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  • Weather - Aug. 19, 2013

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5-10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Tuesday

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 19, 2013

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Rooster’s Feather” by Annie Petersen and JR Kibby. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • New addition
  • Merger merits consideration

    Sen. John Arthur Smith is asking the state Higher Education Department to study whether it makes sense to merge New Mexico Highlands University with Luna Community College, and in our view, such a study would be worthwhile.

    Yes, a merger would be complicated, as pointed out by Highlands President Jim Fries. But on the surface, at least, there would seem to be some significant benefits to moving in that direction.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 19, 2013
  • Another Perspective — I-25 bypass changed Vegas

    Art Trujillo’s column in the Aug. 7 Optic brought back memories of the way Las Vegas is today versus the way it was 50 years ago. Some of the memories may be faulty, but here they are:
    The opposition to bypasses by the Interstate went way beyond publishing ads in community newspapers. Towns along the proposed highways got their state legislators to support an “anti-bypass law” that prevented construction of a bypass until the community involved approved the plan, including the number of exits.

  • Calling all lady golfers
  • Hawks gain ground on ‘Topes

    Albuquerque Isotopes
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Two weekend victories over Albuquerque (67-61) gave Oklahoma City (72-56) some breathing room in their division race.
    Brandon Laird singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to lift the Oklahoma City RedHawks to a 3-2 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Friday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

  • How a Cowgirl says goodbye
  • Youngster earns first rodeo title

    Janelle Torres can check mutton-busting off her bucket list.

    Next up for the 6-year-old Cleveland, N.M., native?

    How about barrel racing?

    It’s the next logical step.

    Torres, who is starting her first-grade year at Mora Elementary, rode to a championship in mutton-busting on Saturday, July 27, at the Mora Fiestas Rodeo.

    “This was her first time doing mutton-busting,” said her proud father, Robert Torres of Cleveland, “but she’s been on horseback since she was about 2 years old.”