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  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 15, 2013

    Matt Mason concert is Saturday

    Country music star Matt Mason in concert, 7:30 p.m. this Saturday in Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $20 for reserved seats, $15 for general admission, and $10 for children and students with valid IDs. Advance tickets are on sale at the Highlands University’s radio station, KEDP 91.1 FM, 901 University Ave or call 454-3238.

  • Weather - Feb. 15, 2013

    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 36. South wind 5-15 mph, becoming north in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 16. North wind around 10 mph, becoming west after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 25.

    Sunny, with a high near 59. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 22.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:47 a.m. to 5:43 p.m.

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  • President’s Day holiday closings

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed on Monday in observance of the President’s Day holiday.
    • City of Las Vegas offices: Closed
    • Trash pickup: There will be no residential trash pickup on Monday.
    • Abelino Montoya Recreation Center: Open
    • Carnegie Public Library: Closed
    • San Miguel County offices: Open
    • Mora County offices: Open
    • U.S. post office: Closed
    • There will be no mail delivery on Monday

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  • Noticias - Feb. 15, 2013

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

  • Legal forum for immigrants set for Friday

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University will host a Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals legal forum for immigrants from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today (Friday).

    The free legal forum will be in Douglas Hall, 805 University Ave.

    Allegra Love, a Santa Fe attorney and immigration expert, will present an overview about DACA and who qualifies.

    Love will also help participants individually with legal advice, a case review, preparing documents, and filling out paperwork. She is providing the service free of charge.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 15, 2013

    THUMBS UP! STATEWIDE ATTENTION. It’s easy in these parts to become self-absorbed in Las Vegas’ water problems, but we need to remember we’re not the only ones suffering from such circumstances. The entire state is facing a bleak long-range outlook, stemming from a prolonged drought as well as a legal battle with Texas over New Mexico’s dwindling water supply.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 15, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia - La Voz embraced Gorras Blancas crusade

    As noted in our last column, when Felix Martinez established La Voz del Pueblo in Las Vegas in 1890, a growing tempest was forming along the Gallinas and throughout San Miguel County — and La Voz would soon be at the head of the storm.

    Smoldering for decades, discontent among the Hispanic population came to a climax when Judge Elisha Long made his momentous 1889 decision in the Millheiser case, ruling that the common lands of the Las Vegas Land Grant could be lawfully fenced and claimed privately.