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  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 9, 2013

    Flu shots available Thursday
    The New Mexico Department of Health’s San Miguel Public Health Office’s latest flu shot clinic is from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at 18 Gallegos Road. The immunization clinic is open to the public and free of charge. The New Mexico Department of Health offers vaccinations for people without insurance or who are otherwise not able to get immunized.
     

  • Weather - Oct. 9, 2013

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Windy, with a southwest wind 10-20 mph, increasing to 20-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 45. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Windy, with a southwest wind 15-25 mph, increasing to 25-35 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 37. Windy.

    Friday

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Oct. 9, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Public defender head to be hired
    SANTA FE — An 11-member commission is preparing to select the state’s chief public defender, who administers a newly independent agency providing legal representation to criminal defendants who can’t afford a lawyer.
    The commission met Tuesday in Albuquerque to interview five semi-finalists and must make a selection by Oct. 15.

  • Dems to try for debt ceiling increase

    By Andrew Taylor
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called the top Republican in the GOP-controlled House Tuesday, telling Speaker John Boehner once again that he won’t negotiate over reopening the government or must-pass legislation to prevent a U.S. default on its obligations.

  • Tech visit
  • Noticias - Sept. , 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.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 9, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • The Crypto Jews of New Mexico, a lecture by Charles Truxillo, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Lora Shields Science building on the campus of Highlands University. Free and open to the public.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Go to Bed, Monster!” by Natasha Wing. Free and open to the public.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 9, 2013
  • Yet another scandal

    The more things change the more they seem to stay the same at the Mora Independent School District, and that’s unfortunate.
    The latest chapter involves the chief financial officer hired by the district a few months ago. School finance officials are required to be licensed through the state Public Education Department.
    The woman the district hired, Joanne Dawn Biagianti, allowed her license to expire. Normally, that’s not that big a deal. The state, after all, provides a grace period for individuals to come into compliance.

  • Work of Art — AP Stylebook OKs ‘hopefully’

    No, this is not a repeated column. It’s not a summer (or early fall) rerun; however, you might recall I’ve asked the question before and touched on the subject: When we suddenly become aware of word or combination of words, is its usage new, or did we just now become aware of it?

    During political seasons, we overdose on “convoluted,” usually in the context of “The provisions of Obamacare are too frigging convoluted.” They mean, I surmise, “confusing,” but the meaning of convoluted comes closer to intricate, repetitious.