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  • Weather - June 8, 2011

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Clear and breezy at night, with a low around 53.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 87. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 51.

  • FYI - News

    Carnegie Public Library is now registering young readers for the Summer Reading Program. Registration forms may be picked up at the library. Independent reading is ongoing, and participants will meet at 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays at Carnegie Library Park. Regular Story Time on Wednesdays will resume in August. For more information, contact Carnegie Library at 426-3304.

  • Que Pasa - June 8, 2011

    TODAY HOY

    • “El Tigre” Reies Lopez Tijerina returns to Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 8, 10 a.m. to noon — academic panel discussion, Ilfeld Auditorium; noon to 3:30 p.m., community celebration, Plaza Park; 4:30 p.m to 6 p.m., the People’s History of El Norte mural dedication, Old Safeway parking lot. All events free and open to the public. Sponsored by Casa de Cultura, City of Las Vegas, New Mexico Highlands University and Alianza del Norte.

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  • Lessons yet to learn

    As the murals go up celebrating The People’s History of El Norte, it’s hard to imagine a better guest for the occasion than Reies Lopez Tijerina, a dynamic leader of the Chicano Movement during the second half of last century. His personal history coincides with “the people’s history” in a way that gives added meaning to the day’s events.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 8, 2011
  • Work of Art: Let’s do the Jeffersonian Rock

    My favorite dance — there can be no doubt — is the Elevator Dance. It has no steps. And the second favorite, a bit more complicated, is the Y- Dance. The idea here is to escort an attractive woman to the middle of the dance floor, put your arms around her and ... Y Dance?

    Any attempt at fancy footwork on my part might lead to an appearance on Dancing to the Stares, as my tripping would be more fantastic than light.

    Let me explain:

  • Feds begin look at BCS system

    By Frederic J. Frommer
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s antitrust division will meet with the BCS this summer, following up on concerns the department raised with the NCAA about college football’s postseason format.

    Bowl Championship Series executive director Bill Hancock told The Associated Press on last week that a Justice Department attorney had asked for a voluntary background briefing on how the BCS operates. Hancock said he agreed to provide one, but that no date has been set yet.

  • LV runners strong in Santa Fe

    Submitted to the Optic

    After weeks of unpredictable wind, more than 280 runners met on the Santa Fe Plaza to compete in the recent 33rd annual Santa Fe Runaround.

    Two area runners participated in the 5-kilometer and 10K events that  drew runners from as far away as California and New York — with one competitor coming from faraway Landschut, Germany.  

  • A’s vs. Rockies