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Today's News

  • Looking Back - Dec. 20, 2013

    In 1963

    Monday, Dec. 16 — A living Christmas tree at the corner of Sixth and Lincoln was planted several years ago, but by this Christmas it was dead. Last week the City crew took off the trimmings and the tree was cut down. A fresh Christmas tree will be cut and brought to Las Vegas by the Jaycees. It will be trimmed and placed at the intersection of Sixth and Douglas, probably on Wednesday.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 20, 2013

    A Winter celebration in Pendaries

    A Winter Celebration, 5 p.m. Saturday at Pendaries Community Center. Children 5 and younger are free, children six to 12, $10 and over 13, $15. Price includes: hayride a full meal, live holiday music, and visit from Santa. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Call Pendaries at 425-3561 ext. 201.

  • Weather - Dec. 20, 2013

    Friday
    A slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Southwest wind 15-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Saturday
    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. West wind 10-15 mph, becoming north in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

    Sunday

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 20, 2013

    THUMBS UP! DECORATIONS ARE UP
    It may have taken a while, but the city Christmas tree is finally up at the old Safeway parking lot, and the lights are up at Plaza and Carnegie parks. We thank Editha Bartley and her family for donating the gorgeous tree and we thank the city workers who finished putting up the holiday decorations around town. It finally feels like the holidays have arrived.

    THUMBS DOWN! ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES

  • Nuestra Historia: Donnelly retires, regents oblivious

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    For the Optic

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 20, 2013
  • Another Perspective — Tips for a safe holiday shopping season

    By Ben White

    For the Optic

    With the holiday season in full swing, a growing number of people are expected to shop online with their computers and mobile devices. No matter how a customer chooses to shop — through online sites, mobile devices, telephone, or at the store — it is important to stick to your budget and safeguard your confidential information.

    To help manage your finances during the holidays, consider following these important guidelines:

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 20, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Our Lady of Sorrows Posadas, 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 at Gallinas, 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22 in Sapello, 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23 in Upper Rociada, and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at Our Lady of Sorrows Religious Education Center.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • ‘A Baroque Christmas’ starts tonight in Santa Fe

    Submitted to the Optic

    Santa Fe Pro Musica will present its holiday tradition, “A Baroque Christmas” today through Tuesday at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. each evening at the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe.

    Winter is a time of celebration for families of many faiths. Gathering in the warmth of the fire, we tell stories and sing songs of the ages. Outside, the scent of chimney smoke lingers on the cool, crisp air, as the last leaves fall from the trees. In this atmosphere, we celebrate the passing of an old year and the coming of a new.

  • Noticias - Dec. 20, 2013

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

    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.