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Today's News

  • Looking Back - Oct. 21, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Oct. 22 — Official ballots have been sent to members of the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce for election of six new directors of the group. The six new directors will be selected from  nominees Howard Driggers, Kenneth C. Gifford, Charles V. Glover, William Halm, Dr. Robert J. Henry, Ivan J. Hilton, Eloy Ludi, George O. Maloof, J.R. Nunn, J.M. “Salty” Sparks, Dr. R. C. Vander Meer and Harry Vorenberg.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 21, 2013

    Little League and La Plaza elections
    Elections for Las Vegas Little League and La Plaza Little League, 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • Weather - Oct. 21, 2013

    Monday
    A 10 percent chance of showers before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Northeast wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36. South wind 5-15 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 64. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 38.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 60. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 34.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:13 a.m. to 6:17 p.m.

  • Researchers issue dire forecast for forests

    By Staci Matlock
    The New Mexican

    SANTA FE — While Congress dithers over budgets and battles over climate policy, scientists and others are urging state and local governments to take action as climate change affects water, agriculture, forests and businesses like ski resorts dependent on snow.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 21, 2013

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Elections for Las Vegas Little League and La Plaza Little League, 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Trick or Treat, Danny!” by Edith Kunhardt. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Noticias - Oct. 21, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps i with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Oct. 20, 2013
  • Subpoena goes too far

    An attorney representing the state Department of Health is attempting to get her hands on a Santa Fe Reporter staff writer’s notes.

    Attorney Jennifer Hall served a subpoena on staff writer Joey Peters earlier this month. The subpoena demands that Peters turn over all notes documenting communications between Peters and Bob Ortiz, a former Department of Health employee who is now suing the state for alleged violations of the Whistleblower Protection Act. It also seeks all communications between the two individuals.

  • Another Perspective — Native amphibians in trouble

    By Eric Martin

    Las Vegas Optic

    The USGS Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative released a study this summer that states amphibian populations in the U.S. are declining at a rate of 3.7 percent  a year from the habitats they currently occupy. According to amphibianark.org, 165 is the “estimated number of amphibian species believed to have already gone extinct” and 500 is “the estimated number of amphibian species whose threats cannot be mitigated quickly enough to stave off extinction.”

  • Purple pride (and pain)

    Penalties again stung the  New Mexico Highlands University football team, this time playing a role in a 24-20 loss to Adams State in Saturday night’s homecoming game.

    At 2-5 overall and 1-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the Cowboys’ postseason hopes are dashed, although the team had some clear positives Saturday.

    The Highlands offense generated 439 yards, including 339 through the air, and remains a team strength.