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  • Looking Back - August 17, 2011

    In 1911

    Friday, Aug. 18 — It looks dark for statehood for New Mexico and Arizona at this session of congress. This is the consensus of opinion in both houses. It is admitted that Senator Bailey and a few other determined Democrats in the senate can prevent action in the upper body. In the house the Democrats are divided. Some of them insist on voting on a motion to pass the original Flood resolution over the veto of President Taft. Others feel that such a program should be abandoned in favor of the Flood-Smith compromise resolution.

  • Looking Ahead - August 17, 2011

    City Council meeting is today

    The Las Vegas City Council will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at City Hall, 1700 N. Grande Ave.

  • Weather - August 17, 2011

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 10 mph, becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. West wind 5-10 mph.

    Thursday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming south 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

  • FYI - News

    The boil advisory issued last week for the Agua Pura water system in Chacon in Mora County has been lifted. The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau issued the advisory after finding E. coli in the water. It has determined the water is now safe to drink.

  • Honorary graduate
  • Que Pasa - August 17, 2011

    TODAY HOY

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Bear with Me” by Max Kornell All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - August 17, 2011

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

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 17, 2011
  • A harmful disconnect

    Going back to school after a too-short summer is something that many children and youth actually look forward to. It’s an exciting time, filled with high hopes, great expectations and a chance to start fresh academically and socially.

    These are the times that change kids’ lives. For better or worse. Often depending on the adult supervision they get.

  • Work of Art: No one the Twain did meet

    HANNIBAL, MO. — “Tom! No answer. Tom! No answer. What’s gone with that boy, I wonder?” Is there a person in America who can’t place that partial exchange?

    It comes from the opening lines of “Tom Sawyer,” a classic of American Literature, whose author everybody remembers as Mark Twain, The Mark Twain, the one-of-a-kind storyteller, humorist, observer of American life along the Mississippi.