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  • Flood warnings issued for burn areas

    Optic Staff and Wire

    With weather forecasters predicting a good chance of rain in the upcoming days, U.S. Forest Service officials are warning those downstream of burned areas to take steps to protect themselves and their property from flooding and mud flows.

  • Looking Back - July 1, 2013

    In 1963

    June 30 — William D. Eastlake, well-known New Mexico writer with ranching interests in the Cuba area, will be on the Highlands University campus Monday and Tuesday to deliver a series of three lectures in connection with the Coe Foundation-sponsored American Studies program. Author of one novel, “Go in Beauty,” he has been represented in most of the leading magazines with his short stories. His work appeared in “Best Short Stories of 1955.”

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 1, 2013

    Special City Council meeting set for Tuesday
    The Las Vegas City Council will hold a special City Council meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 1700 N. Grand Avenue. Among the items on the agenda are several drought contingency projects aimed at ensuring that Las Vegas doesn’t run out of water.

  • Weather - July 1, 2013

    Monday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Southeast wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southeast wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

    Tuesday

  • HU professor to conduct research at Johns Hopkins

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands biology professor Carol Linder will complete a research sabbatical this fall in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins University, one of the premier research institutions in the world.
    Linder, a cell and reproductive biology scientist, joined the Highlands University faculty in 2004 and established her Reproductive Biology Laboratory in 2005 with a grant from the National Institutes of Health. Linder developed a mouse colony for her research, which focuses on male infertility.

  • VANISHED - Family’s search for answers continues

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    With the one year anniversary of her niece’s disappearance looming Deddie Rivera is anticipating it with dread and perhaps just a little bit of hope.

    “We’re never going to give up trying to find her,” she says of her 20-year-old niece, Cindy Rivera. “And if keeping her face out there finally leads us to her, then it will have all been worth it.”

  • Supreme Court gives gay marriage historic boost

    By Mark Sherman
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — In a historic day for gay rights, the Supreme Court gave the nation’s legally married gay couples equal federal footing with all other married Americans on Wednesday and also cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.

  • Jaroso blaze threat to area

    It may have started in the Santa Fe National Forest’s Española Ranger District, but the fast moving Jaroso Fire has crossed into the Pecos-Las Vegas Ranger District and is now posing a threat to numerous structures in Ledoux, South Carmen, Upper Rociada, Gascon, Camp Davis and structures along NM 276 and Forest Service Road 60.

  • Looking Back - June 28, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 28, 2013

    Parachute Factory event is Saturday

    Parachute Factory will be offering workshops this Saturday at 146 and 166 Bridge St. Alginate Casting vs. 3D printing workshops, 1:30 to 3 p.m.; 3:30 to 5 p.m. Caffenol Photography, and from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Screen-printing 101. Free and open to the public.