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  • Couple dies hours apart

    The Associated Press

    MEYERSDALE, Pa.  — Barry Werner says his mother always put his father first during their 65-year marriage, but that changed earlier this week.

    On Tuesday, LaVerne Werner died at the southwestern Pennsylvania personal care home. About 12 hours later, Robert Werner followed.

    “They did everything together,” Werner told the Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown. “They didn’t always agree with each other, but if one went, the other was going to follow soon.”

  • Free-throw contest scheduled for Sunday at Marr Gym

    Submitted to the Optic

    Youngsters from the community are invited to take part in a free-throw shooting contest Sunday in town.

    The Las Vegas Elks Lodge Annual Hoop Shoot will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Robertson High School’s Mike Marr Gym.

    The free-throw contest is open to boys and girls, ages 8 to 13. There are six age groups in the competition: boys age 8-9, girls age 8-9, boys age 10-11, girls age 10-11, boys age 12-13 and girls age 12-13.

  • Husband charged in shooting

    A 23-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested Sunday night after he shot his wife in the face, Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said.

    The shooting occurred on the 2300 block of Calle Contenta, on the city’s north side, at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Montaño said Michael Urioste shot his wife, Christina Urioste, in the face with a handgun. He told authorities the shooting was an accident.

  • City crews tackle cleanup

    An eyesore that has plagued the city for years met its match last week.

    On Thursday morning, crews from the city of Las Vegas Showed up at Tony Ortega’s Pecos Street property to clean up the lot, which was full of debris.

    City Manager Timothy Dodge said the city has been working for several years on getting Ortega to clean the property, to no avail.

    “It got to a point where we actually had to mobilize city crews to get out there and clean it up,” Dodge said.

  • Winter’s Debut
  • Campos nominated for key Senate post

    Optic Staff and Wire

    State Senate Democrats have nominated Sen. Pete Campos for the top position in the body.

    The nomination came Sunday at a closed-door caucus meeting in Belen.

    Campos, a Las Vegas Democrat, defeated three others in the contest to replace Senate President Pro Tem Tim Jennings, who recently lost his re-election bid after being targeted by Gov. Susana Martinez and the political action committee she controls.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 12, 2012

    In 1962

  • Looking Ahead - News - Dec. 12, 2012

    Craft fairs set for Saturday
    Robertson track presents a Winter Wonderland, an arts and crafts fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday at Mike Marr Gymnasium on the RHS campus. For more information, call 429-4469. Another arts and crafts fair will be held at the Eagles, 211 S. Grand, from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday. Call 429-8937 to reserve a booth.

  • Weather - Dec. 12, 2012

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 48. West wind around 15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 24. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 23.

    Friday
    A chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 49. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Breezy.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:01 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.

  • Correction - Dec. 12, 2012

    An article in Monday’s Optic, in reference to Hanukkah and the eight-day Festival of Lights, contained incorrect information. The holiday commemorates the rededication of the second Temple in Jerusalem, not the first, as reported in the article.