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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 27, 2013

    The AAUW Fall Used Book Sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, weather permitting, at U-7 at Seventh and University. There will be a huge selection of all kinds of books—paperbacks, best sellers, children’s books, inspirational works, art books, classics — great reading and information for every possible interest. Used CDs, DVDs, and audiotapes will be on sale. The book sale will be held outdoors.

  • Weather - Sept. 27, 2013

    Friday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Windy, with a southwest wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20-25 mph, becoming northwest 10-15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    Saturday

  • Correction - Sept. 27, 2013

    A brief in Wednesday’s Optic erroneously reported that a free legal fair would be held today. The legal fair is scheduled for next Friday at the New Mexico Highlands University Student Union Building, 800 National Avenue.

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  • Pecos monument celebrates Greer Garson’s birthday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Pecos National Historical Park exists in part because of the generosity of the Academy Award-winning actress and her husband E.E. “Buddy” Fogelson. On Sunday, the monument will celebrate Greer Garson’s 109th birthday with a day of activities.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 27, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Robertson High School Homecoming week, parade will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 with line-up starting at 1 p.m. at Fifth Street and Friedman. Students will be dismissed early on Friday, Sept. 27 with staff dismissal at 1 p.m. The homecoming game takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 at Cardinal Stadium.

  • Noticias - Sept. 27, 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.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Sept. 27, 2013

    From The Associated Press

    Group backs higher wage

  • Postal board seeks rate hike

    By Andrew Miga
     The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter.

    The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents, citing the agency’s “precarious financial condition” and the uncertain prospects for postal overhaul legislation in Congress.

  • A ‘Richter’ scale for wildfires

    By P. Soloman Banda
    The Associated Press

    DENVER — Federal researchers have been working on a system to measure and predict the destructiveness of wildfires — similar to the way officials use the magnitude scale for earthquakes and other tools to rate and evaluate tornadoes and hurricanes.