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  • Weather - Dec. 9, 2013

    Monday
    A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -3. South wind 5-10 mph. New snow accumulation of 1-2 inches possible. A 10 percent chance of snow at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -8. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 5-10 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 13.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 32. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 14.

  • Former HU prez released from jail

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A former Democratic legislative leader who was convicted of conspiracy and mail fraud for his role in an Albuquerque courthouse fraud scandal was released from federal prison Thursday.

    Manny Aragon, 66, had been serving time in Colorado since June 2009, said federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Ed Ross.

    Prison officials said Aragon has served enough of his 5-1/2-year sentence to make him eligible for a halfway house. It’s not immediately clear where Aragon would be going.

  • A hero’s welcome
  • Judge rules mental health audit will remain secret

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A judge has ruled that government agencies don’t have to disclose an audit of more than a dozen mental health providers under investigation for possible overbillings and fraud, because the audit contains law enforcement materials that are confidential.

  • Highway officials offer tips on driving on ice

    The Associated Press

    Drivers beware. With bitter cold temperatures settling in over a big chunk of the country, highway officials are warning people to stay off slick roads and, if they must go out, take extra care when getting behind the wheel.
    Sgt. Mike Watson, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, said drivers should be prepared before leaving their homes.
    Some of his tips:

  • Festive characters
  • Que Pasa - Dec. 9, 2013

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Merry Christmas, Stinky Face” by Lisa McCourt. Free and open to the public.

    FRIDAY VIERNES

  • Noticias - Dec. 9, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • An amazing legacy

    Invictus

    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds and shall find me unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 9, 2013