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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead

    Story Time at Carnegie on Wednesday

    The theme of this week’s Story Time at Carnegie Public Library is Memorial Day, the book is “Cat Secrets” by Jef Czekaj, and the craft is CD patriotic decoration. Story Time is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Weather - May 25, 2011

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind around 15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 40. North wind 5-10 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy, with a south wind 10-15 mph, becoming west 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear and breezy at night, with a low around 45.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 82. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 46.

  • FYI

    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.

  • Birthday celebration
  • Que Pasa - May 25, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 25 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. This week’s theme is “Memorial Day,” the book is “Cat Secrets” by Jef Czekaj and the craft is “CD patriotic decoration.”

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR

  • Noticias - May 25, 2011

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

    • A survivors fund has been set up for the families of Gene Hern and Frank Romero. The following are the accounts: Children of Gene Hern, Wells Fargo account number 7040660958 and the widow of Frank Romero, Wells Fargo account number 7040660941.

    • Donations are being accepted for Xena Crespin, a Robertson High School student, selected to participate in a conference in Chicago. For more information, call Sandra Cordova, Xena’s mother, at 575-202-7999.

  • Safety first and always

    As details unfold regarding the trench that collapsed on two Las Vegas employees, causing their deaths, it’s becoming more apparent that this accident didn’t have to happen. And while we agree with City Attorney David Romero, who has said it’s premature to make judgments about what exactly occurred, we can also see that there are plenty of reasons to suspect that basic safety precautions were not followed.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 25, 2011
  • Work of Art: Armageddon tired of waiting

    It would have been great if people who predict the end of the world had been a wee bit more accurate. Even though the prediction of the coming rapture was a few ticks off, it certainly drew a lot of attention.

    Presbyterian Pastor Randy Campbell, for one, opened his Sunday sermon by announcing, “I’m here!” Doubtless many others said the same thing.

  • Honor roll for NMHU tracksters

    Proving her prowess is not limited to the track, New Mexico Highlands University’s Jillisa Grant led a strong spring for the Cowgirl track and field team in the classroom as well.

    Six Highlands athletes earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic honors, with Grant being named to the league’s All-Academic First Team. A junior from Spanish Town, Jamaica, she has a 3.81 grade point average in exercise and sport science.