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  • Weather - Jan. 11, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. North wind around 10 mph. A 30 percent chance of snow showers at night, with a low around 19. South wind 5-10 mph.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of snow showers before 11a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 33. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny and clear, with a high near 44 and a low around 25.

    Saturday

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Jan. 11, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Snowstorm hits Hobbs area

    HOBBS — The latest winter storm to pass through New Mexico has left behind plenty of snow in southeastern New Mexico.

    Weather spotters reported about 12 inches of snow on the ground in Hobbs by Monday evening. That’s the most snow the community has seen since Nov. 25, 1980, when 10 inches fell.

    Roads throughout the area were snow-packed and icy, and state transportation workers were warning travelers of white-out conditions.

  • Students of the Month
  • Que Pasa - Jan. 11, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the Professional Home Health Care Annex, 1931 Seventh, Las Vegas, across from the Forest Service office.

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is  “The Missing Mitten Mystery” by Steven Kellogg. The theme for the month is “It’s Snow Time!” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - Jan. 11, 2012

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

    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.

    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.

  • Saving for a rainy day

    The forecast of “new money” appears to be motivating our lawmakers and governor to fall into an old habit of thinking about today but not tomorrow.

    After three years of revenue shortfalls, it appears that a slight economic rebound in New Mexico is likely to lead state government into some extra money. Some $254 million in additional revenue is projected for the state budget, and lawmakers are already proposing ways to spend it.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 11, 2012
  • Work of Art - One is swell, other is lousy

    Several years ago, I made a trade: a bicycle I hardly used for a dachshund. Heidi (what else does one name a weenie dog?) had acquired bad manners, gulping her food, piddling on the carpet when chided and scratching and chewing on wooden items.

  • Robertson grapples to Pinto final

    Five individual Robertson wrestlers went undefeated — with two making all-tournament team — as the Cardinals placed second in the Pinto Duals this past weekend in Moriarty.

    As a team, RHS won four of five dual meets, losing only in the final, a 44-33 verdict against Albuquerque’s Atrisco Heritage. The Cardinals gave up a number of weight classes via forfeit, particularly in the final dual of the weekend.

  • Lady Cards silence visiting Rattlers

    Coach Rick Armijo says he likes seeing a balanced team effort from his Robertson Lady Cardinals.

    He got all of that and then some Monday evening as the Lady Cards dismantled Tucumcari 85-29 at Mike Marr Gym.

    Ten Robertson players scored and everyone who played contributed in the rout of the Class 2A Lady Rattlers.