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Today's News

  • Looking Back - June 26, 2013

    In 1963

    Friday, June 28 — Sandra Leon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Leon of Rociada, was selected last night as the queen of the 16th National Appaloosa horse show. Miss Leon, a 20-year-old blonde, will reign over the show today through Sunday when the affair winds up. A total of 615 of the Indian-developed Appaloosas are at the show, which is being held in Boise, Ida., Susan Mayor of Tallahassee, Fla., was chosen as first princess.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 26, 2013

    Music-Fest 2013
    The Heart of David Worship Center and the Las Vegas Dollies present Music-Fest 2013 starting at 1 p.m. this Saturday at NMHU’s Sala de Madrid. The event will feature singers and musicians from churches in the community, and gospel bands from Albuquerque and Lovington. For more information, call 454-3886.

  • Weather - June 26, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 93. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 62. Southeast wind 5-15 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 62.

    Friday

  • Planting time
  • Que Pasa - June 26, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Carnegie Public Library Summer Program presents Ken Karter Funny Dummy Show followed by the Veterans presentation of the U.S. flag starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26 at the park. Sidewalk chalk drawings around the park of the U.S. flag will be done by the children with lunch served afterwards. U.S. flags will be given out upon departure.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Repeal city ordinance

    There’s been much debate about whether the community rights ordinances approved by the Las Vegas City Council and Mora County Commission are lawful.

    Danelle Smith, a respected lawyer in Las Vegas and a former city attorney, weighed in on that issue earlier this month. Her conclusion is that the ordinance approved by the Council is “clearly unconstitutional” and “will cause major problems for the city of Las Vegas if (it) is ‘enacted’ into law.”

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 26, 2013
  • Work of Art — Water’s not portable

    “Ha! Look how those people ahead of us spelled ‘potable.’”

    “You’re far too critical. It’s still affluent water, no matter how you spell it,” my wife, Bonnie said, as we went for the fifth trip to haul effluent water from the city plant on 12th Street.

    And if this seems like a commercial, well it is. We’re pleased with the service by those people who provide recycled water to legions of pickup-driving residents trying to save their lawns, bushes and trees.

  • Eight games in nine days for Kryptonite

    Submitted to the Optic

    After a rigorous stretch in which the boys played eight games in nine days, the Las Vegas Kryptonite is 10-4 overall.  

    Las Vegas started with a split with Taos on June 13 and followed up with another split on June 15. Las Vegas again played Taos on June 20, this time sweeping the Taos team.  Las Vegas ended the nine-day stretch of games with another split in Santa Fe.

  • Kemp rehabs with ‘Topes

    ALBUQUERQUE — The unmistakable star power of Matt Kemp was evident almost everywhere over the weekend as the L.A. Dodgers All-Star outfielder began his rehabilitation assignment with the Isotopes, the Dodgers’ Triple A club.

    The turnstiles saw a dramatic impact. On Saturday night, an announced crowd of 12,356 jammed Isotopes Park as Kemp returned to Albuquerque. Even the outfield berm seating area was crowded, and lines of ticket-buyers were seen well into the early innings.