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  • Looking ahead - News - June 18, 2014

    Fort Union Days
    Fort Union National Monument announces the return of its Fort Union Days weekend event on Saturday, June 21 and 22. The event weekend is free to the public and runs from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Weather - June 18, 2014

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Windy, with a south wind 10-20 mph, becoming southwest 20-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15-25 mph, becoming north 5-10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    Thursday

  • Tapia receives pharmacy doctorate from UNM

    Submitted to the Optic

    Krystle Tapia received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree on May 16 from UNM College of Pharmacy.

    While working for her doctorate, Tapia earned the following distinctions: American College of Clinical Pharmacy Challenge Winner; APhA-ASP Member of the Year; APhA-ASP Patient Counseling Competition Winner; Dean’s List; and the Burroughs-Wellcome Pharmacy Education Scholarship.

  • QuÉ Pasa - June 18, 2014

    THURSDAY
    JUEVES
    • Entrepreneurship Forum, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 at El Fidel Hotel lobby/ Presentations by Leroy Lujan, Oneida Aragon and Michelle Sandoval. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Andrea Gottschalk at 425-6113.

  • Fire danger remains high

    There’s no question that the recent rainfall in this area has been a blessing and that we’re heading into summer better off than we usually do.

    But along with the rainfall, we’ve had hot days and strong winds, and that means much of the moisture we’ve had has been sucked out of the ground.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 18, 2014
  • Work of Art: ‘That’s nicht German’

    We read often about the disappearances of languages. Bill Bryson, the author of “The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way,” estimates that currently, there are 2,700 languages; throughout history, many have died; perhaps there have been more language deaths than there are currently extant languages.

  • Spurs celebrate fifth NBA title

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Sports Writer

    SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan conducted his postgame interview flanked by his two children. Someday soon he may decide that they, and not Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, will be his full-time running mates.

    Duncan’s eventual retirement — whether it’s next week, next summer, or after the next championship — probably won’t end what’s been a 15-year run at or near the top for the San Antonio Spurs.

    San Antonio appears to be positioned to keep rolling along.

  • Crush on
  • Back in The Pit

    For Vera Jo Bustos, The Pit once represented the promised land.

    Now it’ll simply be her place of business.

    Bustos, a onetime West Las Vegas High School multi-sport athletic standout, has accepted a job as video coordinator for the University of New Mexico’s women’s basketball program, the school announced.