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  • Weather - Sept. 14, 2011

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Showers and thunderstorms likely at night. Cloudy, with a low around 50. East wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

    Thursday
    A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Southeast wind 10-15 mph. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

  • FYI - News

    Police say they’ve made some prostitution-related busts at the New Mexico State Fair, according to The Associated Press. KRQE-TV reports that five prostitutes and three pimps were arrested Saturday night near the state fairgrounds. Two vehicles used to transport the prostitutes also were seized along with firearms that were in the possession of the pimps.

  • Arguello passes on welding knowledge to LCC students

    Luna Community College

    At this point of his career Arturo Arguello wants to pass on his skills and knowledge to his students. It’s as simple as that.

    After working nearly 30 years as certified pipeline welder in Dalhart, Texas, the native of Yates, N.M., a little village outside of Roy, decided to come back home and pass on his knowledge to beginners.

    Arguello is currently teaching two general welding classes in LCC’s Springer Satellite.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 14, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Charlie Needs a Cloak” by Tomie de Paola and the theme is “Happy Birthday, Mr. Tomie (Sept. 15).” All programs are free and open to the public.

    • Search and Rescue meeting at 6 p.m. on  Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Professional Health Care Annex, 1931 Seventh, across from the Forest Service Office.

  • Noticias - Sept. 14, 2011

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

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • Too much for the session

    Maybe New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has something in common with former Gov. Bill Richardson after all. Like her predecessor, she likes to pack the legislative agenda.

    But that’s where the comparison is likely to end. Unlike Richardson, it’s hard to imagine Martinez coming anywhere close to accomplishing what she wants during the current special session.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 14, 2011
  • Work of Art: Can you keep a secret?

    If you say it softly, it’s not so bad. Now what’s that supposed to mean?
    Well, it’s a conclusion I’ve reached after years and years of observation as to how people choose to express themselves. Shouting out a word — if you overlook the possibility of rousing someone from slumber — is worse than whispering it.

    Let me explain:

  • So far, so good for Cowboys

    Competition for the as-yet-unbeaten New Mexico Highlands University football team is about to get a whole lot tougher.

    The Cowboys (2-0) will open their Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schedule on Saturday afternoon at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo. The Orediggers are the 20th ranked team in NCAA Division II football, according to the American Football Coaches Association rankings released Monday, and they are among the favorites to contend for an RMAC title, along with Nebraska-Kearney and Colorado State-Pueblo.

  • Lady Buffs escape with 1-0 win

    For the second time in three matches this season, the Highlands Cowgirls watched a potential signature-type victory vanish, coming out on the short end by a single goal.

    On Sunday, the team lost 1-0 to visiting West Texas A&M in front of roughly a hundred fans at Perkins Stadium.

    The contest was a showcase of stingy defense and appeared headed to overtime before the Lady Buffs drew a penalty with 80 minutes and 57 seconds expired.