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Today's News

  • Looking Back - July 13, 2011

    In 1911

    Wednesday, July 12 — Only 26 days stood between Pedro Robertte, a convict employed with the road gang at Tecolote, and complete liberty. He went about his work joyously, in the belief that soon he would be privileged to lay aside the garb of the felon and return once more to the walks trodden by free men. But such was not to be...  Robertte was stricken dead by a bolt of lightning and his suddenly-granted liberty was the liberation of his soul from his body.

  • Looking Ahead - News July 13, 2011

    Friendship Caravan to make Vegas stop

    The 22nd Friendship Caravan to Cuba will visit Las Vegas from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, at Tapetes de Lana on the Plaza. For more information, call 454-6771.

  • Weather - July 13, 2011

    Wednesday
    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.

    Thursday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 60.

    Friday

  • FYI - News

    A public forum to address the vandalism at the Jewish and Masonic cemeteries will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the First United Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Ave. The forum will include a report from city police, time to hear from and respond to families affected and a discussion on furthering the well-being and unity of our city.

  • Que Pasa - July 13, 2011

    TODAY HOY

    • Search and Rescue will meet from 6  to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, at the Professional Health Care Annex, 1931 Seventh Street, across from the Forest Service Office.

    • 22nd Friendship Caravan to Cuba will visit Las Vegas from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, at Tapetes de Lana on the Plaza. For more information, call 454-6771.

  • 55th anniversary
  • Pediatric clinic under new hospital ownership

    Submitted to the Optic

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital recently acquired the Las Vegas Clinic for Children and Youth, now named the Alta Vista Clinic for Children and Youth, the largest pediatric group in Northeastern New Mexico.

    Medical providers Nancy Wright, M.D., Robin Edward, M.D., and Jeff Webb, PA-C, are now affiliated with Alta Vista Regional Hospital. In addition, AVRH has welcomed Jennifer Chittum, M.D., to the practice.  

  • Playing with fire

    Picture a family up to its neck in debt, with the parents fighting over how to address the problem. We’ll say it’s the father who insists that all available resources be used to pay down the family debt, except that he refuses to sell his Lamborghini, even though that’s obviously the best way to raise the money needed. Meanwhile, the mother is insisting that her mother, who depends on them, needs to go to the doctor, even though it’ll cost.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 13, 2011
  • Work of Art: An idiot’s guide to idioms

    One of the things some of us did on our own, without getting paid, was individual tutoring. During my term on the faculty at Highlands University, some dedicated students, usually Asians, wishing to “rap,” often visited me.