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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora Farmers Market in full swing

    The Mora Valley Farmers Market has been in full swing since the beginning of July. Any time one going along Main Street in Mora on Friday afternoon will see many people crowded around booths at the Southwest Capital Bank parking lot, buying fresh produce grown on the local farms and ranches.

    At the beginning of the season there was plenty of early summer produce as lettuce, other greens, peas and radishes.