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Today's News

  • Looking Back - June 20, 2012

    In 1912

    Tuesday, June 17 — Loretto graduation will occur tonight. Exercises will be held in the school on the west side. Tonight at 5 o'clock will occur the annual graduation ceremonies of the Loretto Academy. An elegant program has been arranged in which the graduates and honor students will participate. Friends and patrons of the school are invited to be present. The valedictorian will be Miss Regina Baca; the address will be delivered by the Rev. F. O'Conner.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 20, 2012

    Fort Union presentation is Thursday

    Fort Union National Monument monthly Glimpses of the Past Presentation “The Long Walk” will be at 7 p.m. this Thursday at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St. Join Ranger Ravis Henry from Canyon de Chelley for a look at how the military operated in the 19th century and its effect on Native American tribes.

  • Weather - June 20, 2012

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming east. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 10-15 mph.  A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

    Friday

  • Corrections - News - June 20, 2012

    Monday’s Optic featured a photo on Page 1 of a girl shooting an arrow during an event at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The cutline misidentified the youth. The correct name is Crystal Yardman.

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    A headline in Friday’s sports section also contained an error. The child rescued by a lifeguard had suffered a medical episode but was not drowning.

  • Women’s Club Officers
  • Que Pasa - June 20, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • 16th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day, Wednesday, June 20, serving times are 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 and proceeds support local youth programs. For more information, call 505-718-6655.

  • A disturbing reversal

    Last month the Las Vegas City Council made a difficult but necessary decision to overturn a Board of Adjustments-approved variance for Ashley Salazar. Ahome was placed too close to the property line and contrary to the site plan that had been filed by her father, former Board of Adjustments member Marvin Salazar.

    We opined in this space shortly after last month’s council decision that “it sends the right message — that when it comes to city housing and property codes, rules are rules, and no one is above them.”

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 20, 2012
  • Work of Art - Nothing to do here?

    It really seemed easy. I watched as three grandchildren tried the ridiculously easy task of kicking a sponge ball through a space of about two feet square. What’s the big deal?

    Carly, Celina and Arthur Roland, my grandchildren,  couldn’t knock the ball through; in fact, most of the time they missed the ball completely. The catch? Jennifer Ballen, of the San Miguel County DWI task force, had them wear goggles that simulate how an intoxicated person would see things.

  • LV Elite takes state!

    Las Vegas Elite — a traveling team playing in the 11-and-under age division — is hoisting a state championship trophy.

    The Elite emerged victorious in its division at the USSSA state tournament held this past week in Rio Rancho.

    The  team conquered the Las Cruces Rhinos 12-4 in the  championship game after prevailing against the Albuquerque Hitmen in the semifinals.