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  • Looking Back - Feb. 10, 2017

    Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1967 — WAGON MOUND — Wayne Johnson has been named Wagon Mound High School winner of Time’s 321st annual current affairs contest. Other high scoring students were James Spence, third; and Larry D. Spence, third. Time’s Current Affairs Test, given this year to more than 3 million college and high school students in the U.S. and Canada, consists of 100 questions on national and foreign affairs. Also included are such categories as business, sports, entertainment, science, religion, literature and the arts.

  • Dance to feature music by Boris and the Salt Licks

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Sixth Annual Valentine dance by the Friends of the Museum group will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Serf hall.

    This event is free and welcomes all ages. Let the folk country and blues music from Boris and the Salt Licks Band guide the feet of the youngest to the eldest. In the past, four generations took the dance floor.

  • Noticias - Feb. 10, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…

    • If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call 454-0223 or visit the office.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 10, 2017

    Catholic Daughters of Immaculate Conception Parish (Court Empress of the Americas #1796) have joined Catholic Daughter Courts throughout the nation in sponsoring the 2017 National Education Contest. The contest is open to Catholic and non-Catholic students in grades four through 12 as well as adult Catholic Daughters. For more information or for Contest Entry Forms, please contact Irene at 425-7666, Flora at 429-2164 or Paula at 429-9456.

    7 to 11 p.m.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 10, 2017


  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 10, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Tale of two universities and their protests

    Before Berkeley, there was UNM. Same scheduled speaker, very different results.

    On Jan. 27, Milo Yiannapoulos, a far-right provocateur, came to the University of New Mexico to speak as part of his “Dangerous Faggot Tour.” The New Mexico Daily Lobo reported that about 600 people attended his speech, with another 200 or so outside protesting his presence on campus. Both gatherings were generally peaceful, according to the newspaper’s reports.

  • Second half keys Dons’ victory

    For a while there, it was looking like The East-West Game That Almost Wasn’t almost wasn’t.

    The visiting Robertson boys’ varsity didn’t arrive at Gillie Lopez Gym until a couple minutes after the pregame warm-ups were supposed to begin. The Dons waited behind their team banner, a few anxious moments passing before the Cardinals made their entrance.

    But after a strong first half for the Cardinals, the host Dons used a big third quarter to pull away for a 71-56 triumph.

  • Little Leagues, LVYSL signing up

    Youngsters looking to participate in Little League baseball, softball and tee-ball or in recreational soccer, take note.

  • Holm headlines UFC 208 card

    By Dan Gelston
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Anderson Silva strode onto the stage toward his opponent, extended his hand and went for the hearty shake. He flashed a wide smile and threw his arm around Derek Brunson. Brunson slapped Silva on the back, they laughed, hugged and mugged for the cameras.

    Silva and Brunson seemed more amped for a night on the town than a few rounds in the cage.

    Where was the chair swinging? Where were the fur coats? The fighters storming off stage?