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  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 12, 2014

    Story time at Carnegie
    Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Care Bears: Special Delivery” by Quinlan B. Lee. Free and open to the public.
     

  • Weather - Feb. 12, 2014

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. East wind 10-15 mph, becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. West wind around 15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 70.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:51 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.

  • Dept. of health to host flu clinic Thursday in Rociada

    Submitted to the Optic
    The New Mexico Department of Health’s San Miguel Public Health Office will host an outreach clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the fire department in Rociada. The immunizations are available to the public and free of charge.
     Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season, especially people in the following groups because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications:

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 12, 2014

    TODAY HOY

  • Luna board erred

    There’s an old saying that actions speak louder than words, and that’s certainly the case with Luna Community College’s Board of Trustees.

    The board voted last week to ease its nepotism rules, which, to some degree, is understandable given how strict they had been. The previous policy prohibited the college from hiring in any capacity a person related to a current board member, administrator or employee of the college.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 12, 2014
  • Work of Art - ‘Your computer’s toast’

    Deep in the recesses of my files rests a photo of ‘60s vintage showing a gentleman inside a lab that has a dismaying similarity to Frankenstein’s workshop. The man looks like a scientist surrounded by huge rolls of paper (remember the perforated paper we used to feed through printers?); there’s a TV set with a tube the size of the Llano Estacado (no flat screens in those days), and an array of blinking lights in a control panel that rivals the Starship Enterprise.

  • Lady Dons smother Ruidoso

    As West Las Vegas girls’ basketball program paid tribute to its parents on Monday night, the evening felt a lot like homecoming.

    The Lady Dons feasted on overmatched Ruidoso 70-39 to wrap up their home schedule.

    The non-district Lady Warriors hung around and stayed closer than expected before West hit the accelerator and pulled away down the stretch.

    WLV’s lead was a modest 17-10 after eight minutes.

  • Next stop: District
  • Germany’s Hoefl-Riesch defends title

    The Associated Press
    SOCHI, Russia — Different American, same result for Maria Hoefl-Riesch — another Olympic gold in the super-combined.

    Just as she did four years ago at the Vancouver Games, Hoefl-Riesch found herself trailing an American after the downhill leg before using her slalom skills to vault into first place and successfully defend her Olympic title in the dual-run event.