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  • Looking Back - July 4, 2012

    In 1912

    Saturday July 6 — Some more lucky than others. The attorney general says the city commission may have salaries. Also included are probate judges, provided the appropriate legislation passes, according to Sect. 1 of Article X of the New Mexico Constitution.

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 4, 2012

    It’s fiesta time

    The Fourth of July Fiestas parade begins at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Second Street and Mills Avenue and ends at Plaza Park, where a special veterans program will follow. Entertainment at the park runs from Friday through Sunday.

  • Weather - July 4, 2012

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

  • FYI - News - July 4, 2012

    Fire restrictions remain in effect for San Miguel County. All open burns including fireworks are prohibited at this time. If there is a need for an open burn it must be inspected and approved by your local fire department .
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    In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, the Optic will be closed today but will reopen on Thursday.

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  • Noticias - July 4, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • St. Paul’s Peace Church at Eighth and National is open from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays for prayer and meditation. The labyrinth in front of Faith Hall is open to the public for prayer and meditation daily every day.

  • Que Pasa - July 4, 2012

    • Calling all Veterans, the city of Las Vegas selected veterans as the 2012 4th of July Parade Grand Marshals. The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4 beginning at Second Street and Mills Avenue and ends at Plaza Park. A special veterans program will follow at the park. For more information, call 505-718-9856 or email nnmveterans@gmail.com.
    • Fourth of July Fiesta parade, 10 a.m. starts at 2nd St. and MIlls and ends at Plaza Park.
    • Cineflex at Ilfeld Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4.

  • The better side of the U.S.A.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 4, 2012
  • Work of Art - No instant replay in 1912

    Super Slo-Mo (that’s a term I believe I’ve just made up), instant replay, zoom lenses, extra-sensitive mikes: they’ve spoiled it for all of us.

    Let me explain:

    It was exactly this time 100 years ago that Las Vegas became transformed from a sleepy little town to an active little town, with the hosting of a world heavyweight championship bout.

    Those of you who read our Page 1 Looking Back feature may be aware that the Fourth of July festivities that year included a fight between Jack Johnson and Jim Flynn.