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  • Looking Back - Oct. 26, 2012

    In 1962

    Thursday, Oct. 25 — Elmer Kaemper, manager of the Public Service Co., here, briefed members of the City and Town Council on the plans of the Public Service Company in the Las Vegas area and reviewed the company’s history here at a noon luncheon meeting at the Flamingo. Kaemper reviewed the development of the company’s well field in the Las Vegas area in 1956 and 1957 with four wells drilled in the Taylor field. These wells enabled the company to maintain its supply of water to Las Vegas during the drought years.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 26, 2012

    Dia de Los Muertos artist’s reception

    Casa de Cultura’s Sixth Annual Dia de Los Muertos artist’s reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Friday) at the Burris Hall Gallery on the Highlands campus. There will be mariachis, refreshments and face painting. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Oct. 26, 2012

    Friday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 41. South wind around 10 mph. Friday night, partly cloudy with a low around 22. South wind around 10 mph.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 56. South wind 10-15 mph. Saturday night, mostly clear, with a low around 30.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Sunday night, mostly clear, with a low around 32.

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 64. Monday night, mostly clear, with a low around 35.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:18 a.m. to 6:11 p.m.

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  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 26, 2012
  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 26, 2012

    THUMPS DOWN! ALWAYS GOING UP. The Las Vegas recreation center is raising its rates. As of Nov. 1, swimming in the indoor pool, working out in the gym, getting extended and family passes, and renting equipment will cost more, though recreation director Loretta Martin says they’re still the lowest in the area.
    Even when finances appear to be solid, public facilities are still inclined to raise charges. The increases aren’t too high, but it’s still something we don’t like to see.

  • Another Perspective - Water then, water now

    I was born in 1946. Our winters were much different in the ‘50s.

    Snowfalls measured up to 2-1/2 feet and stayed on the ground for a long time. Today, sometimes we only get traces of snow, if any at all.

    Whatever happened to those days? Our heavy rains especially during the Fourth of July Fiestas, were a welcomed sight. Farmers loved it. Crops and fields came alive. Ditches were full of water, ranchers had hay and corn for their horses and cattle.

  • Nuestra Historia - Town High closed: the Dixon case

    Seldom recounted today, there erupted in New Mexico in the late 1940s, an impassioned struggle between Catholics and Protestants — especially in Hispanic communities ­— over the dominant role of the Catholic church in tax-supported public schools.

    So acrimonious was the conflict, that near-riots broke out in the small community of Dixon, in Rio Arriba county, where public school facilities were owned by the Catholic church and run by Catholic nuns, who provided religious instruction as part of the public school curriculum.

  • Editorial Roundup - Oct. 26, 2012

    The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, on the so-called perversion files (Oct. 21) — The real perversion of the Boy Scouts of America’s so-called perversion files, compiled to blacklist accused sexual predators, is that they did more to protect the reputation of the organization than to safeguard young, vulnerable boys.
    By quietly pushing volunteer scout leaders to resign in lieu of reporting accusations of sexual abuse to the police and other authorities, the Boy Scouts failed boys and their families, denying them an opportunity to seek justice.

  • Historic victory for Vatos