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  • Weather - Oct. 14, 2013

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 65. Windy, with a southwest wind 20-30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 32. West wind 15-20 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 49. East wind 10-15 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

    Wednesday
    A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 49. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 31.
     

  • Panther fest
  • Homecoming begins
  • Que Pasa - Oct. 14, 2013

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Whooo’s Haunting the Teeny Tiny Ghost?”  by Kay Winters. Free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - Oct. 14, 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 Cartoon - Oct. 14, 2013
  • A big honor for Vegas

    It’s not every day that our city gets recognized nationally for something positive, so the recent announcement that our very own Bridge Street has been named one of the top 10 Great Streets in the nation is a big deal.

    Bestowing that recognition is the American Planning Association, a group that puts out a list each year of the nation’s 10 Great Streets, 10 Great Neighborhoods and 10 Great Public Spaces.

  • Dulcey Amargo - I’m a (charmed) 49er!

    All the recent and upcoming activity revolving about Highlands University’s  120th anniversary and homecoming has given me an opportunity to reflect on so much that has been part of my life associated with the university during the past 49 years. It’s almost hard to believe it’s been that long. Some of it feels like yesterday.

    Back in 1963, when our guidance counselor, Fr. Venard,  at Cathedral High School in Gallup, called me in to advise me regarding my college plans, I didn’t realize the odyssey I was embarking upon.

  • Beasties aim for title

    Tuesday’s match at Taos  will likely decide the district girls’ soccer championship, and Robertson is in position to win  it again.

    The Lady Cardinals would have to win by two to do so. That’s because Taos prevailed 2-1 in the teams’ first meeting.

    Since then, Robertson has feasted on Pojoaque Valley (a 6-0 shutout this past Wednesday in Pojoaque) and Santa Fe Indian (a 7-0 romp Saturday at RHS Field) to stay in title contention.

  • Homecoming heartbreak

    Battered and bruised but still putting up a fight, the West Las Vegas football team fell to Raton by a 33-16 count Friday night at the Herrera Complex.

    On an evening when former National Football League player Preston Dennard and scores of West alumni made their way to the campus, the Dons scored points for gallantry but not enough on the scoreboard to overcome a solid, senior-led Tigers squad.

    Near-misses characterized the night for West Las Vegas (1-5 overall, 0-1 District 2-3A).