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Today's News

  • Weather - July 18, 2011

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming south 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 10-15 mph, becoming calm.

    Tuesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming south 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

  • FYI - News

    Level III fire restrictions remain in place in San Miguel County. Under the restrictions, campfires, white gas stoves, open fires, controlled burning, charcoal grills and fireworks are prohibited. All Terrain vehicles without spark arresters and motorcycles and vehicles with catalytic converters are restricted to maintained roadways. Anyone found violating the restrictions could be fined up to $1,000.

  • Farewell gathering
  • NMHU offers electronics recycling day on Saturday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University has organized an electronics recycling day on Saturday, July 23.

    Community members are invited to drop off their unwanted electronics in the Wilson Complex parking lot at 9th Street and Raynolds Avenue.

  • Kanode receives certification

    Submitted to the Optic

    Bradley Kanode, M.D., of Las Vegas, successfully completed the requirements to maintain Board Certification in Internal Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine last month.

    Although board certification is voluntary, the practice of medicine changes rapidly and it has become essential for doctors to stay current in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in order to provide high quality care, according to a news release from Kanode’s office.

  • Que Pasa - July 18, 2011

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Water into the future

    With the monsoon season slowly beginning to arrive, relief from this prolonged drought is in sight — but it will only be a little bit of relief. Las Vegas is at a low-water mark that won’t easily go away. The issue of an adequate supply will return again and again until we arrive at some long-range solutions.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 18, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Letters and a columnist

    Sometimes the letters to the editor consume me. Sometimes there are just too many.

    And, sometimes, they are just too good.

    Our last couple days worth of Viewpoints pages are a good example of what I’m talking about. When I started building Friday’s editorial pages last Wednesday, I had a dozen letters in the system ready to run. I got six in on Friday, and three more in today.

  • South takes 2 of 3

    Class 2A or Class 3A? It didn’t matter.

    Four 8-minute high school quarters or two 20-minute college-style halves? That didn’t matter either.

    Yeshemabet Turner of Pecos took the changes all in stride, scoring eight of her 14 points in the first half to lead the North girls to an 87-58 blowout in Friday’s Class 2A-3A North-South All-Star girls’ basketball game at New Mexico Highlands University’s Wilson Complex.