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  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 20, 2014

    Music from Angel Fire
    Music from Angel Fire Las Vegas Concert, 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21 at Ilfeld auditorium on the Highlands campus. For more information, call 575-377-3233 or 888-377-3300.

  • Weather - Aug. 20, 2014

    Wednesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind 5-10 mph.

    Thursday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    Friday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

  • Watrous Day
  • Que Pasa - Aug. 20, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Make a Wish, Honey Bear!” by Marcus Pfister. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Trash City, USA

    Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does. Unsightly litter is nothing new in the city of Las Vegas or in San Miguel County.

    Take a short drive and chances are you’ll come across a discarded pile of trash, a mattress or even a couch tossed on the side of the road somewhere.

    But some callous scofflaw has taken the nasty behavior to a new low, discarding more than two dozen used syringes by the side of the road near Porkchop Hill.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 20, 2014
  • Work of Art: In our right mind

    “Right-handed people use the left side of their brain, so left-handers are the only people in their right mind.”

    Thus read the message on a T-shirt I once owned. I picked it up at a yard sale in Columbia, Mo., in 1974.

    Except for dining with members of my wife’s side of the family I don’t pay much attention to my left-handedness, certainly not thinking of it as a handicap — despite what much literature and public opinion say about it.

  • Cowgirls tabbed 11th in league

    Las Vegas Optic

    The New Mexico Highlands University volleyball team is projected to finish 11th in the 14-team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this fall.

    But with an experienced core returning, supplemented by several talented newcomers, the Cowgirls may have enough depth to make serious progress and prove a few naysayers wrong.

    That’s the plan, anyway, for NMHU head coach Bryan Crawford.

  • Sounds triple up Isotopes

    Clutch hitting made the difference Monday night at The Lab.

    Nashville hit 6 for 11 with runners in scoring position.

    Host Albuquerque was 0 for 11 in that category and lost 9-3 before a reported crowd of 7,207.

    The Triple-A clubs combined for five home runs.Isotope leadoff hitter Mike Baxter went 3 for 4 with a homer and two doubles. He and Joc Pederson hammered back-to-back solo shots in the third inning and helped lift the Topes to a short-lived 3-1 lead.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 20, 2014

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 6:35 p.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 6:35 p.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 7:05 p.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Lady Dons alumni, 6 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym (exhibition)

    Saturday
    Baseball