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Today's News

  • $1M pilot aims to take out feral pigs

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Using the cover of darkness, feral pigs have learned to outsmart even the most seasoned hunters as they set about on their nightly terrors, rooting up crops and suburban gardens, harassing native wildlife and turning watering holes into pigsties.

  • Bomb threat forces evacuations in Mora

    Students at the Mora Independent School District were ushered out of their classrooms and evacuated from their school buildings shortly before 9 a.m. on Tuesday because of a bomb threat.

    Details about the bomb threat were sketchy as calls to the district’s administration office went directly to voicemail.

    But the district did send out a global email to parents saying, “Bomb threat against school being taken seriously. For safety reasons, all students including Holman evacuated to St. Gertrudes Church.”

  • Looking Back - March 20, 2013

    In 1963
    Friday, March 22 — About 30 members of the “D” Battery National Guard have planned to hike 50 miles, beginning early Sunday morning. The men represent each of the three platoons of the battery. They will meet at Camp Luna at 9 p.m. Saturday and move to the departure point at 1 a.m. Sunday. The hike will begin three miles beyond Wagon Mound and the guardsmen plan to complete their hike back to Las Vegas by 6 p.m. Sunday.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 20, 2013

    Eleven-sees at the museum
    Mariano Ulibarri will be discussing art, technology, Hacker Scouts, the Parachute Factory and the revival of tintypes at 11 a.m. Saturday at the city of Las Vegas Museum. After the lecture a drawing will be held for one of five tintype sessions that will be given away by the Friends of the Museum. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - March 20, 2013

    Wednesday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 39. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15-25 mph.

    Thursday
    A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 30. Breezy.

    Friday

  • Artist John Noltner to speak at World College

    Submitted to the Optic

    Award-winning photographer, author, and peace advocate John Noltner will speak from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at United World College-USA in the Kluge Auditorium.

    Noltner will share stories about peace activists and will facilitate conversation about how individuals can work for peace in their communities

    His talk will include a presentation of his project, a book reading, and a question-and-answer dialogue followed by a signing for his book,  A Peace of My Mind: Exploring the Meaning of Peace One Story at a Time.

  • Que Pasa - March 20, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 20 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “It’s Spring” by Linda Glaser. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Free enterprise prevails

    It’s getting to where Washington D.C.’s manufactured crises are becoming so commonplace that they’re barely cause for concern anymore. Witness the so-called sequester, which began March 1 to a whole lot of media noise while the general public slept through it.

    Despite President Obama’s cries of wolf — calling the sequester a disaster, though that simply didn’t happen — the U.S. economy chugged along en route to a bona fide recovery for reasons having nothing to do with a dysfunctional U.S. government.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 20, 2013
  • Work of Art - Adding s’s to our yes’es

    The first thing I reach for in reading a newspaper is the opinion section. And when going online, to read other newspapers, I click until the editorials, columns and letters to the editor show up.

    In short, I luuuuve to read other people’s opinions. But that (reading others’ opinions) comes with a price: namely fighting my urge to correct people’s spelling, grammar and punctuation. Often, I miss the points others make because I’m too busy chasing commas, run-on sentences and words that dangle.