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  • Weather - Dec. 19, 2011

    Monday
    Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 32. North wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. Snow showers likely at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. North wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

    Tuesday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 34. West wind around 5 mph, becoming south. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 20.

    Wednesday

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 19, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s books are “Rudolph Shines Again” by Robert L. May and “All I Want for Christmas / Lo unico que quiero para Navidad” by Rebecca Gomez. The theme for the month is “It’s Christmas Time in Las Vegas.” All programs are free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Reflections of Alice
  • Centennial celebrations planned by local museum

    Submitted to the Optic

    To commemorate the Centennial of New Mexico statehood in 2012 the museum will be offering programs each month. Under the general series Centennial Adventures there will be family programs called Crafting the Centennial and scholarly discussions called Museum Cafes.

  • Noticias - Dec. 19, 2011

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

    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.

  • A plan for Ojitos Frios

    It’s an unfortunate reality that water wells in the Ojitos Frios subdivision south of Las Vegas have been drying up for some time now. Years ago, residents said it was due to the city’s draw from Taylor Wells, and there’s still plenty of evidence to support that contention. But the city needs the water — it’s about 10 percent of its supply these days — and the rural property owners just north of Romeroville are the ones who must suffer.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 19, 2011
  • Editor's Note: January 10th

    Here’s the latest on who’s running for mayor, or thinking about it, or denying any plans to do so.

    Andrew Feldman’s decision not to run opened up the race. Feldman, a no-nonsense council member for the past four years, had some passionate supporters, many of whom are still asking him to reconsider and jump back into the race. But he says that’s not going to happen. As for who he’ll back, he says, “We’ll see come Jan. 11.”

  • Four Cards in North-South game

    Four Robertson football players have earned selection to the 2012 Class 2A-3A North All-Star Team.

    The North-South football lineups were announced late this past week by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The annual 2A-3A North-South football and basketball games, which showcase some of the top outgoing high school seniors in these sports, will be held in July on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University.

    The football game is scheduled to kick off 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Perkins Stadium.

  • Cowgirls win first league game

    The Highlands Cowgirls earned their first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victory Friday night in an otherwise luckless weekend in Colorado for NMHU basketball teams.

    The Cowgirls outscored Colorado-Colorado Springs 6-3 in the final 45 seconds to pull out a 67-65 upset. Whitley Coca scored 18 points and Alyssa Lopez 16.

    Ashley Zaragoza grabbed eight rebounds and Coca had five assists.

    NMHU (5-5, 1-5) couldn’t keep the streak going, losing at Colorado State-Pueblo 67-54 the next night despite 22 points by Lopez.

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