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  • Looking Ahead - News - Dec. 14, 2012

    Winter Solstice Ceremony is Sunday

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is sponsoring a Winter Solstice Ceremony at 5 p.m. this Sunday at Dwan Light Sanctuary on the United World College - USA campus in Montezuma. The event is open to the public.

  • Weather - Dec. 14, 2012

    Friday
    A chance of rain showers. Thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Windy, with a south wind 15-20 mph. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Areas of blowing snow and a slight chance of snow showers at night, with a low around 27. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Saturday
    A 10 percent chance of snow showers today and tonight. Partly sunny, with a high near 40 and a low around 22.  

    Sunday

  • Couple dies hours apart

    The Associated Press

    MEYERSDALE, Pa.  — Barry Werner says his mother always put his father first during their 65-year marriage, but that changed earlier this week.

    On Tuesday, LaVerne Werner died at the southwestern Pennsylvania personal care home. About 12 hours later, Robert Werner followed.

    “They did everything together,” Werner told the Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown. “They didn’t always agree with each other, but if one went, the other was going to follow soon.”

  • Free-throw contest scheduled for Sunday at Marr Gym

    Submitted to the Optic

    Youngsters from the community are invited to take part in a free-throw shooting contest Sunday in town.

    The Las Vegas Elks Lodge Annual Hoop Shoot will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Robertson High School’s Mike Marr Gym.

    The free-throw contest is open to boys and girls, ages 8 to 13. There are six age groups in the competition: boys age 8-9, girls age 8-9, boys age 10-11, girls age 10-11, boys age 12-13 and girls age 12-13.

  • Students of the Month - Dec. 14, 2012
  • Que Pasa - Dec. 14, 2012

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Robertson Track Presents a Winter Wonderland, an arts and crafts fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Mike Marr Gymnasium on the RHS campus. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 429-4469.
    • Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair at the Eagles, 211 S. Grand., 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 15. Call Sandra to reserve your space. $10 a booth. Call 429-8937 for more information.

  • Noticias - Dec. 14, 2012

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

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 14, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! A VERY BAD DOZEN. Jose R. Griego, 65, who lives along Anton Chico Route, is facing his 12th DWI after being arrested nearly two weeks ago. Police reported that he was driving on a revoked license and without insurance, and that he failed to stay in his lane on NM 283, where he was pulled over and arrested.
    Fortunately, he didn’t hurt or kill anyone, this time around. And thankfully, he’s off the road, at least for a while.

  • Nuestra Historia - Kistler was ubiquitous provocateur

    Russ Kistler was not entirely preoccupied with race issues and division, and his Optic reported in earnest on virtually every local activity, though mostly about East Las Vegas.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Dec. 14, 2012