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  • Looking Back - June 11, 2014

    In 1964

    Monday, June 8 — The Cowboys Reunion and Rodeo queen contestants appeared on Dick Bills’ K Circle B. program on television this afternoon in Albuquerque. Making the trip to the Duke City were contestants Verna Pinkston, Sally Ball, Karen Dyche and Judy Scott.
     

  • Looking ahead - News - June 11, 2014

    Father’s Day lunch

       The lunch will begin at noon, on Sunday, June 15 at the Elks Lodge on Collins Drive. Fathers eat free, and others are $5. For more information, call 718-9345.

  • Weather - June 11, 2014

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 54. West wind 15-20 mph, becoming north 5-10 mph in the evening.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

    Friday

  • In Brief - New Mexico - June 11, 2014

    Optic Staff and Wire

    Project under way on NM 518

    The state Department of Transportation’s District 4 office and Qualcon, Inc. are advising motorists that a safety project is under way on NM 518 Sapello.
    Crews are removing and replacing a joint seal on the bridge Constructing is taking place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
    A one-lane closure is being set up. Minor traffic delays should be expected.

  • Wedding bells
  • QuÉ Pasa - June 11, 2014

    FRIDAY
    VIERNES
    • Story time is over, but the Summer Reading Program is just around the corner. Registration is now open at Carnegie Public Library. Deadline to register is Friday, June 13. Come in and register. The program starts on Wednesday, June 18 and ends on Wednesday, July 16. Summer Reading Program participants meet every Wednesday at 10 a.m. to noon More information is available at Carnegie Library.

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO

  • Fix the VA system

    The evidence is mounting that the Veterans Affairs Department’s health care system is broken and in immediate need of fixing.

    An audit released Monday determined that more than 1,000 veterans have been waiting three months or more for an initial appointment within the VA health care system in New Mexico. Last week, officials revealed that 3,000 patients in the medical center in Albuquerque were assigned to a doctor who didn’t actually see them.

    And the situation in other states is even worse.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 11, 2014
  • Work of Art: When Saturdays were fun

    In our youth, Saturdays were the greatest of days. For 26 cents, we could spend the entire day at the movies. Sixteen cents allowed us to enter the Serf Theater, and the extra dime would get us popcorn.

    Even though we had three thriving theaters in town, including the Coronado and the Kiva, most of the kids in my circle went to the Serf because the features usually were first-run and in English. There were cartoons, a newsreel and a double-feature.

  • Robbers return