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  • Weather - Dec. 28, 2011

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 47. West wind 5-10 mph.Mostly clear at night, with a low around 25. Northwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 55. Northwest wind 10-15 mph. Thursday night, mostly clear with a low around 27.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 55. Friday Night, mostly clear with a low around 27.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 55 and a low around 28.

  • Two nominated to board

    By Julie Pace
    The Associated Press

    HONOLULU — A vacationing President Barack Obama has nominated a Harvard University professor and a former Treasury official under President George H.W. Bush — a Democrat and a Republican — to the Federal Reserve Board.

    In a statement from Hawaii where he is vacationing with his family, Obama praised Jeremy Stein and Jerome Powell for agreeing to serve his administration at a critical moment for the U.S. economy.

  • Sanchez challenges Vegas

    Submitted to the Optic

    Leveo Sanchez has issued a “Challenge Grant” to the Las Vegas community that could go as high as $10,000. The funds will support MainStreet de Las Vegas to implement projects for 2012. Every dollar received in memberships and donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $10,000. Contributions of any size will count. Donations are fully tax deductible, as MainStreet is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit corporation.

  • A Sara Harris Christmas

    If you think you go all out on your holiday decorating chances are you haven’t seen Sara Harris’ house during the Christmas season.

    The Victorian home on Fifth Street she and her husband, Jay, live in is transformed into a virtual Christmas wonderland this time of year, complete with Santas, villages, angels, an heirloom nativity scene and more than a dozen meticulously decorated trees, each one with its own theme.

  • Revered mayor’s charity soldiers on

    For a brief moment after the unexpected death of Henry O. Sanchez in September, Macario Gonzales and several others wondered whether the charity the former mayor started would continue.

    The charity, called Love Thy Neighbor, helps people who are struggling heat their homes during the winter by giving them wood and money to pay their bills.

  • Hanukkah goblins make Vegas debut

    In keeping with the season, the  Las Vegas Jewish Community, Inc. provided the community with a delightful rendition of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, a play by Mary Byers, based on the story by Eric Kimmel. The presentation  was held at the Newman Center Thursday.
    The tale is based on the exploits of Hershel of Ostropol, a Jewish ethnic hero of the prankster mode who lived in what is today the Ukraine during the late 18th century.

  • An early Xmas gift: Congress OKs tax cuts

    By Andrew Taylor
    The Associated Press

  • FYI - News - Dec. 25, 2011

    The San Miguel County Safe-Ride-Home Service is extending its hours. Additional days of operation will include Dec. 26 through Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. New Year’s Eve hours will be 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Services are provided from any liquor establishment to your home. Call 505-429-0336.

  • Sunrise ... Sunset Dec. 25, 2011

    7:08 a.m. to 4:54 p.m.

  • Weather -Dec. 25, 2011

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 41. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 21.

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 46. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 24.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 26.