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  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 9, 2012

    Veterans Day breakfast to be held Sunday

    The Las Vegas Elks Lodge #408 is hosting a Veterans Day breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Sunday at the lodge located at 2305 Collins Drive. All veterans and their families are invited.
     

  • Weather - Nov. 9, 2012

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Windy, with a west wind 20-30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Isolated showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Windy, with a southwest wind 25-30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Saturday
    A slight chance of rain showers. Areas of blowing dust before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Windy, with a southwest wind 30-35 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Sunday

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 9, 2012

    THUMBS UP! FINALLY, IT’S OVER. In what goes down in history as the most expensive election in American history (at least until 2016), we breathe a sigh of relief that it’s finally over. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the total cost of the presidential and congressional campaigns jumped up 7 percent to nearly $5.8 billion, with about $2.5 billion going solely into the presidential campaign. One big reason for the increases: the superPACs.
    Not surprisingly, the previous record for campaign spending was in, you guessed it, 2008.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Nov. 9, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Jones, Twitchell part of East’s prominence

    Never before in the entire Southwest had a community risen so quickly and grown so rapidly, as did East Las Vegas by the early 20th century.

    New Town became both the center of Anglo-American identity, and the foremost example of the Americanization of New Mexico. From all parts of the United States, newcomers descended on East Las Vegas, anxious to set their footprint in New Mexico’s premier American city.

  • Lady Dons move on in tourney

    Robertson put up perhaps its best fight of the season at the right time — the District 2-3A volleyball tournament.

    West Las Vegas was ready.

    The host Lady Dons (14-7)took a 3-1 victory on Wednesday night, advancing to a semifinal Friday evening in Raton. At stake in that match is a trip to the tournament championship against perennial state volleyball power Pojoaque Valley on Saturday night in Jacona.

  • End zone
  • Sides mum as NHL talks continue

    The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players’ association ended after nearly six hours Wednesday. Just as they did a night earlier, the sides agreed to get right back to the bargaining table.
    Representatives for the owners and players were to resume talks Thursday, marking the third straight day they will meet face-to-face. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and union special counsel Steve Fehr also met alone Saturday when in-person talks restarted for the first time since Oct. 18.

  • Highlands wrestlers place in Oklahoma debut event

    The New Mexico Highlands University wrestling team had its best showing to date in the Oklahoma City Open this past weekend.

    It was the season debut for Highlands and head coach Doug Moses, and with six Cowboy grapplers placing in the tournament, it marked the school’s most successful entry in that particular event.

    The tourney, which featured some top NCAA Division I talent, was hosted by Oklahoma City University this past Sunday.

  • Marquee matchup

    Thursday’s Robertson-Socorro match in the Class 1A-3A girls’ state soccer quarterfinals featured a number of the state’s statistical leaders.

    Robertson (18-2) and Socorro (18-3) entered as the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds, respectively, and a spot in Friday morning’s semifinal round was on the line. (See Monday’s Optic for results.)

    Friday’s winners play in the championship match at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Field 2 of the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.