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  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 7, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Fire continues near Socorro
    SOCORRO — Authorities say operations to burn vegetation in advance of a southern New Mexico wildfire will cause a significant increase in smoke.

    The fire is burning on state and federal land about 30 miles south of Socorro.

    It has burned 10.1 square miles (26.2 sq. kilometers) since being sparked by lightning on June 26 and officials say the planned burnout Tuesday of 2 square miles would help firefighters contain the fire in area of safe access for firefighters.

  • Flamenco lessons return to LV
  • Weather - July 7, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 88°/ LOW 56°
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:52 a.m. to 8:19 p.m.

    Saturday

  • Que Pasa - July 7, 2017

    7.9.2017
    SUNDAY

    July 9, 16, 23 and 30
    Meadow City Academy of Music
    presents Flamenco Lessons at the Palms Ballroom with teacher Emmy Grimm of Emi Arte Flamenco. Register for Flamenco classes at Las Vegas Arts Council Gallery at 140 Bridge St. in Las Vegas. Two classes will take place —one for 6- to 12-year-olds at 2 p.m., followed by a 3 p.m. class for ages 13 and older. For cost and more information, call 425-1085.

    Upcoming & Ongoing

  • Noticias - July 7, 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.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - July 7, 2017

    THUMBS DOWN! WHY ALL THE SECRECY?

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 7, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Vacationing on the cheap in an enchanting land

    I’m a big fan of vacations on the cheap.

    I’m also OK with an expensive vacation, as long as it’s on somebody else’s dime, but I’ve seldom been able to afford the first-class tour. And besides, top-dollar travel often overlooks the best stuff to see.

  • LVLL 8-10 softball preps for state

    Among the Las Vegas Little League’s four softball champs in District 4 are the LVLL 8-10 girls. The team opens state tourney play Friday and Saturday in Clovis.

    The team is managed by Mark Bustamante and includes Amor Allen, Jayla Cordova, Mariana Gonzales, Ava Griego, Alyxa King, Alma Malo, Tatiana Medrano, Taylor Quintana, Gabrielle Rivera, Angelyna Romero, Ariana Sanchez, Chloe Yara.

    Pitcher Taylor Quintana had 41 strikeouts in three wins at the district tournament late last month in Santa Rosa.

  • Isotopes’ Ryan McMahon is PCL Player of the Month

    Ryan McMahon has spent a month of his professional baseball career at the Triple-A level.

    The way he’s playing, his time in the farm system could be nearing an end. McMahon was named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Month for June, an honor announced Wednesday by the league office.

    McMahon, 22, hit a scorching .429 in June. He led the PCL in hits (50), extra-base hits (21), total bases (85) and doubles (14) during the month as the Albuquerque Isotopes kept pace in the divisional race.