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  • Looking Back - Dec. 17, 2012

    In 1962
    Tuesday, Dec. 18 — The rain is expected to leave Las Vegas tomorrow. During the night the Las Vegas Airport recorded .32 of an inch of precipitation, along with a minimum temperature of 37. The high yesterday was 63, and at noon today it was 51.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Dec. 17, 2012

    Christmas tree sales under way
    Santa Fe National Forest Christmas tree sales are under way and will continue through Dec. 24. Forest service offices along with various vendors in Pecos and Las Vegas are selling personal-use Christmas tree permits for $10. Permits may be purchased at Pecos Canyon Station, Griego’s Market, Pancho’s Minute Men, Shell Station, Laguna Vista Quick-Stop and the forest offices.

  • Weather - Dec. 17, 2012

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 25.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 53. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. Breezy.

    Wednesday
    A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Blustery.
     

  • Virgin Galactic future at Spaceport uncertain

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The deal was sold to New Mexicans in classic Richard Branson fashion. If taxpayers would build the colorful British businessman a $209 million futuristic spaceport, he would make New Mexico the launching point for a space tourism business catering to the rich and famous.

  • Saint and Snow
  • Que Pasa - Dec. 17, 2012

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Santa’s New Jet” by David Diedrzycki. Free and open to the public.
    • The Woodmen of the World Lodge 2 regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at El Rialto.

    UPCOMING 
    & ONGOING

  • Noticias - Dec. 17, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Out to the ballgame

    Count us in as enthusiastic supporters of the plan to locate a semi-pro baseball team here in Las Vegas. Who isn’t in favor of it, given the multiple benefits it promises to bring to the city?

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 17, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Revisiting the regional idea

    Do you know what came of the regional water symposium held Oct. 30 at Luna Community College?

    Apparently, not much; at least, not yet.

    The symposium, which was organized by Richard Trujillo of the State Engineer’s Office and Pete Campos, state senator and Luna president, was intended as a starting point for a more region-wide approach to the water problems in northeastern New Mexico.