the American Nazi Party, came to the Highlands University campus in Las Vegas Monday night at the invitation of the Student Senate. He came and saw -- but he surely did little conquering, although he was afforded a generally courteous and good humored reception. No untoward incidents of any kind took place as about 700 students and faculty members filled University Hall to the brim.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 54° / LOW 30°

    A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 54. West wind 15 to 20 mph. Sunday night — a 10 percent chance of snow showers.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:02 a.m. to 5:27 p.m.

     


    Monday

    HIGH 40° / LOW 15°

    Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
    Monday night — a 40 percent chance of snow showers.

  • 1.30.2016
    SATURDAY
    1 to 3:30 p.m.
    Eighth Annual Literacy Fair will take place at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center gymnasium. This event is sponsored by The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico, a division of the LV Arts Council. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dorothy T. Maestas at 454-0005.

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    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

    •Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

  • Friday, Jan. 28, 1966 — The large balloon carrying instruments which was supposed to come to the ground some 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas late Thursday afternoon went astray. The upper winds were more westerly than southwesterly, apparently for the Las Vegas FAA flight service station said late Thursday that the balloon and load had come to rest about 35 miles northwest of Guthrie, Texas, at 4:26 p.m. Thursday.

  • Friday

    HIGH 58° / LOW 32°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Friday night ­— partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:03 a.m. to 5:25 p.m.

     

    Saturday

    HIGH 57° / LOW 34°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Saturday night — mostly clear, with a low around 34.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:02 a.m. to 5:26 p.m.

     

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Two women students attending Highlands University will have a lighter financial load, thanks to the local branch of the American Association of University Women.  

    Leticia Merrills-Gonzalez and Eliza Montoya have each received $1,000 from the AAUW Las Vegas Branch, funds raised through the group’s twice-yearly used book sales.

  • 1.30.2016
    SATURDAY
    1 to 3:30 p.m.
    Eighth Annual Literacy Fair will take place at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center gymnasium. This event is sponsored by The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico, a division of the LV Arts Council. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dorothy T. Maestas at 454-0005.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1966 — Pedro V. Gallegos, from Villanueva, was named as a community representative by Sargent Shriver, director of the Office of Economic Opportunity. Gallegos was one of 28 representatives of the National Advisory Council made up of residents in areas served by anti-poverty programs. Gallegos is chairman of the San Miguel County Land Use Road Planning Committee.