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  • Weather - June 21, 2013

    Friday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Breezy, with a south wind 15-25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Saturday

  • Jail Log - June 21, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 12 and June 17:

    Kristen Hoogerhuis, 25, failure to appear, disorderly conduct, resisting evading an officer
    Brenda Gonzales, 44, robbery, intimidation of a witness
    Peter Scott, age unavailable, reckless driving, speeding
    Jeanette Tafoya, age unavailable, aggravated assault
    Joseph Herrera, 46, types of trespass
    Jerome Montano, 24, aggravated assault
    Teddy Manzanares, 33, 7- day sanction

  • Honoring ‘Old Glory’
  • Noticias - June 21, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The Las Vegas Total Community Approach Program is available to help anyone with a drug and alcohol problem get the help and treatment they need. The program provides free drug and alcohol evaluations and help paying for treatment for anyone who qualifies. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 454-8151.

  • Que Pasa - June 21, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Summer Solstice Spiritual Service Including Ceremony for the Renewal of Body Mind Spirit, 5:45 a.m., 8 Treasures Exercise, 7 a.m., ceremony, readings and meditation on Friday, June 21. This service is an opportunity for individuals to cultivate and renew themselves through traditional Taoist methods. Everyone welcome. For more information and directions, call Peter or Jody Stege at 454-0003 or 454-1386.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 21, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Body pulled from lake

    ALBUQUERQUE — A body pulled from Lake Michigan has been identified as that of a University of Chicago student from Albuquerque.
    The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said that 20-year-old Austin Hudson-LaPore was recovered from the lake early Wednesday by Chicago police after the body was spotted by a fisherman. The third-year student was last seen around 8:30 p.m. on June 12 at his apartment near the university’s campus.

  • Successful fund raising
  • Fracking fuels water fights

    By Garance Burke
    The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO — The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation’s driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth’s surface.

    Hydraulic fracturing, or the drilling technique commonly known as fracking, has been used for decades to blast huge volumes of water, fine sand and chemicals into the ground to crack open valuable shale formations.

  • Perfect attendance awards
  • Cardinal scholars to further education

    This year’s Cardinal Scholars from Robertson High School’s graduating class are: Katherine Elizabeth Houdek, Victoria Lucia Gomez, Jalen Martinez, Sonya Lane, Victoria Jauregui, Sierra Rose Zamora, Rebecca Trujillo, Julia Maile Hoogerhuies, Ashley Jaramillo and Tori Gallegos. They all plan to attend an institute of higher education.

    Houdek is the daughter of Jeffrey and Lacy Houdek. She plans to attend the University of New Mexico to major in political science.