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Today's News

  • In Brief - Las Vegas News - May 22, 2013

    Seat belt ticket blitz under way
    The state Department of Transportation is warning motorists to buckle up or risk getting a ticket.
    Every year during the Memorial Day holiday period, May 20-June 2, law enforcement agencies join forces from coast to coast for an enforcement blitz that delivers on the message: Click It or Ticket.
    DOT said in a news release that the mobilization is supported by national and local paid advertising and earned media campaigns aimed at raising awareness before the blitz.

  • 360 flowers planted downtown

    Submitted to the Optic

    Eighteen community volunteers were out on Saturday adding soil and mulch to all the planter boxes downtown.  

  • Looking Back - May 22, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 22, 2013

    Story Time at Carnegie Library
    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesdays in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Sam at the Seaside” by Mary Labatt. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Weather - May 22, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 15-20 mph, becoming light and variable after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 48.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    5:51 a.m. to 8:04 p.m.

  • Que Pasa - May 22, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Sam at the Seaside” by Mary Labatt. Free and open to the public.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 22, 2013
  • Tough stance justified

    The Administrative Office of the Courts has drawn a line in the sand on the Mora County courthouse complex project, and we are glad to see the agency taking such a tough stance.

  • Work of Art — The treat is on whom?

    On the occasion of a birthday for one of us, my wife and I joined my sister Dorothy and her husband Joe Maestas for dinner at El Rialto. The rule in the Trujillo household is that the inviter pays for the invitee. And maybe that’s why we don’t invite others all that often.
    But if we can inveigle one another to make the suggestion and turn it into an invitation, we’re willing. We’d almost finished our meal when the waitperson came by with the bill and took brother-in-law Joe’s credit card for processing.

  • Safety first