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  • Weather - August 13, 2012

    Monday
    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Light southeast wind becoming south 10-15 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind 5-10 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

  • GOP looks to distinguish Romney from Ryan budget

    By Kasie Hunt and Ken Thomas
    The Associated Press
    MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Mitt Romney’s campaign sought to put some distance Sunday between the presidential candidate and his new running mate’s controversial budget proposals, even as Paul Ryan’s selection energized Republican voters and Romney himself.

    But President Barack Obama’s campaign made clear they planned to aggressively cast Ryan’s budget as outside the mainstream — and argue that Romney now owns that plan, too.

  • Board issues rules to confront opioid abuse

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Medical Board passed new rules calling for doctors and patients to get more education about the perils of prescription painkillers.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that doctors who are licensed by the board and have a federal prescriber’s license for opioids to take five hours of continuing education about pain management before June 30, 2014, and five hours of training before each license renewal after that.

  • ‘Smack City’ smackdown

    Federal and state law enforcement officers swooped in on helicopters and black SUVs at daybreak Wednesday and with the help of local police began executing a series of arrest and search warrants in Las Vegas.

    The event marked the culmination of a 10-month multi-agency investigation dubbed “Operation Smack City.” Officers were able to take most of their suspects into custody without incident, although two suspects remained at large as of press time.

  • Over The Edge V: Frack You

    By Lupita P. Gonzales
    For the Optic

    The Nat Gold Players, melding with Clearly Confused Productions, provide yet another local spoof, as emcee Karyl Lyne puts it, “poking fun at you, you, you and us!”

    Cyn Riley and the performers’ combined genius again point out the foibles of our locals — everything from “what’s happened to what’s happening” in our area, set in the local radio station, renamed Por Que Fun Radio, which mysteriously loses its N, making it Por Que FU Radio for the occasion.

    Indeed!

  • Water hikes worry some businesses

    Restaurant owner Josephine Martinez had just one question for city officials following their presentation on proposed water rate increases: How much can the people of Las Vegas afford?

    Martinez, owner of Pancho’s Roadside Cafe, said that as a business owner, she has no choice but to pass on increases on food costs to customers, and she’ll have no choice but to up her prices when the proposed city water rate hikes kick in.

  • Something for all over the weekend

    Las Vegas will be booming with activity this weekend. From the annual People’s Faire to the 39th Annual San Miguel/ Mora County Fair there will be something for everyone.

    The annual county fair started on Wednesday with entries accepted for animals.

    A weigh-in and swine show was scheduled for Thursday evening.

    Starting at 8:30 a.m.  Friday, there will be a lamb, goat, steed and breeding stock show at the arena at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds on north Hot Springs, followed by a southwest dairy milking demonstration at 9 a.m.

  • Looking Back - August 10, 2012

    In 1962
    Friday, Aug. 10 — Las Vegas will join in the Golden Anniversary celebration of New Mexico’s statehood with a week of festivities sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, under the direction of Ross Thompson, general chairman, and Mrs. Don R. Harrison, general coordinator. There will be a street dance. The event will conclude with Highlands University’s homecoming game.

  • Looking Ahead - News - August 10, 2012

    ‘Life Teen’ pioneer dinner at I.C. center

    . Immaculate Conception Church "Life Teen" Youth Group Pioneer Dinner, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Catholic Center. Tickets are $10 each and kids under five eat free. For more information, call 429-3422.
     

  • Weather - August 10, 2012

    Friday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming south 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Saturday