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Today's News

  • Weather - July 13, 2011

    Wednesday
    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.

    Thursday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 60.

    Friday

  • FYI - News

    A public forum to address the vandalism at the Jewish and Masonic cemeteries will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the First United Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Ave. The forum will include a report from city police, time to hear from and respond to families affected and a discussion on furthering the well-being and unity of our city.

  • Que Pasa - July 13, 2011

    TODAY HOY

    • Search and Rescue will meet from 6  to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, at the Professional Health Care Annex, 1931 Seventh Street, across from the Forest Service Office.

    • 22nd Friendship Caravan to Cuba will visit Las Vegas from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, at Tapetes de Lana on the Plaza. For more information, call 454-6771.

  • 55th anniversary
  • Pediatric clinic under new hospital ownership

    Submitted to the Optic

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital recently acquired the Las Vegas Clinic for Children and Youth, now named the Alta Vista Clinic for Children and Youth, the largest pediatric group in Northeastern New Mexico.

    Medical providers Nancy Wright, M.D., Robin Edward, M.D., and Jeff Webb, PA-C, are now affiliated with Alta Vista Regional Hospital. In addition, AVRH has welcomed Jennifer Chittum, M.D., to the practice.  

  • Playing with fire

    Picture a family up to its neck in debt, with the parents fighting over how to address the problem. We’ll say it’s the father who insists that all available resources be used to pay down the family debt, except that he refuses to sell his Lamborghini, even though that’s obviously the best way to raise the money needed. Meanwhile, the mother is insisting that her mother, who depends on them, needs to go to the doctor, even though it’ll cost.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 13, 2011
  • Work of Art: An idiot’s guide to idioms

    One of the things some of us did on our own, without getting paid, was individual tutoring. During my term on the faculty at Highlands University, some dedicated students, usually Asians, wishing to “rap,” often visited me.

  • North-South dunks, shootout today

    North-South All-Star week rolls on in the Meadow City, with the annual slam dunk competition and three-point shootout on tap for Wednesday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    Then on Thursday, the main event is an honors banquet for North-South honorees, with veteran sports broadcaster Henry Tafoya as guest speaker. The website proviewnetworks.com plans to stream the banquet online live beginning at 6.

  • La Plaza juniors first to win title; LV 10-11 girls reach championship

    La Plaza’s juniors (age 13-14) baseball team became the first Las Vegas area squad to capture a District 4 All-Stars title Sunday, beating Taos 20-0 in the mercy rule-shortened championship game.

    Led by skipper Ryan Gabaldon, the La Plaza crew now prepares for state.
    Monday morning, the Las Vegas 10-11 softball rocked Taos 11-6 to win the championship of its three-team bracket. LVLL reached the final with back-to-back wins Friday vs. Raton and Saturday vs. Taos. The team begins state play at 1 p.m. Saturday in Santa Fe.