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  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Aug 11, 2017

    The Associated Press
    N.M. man dies of apparent suicide
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Authorities in northern Arizona say a New Mexico man has been found dead in Walnut Canyon National Monument and that the death appears to be a suicide.

    Coconino County Sheriff’s officials say 49-year-old Christopher Preston of Santa Fe had an apparent gunshot wound.

    They say the county Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death.

  • Gov. Martinez: Film industry infused $505M into state’s economy

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    SANTA FE, N.M. — The film and television industry contributed more than a half-billion dollars to New Mexico’s economy last year, representing one of the state’s bright spots.

    Gov. Susana Martinez says the economic contribution shattered the previous record by more than $115 million and marks the third straight record-setting year for the industry.

  • Weather - Aug. 11, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 78°/ LOW 56°
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:17 a.m. to 7:56 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 81° / LOW 56°
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:17 a.m. to 7:54 p.m.

  • Noticias - Aug. 11, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • First Born program provides services to families in San Miguel and Mora counties. It is a free and confidential home visiting program. To learn more about the program, or to schedule an informational visit, call 454-1343.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 11, 2017

    8.12.2017
    SATURDAY

    8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    The third annual Junktique/Antique flea market will be held at Lincoln Park. For more information, contact Martha at 426-4547 or email at lacatrina1954@hotmail.com.

    9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    The third annual Local Emergency Planning Committee Expo will take place in the Las Vegas Walmart parking lot on Seventh Street. Demonstrations of all types and children’s activities are planned. Come meet your local first responders. Call 505-425-6190 for information.

    11 a.m.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 11, 2017

    THUMBS UP! HOMECOMING ARRIVES EARLY
    There was a time when “homecoming” was celebrated very close to the end of the athletic season (usually football, although some schools without gridders sometimes make basketball their homecoming event).

    In an unusual step, Highlands University will begin its celebrations from Sept. 8 through 17. The venue for the game, to be played against the first-year Texas Wesleyan University Rams program, is scheduled to be Perkins Stadium.

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Challenging big chunks of conventional wisdom

    Sorry, but I just don’t buy it.

    Like a lot of free thinkers, I don’t cotton to group think. So I hereby take issue with some of the “conventional wisdom” I hear from time to time.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 11, 2017
  • Cowgirls honored for academic work

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team has been honored as an All-Academic squad for the 2016-2017 year. The awards, announced in late July by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, require a team to have a team grade point average above 3.0. The award marks the fifth time in program history that the NMHU squad has earned the All-Academic honor.