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  • Looking Ahead - News - Dec. 10, 2012

    Holiday pecan sale under way

    The Lions Club’s sixth annual holiday pecan sale is under way to fund eye exams and glasses for in-need residents of San Miguel County. New crop pecans are available at Shoes ‘n Boots, 1606 Seventh St. Prices range from $3 for a pecan log to $24 for a seven-variety tin. Call 454-8095 for information or delivery.

  • Weather - Dec. 10, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. West wind 5-10 mph. Monday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 9.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Tuesday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 13.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Wednesday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Thursday night, a 10 percent chance of snow showers. A low around 19.

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  • Que Pasa - Dec. 10, 2012

    • Media Arts and Technology Fall Show 2012, 5 p.m. reception followed by a fashion show and film screening at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 at the Media Arts building on the NMHU campus. For more information, contact Eli Gonzales at 454-3449.
    • Las Vegas Area of Educational Retirees December Meeting, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 at the Hillcrest Restaurant, Flamingo Dining Room. Events including installation of 2013 officers and the Christmas program. For more information, call Tomás at 575-421-2455.

  • Noticias - Dec. 10, 2012

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

  • Hanukkah and heritage

    Hanukkah, which began Saturday night and lasts through Sunday, may not be the dominant December holiday in New Mexico; it is still celebrated by many and serves as a reminder that Jews have played an important role in New Mexico, and especially here in Las Vegas.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 10, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Throwing a pity party

    Think I’ll throw myself a pity party.  I caught a cold, I’m overworked, I’m gaining weight from my comfort food and I have no company to enjoy my misery with, so I’m in good shape to invite you in as I feel sorry for myself.

    Join me as I lay out some of the reasons why my life sucks:

  • Lopez’s foul shots lift Cowgirls

    Her nickname is “The Silent Assassin,” but Alyssa Lopez was anything but quiet in crunch time on Friday night in Gunnison, Colo.

    Lopez snagged a defensive rebound, drew a foul, then sank two free throws in the closing seconds to lift New Mexico Highlands’ women to a 67-65 triumph at Western State Colorado.

    She finished with a team-high 15 points to go with seven rebounds, three assists and a steal in 37 minutes of work. She was a perfect 8 for 8 at the charity stripe, offsetting a difficult night from the floor (3-for-13 shooting).

  • Rangers outgun Dons

    With Mora and West Las Vegas crowding into Gillie Lopez Gym on Friday night, the facility was stacked with green.

    And the Rangers duo of Cody Najar and Lorenzo Chavez was money.

    The Mora wings accounted for a combined 61 points as the Rangers topped WLV 83-74.

    Mora, ranked fourth among Class 2A boys’ teams, improved to 3-1; West, ninth in 3A, fell to 2-1.