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  • Weather - April 14, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 75° / LOW 41°
    Sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.  
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:29 a.m. to 7:33 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 74° / LOW 39°
    Sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night — mostly clear, with a low around 39.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:28 a.m. to 7:34 p.m.

    Sunday

  • Dance concert prep
  • Que Pasa - April 14, 2017

    4.14.2017
    FRIDAY

    7 p.m.
    First United Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Ave. will hold its Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday Sunrise Service will take place at 7 a.m. at Old Town Mission Church, followed by Easter breakfast 8 a.m. at the church on Douglas, with Easter egg hunt for children. Easter church service will take place at 10:30. Call 425-7763 for more information.

    Noon
    Las Vegas Optic office will close at noon on Friday, April 14. The office will re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 17.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - April 14, 2017

    THUMBS DOWN! LET’S FIX THE ROADS
    For a number of years, motorists have needed to do some creative dodging of the several manholes on Hot Springs Boulevard, near the New Mexico Behavioral Health Center. Many people have been stopped (but not necessarily ticketed) by police, who observe motorists trying to dodge the manholes, whose position on the highway is not uniform. We urge authorities to make efforts to align these manholes to avoid drivers’ having to pay for expensive front-end alignments. Swerving to avoid auto damage should NOT be a ticketable offense.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 14, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Assessing the session and its aftermath

    Time to assess the damage. Well over 200 pieces of legislation were passed in this year’s session at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, though more than half of the bills handed over to the governor were vetoed. One Albuquerque Journal report declared Susana Martinez’s 145 vetoes this time around “the high-water mark” during her six years so far as governor.

  • Check swing
  • Four from West in elite meet

    Four West Las Vegas track and field athletes will be among those competing in the state’s premier regular-season meet on Monday in Albuquerque.

    Miguel Coca, J.J. Esquibel, Moses Esquibel and Jenika Padilla have been selected to the invitation-only Marilyn Sepulveda Classic, hosted at UNM Track and Soccer Complex. Field events begin at 3 p.m. Monday, with races starting at 4.

    Coca, a junior, will run in the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter races.

    J.J. Esquibel, a junior, will compete in the 800-meter run.

  • WLV teams drop Taos

    Robbie Alarcon wasn’t taking any chances with the visiting Taos Tigers this past Tuesday at WLV Field.

    The Dons’ ace provided effective offense to help his own cause on the pitching mound in a 5-3 win. Alarcon hit 2 for 2 with one double and one walk, scoring one run and driving in another.

    As a pitcher, he racked up 11 strikeouts and allowed three runs — two earned — on five hits.

    Brandon Graston drove in two runs, with Marcus Lopez and James Archuleta getting one RBI apiece.

  • Isotopes’ late burst pays off

    By Andrew Cockrum
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Isotopes rallied from a four-run deficit Wednesday night behind a seven-run sixth inning to defeat the Reno Aces, 9-7, at Greater Nevada Field. Albuquerque (a division-leading 5-2) recorded 15 hits on the night, 12 of which came after the fifth inning.

    Noel Cuevas, Rafael Ynoa and Ryan Hanigan each collected three hits to lead the attack.