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Today's News

  • Looking Back - March 25, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 25, 2013

    Multi-Media Nature Art Show wrapping up
    The Multi-Media Nature Art Show “Community Rights Above Corporate Might” is now showing through March at Estella’s Café, 148 Bridge St. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Weather - March 25, 2013

    Monday
    A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 1 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Wind chill values as low as -1. Southeast wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. A 20 percent chance of snow before 1a.m. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 15. East wind 10-15 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29.

    Wednesday

  • Bookstore opens
  • Noticias - March 25, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Que Pasa - March 25, 2013

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 27 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “Ollie’s Easter Eggs” by Olivier Dunrea. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Health care price gouging

    If we had a voice in selecting the next Pulitzer Prize for outstanding investigative journalism, this year we’d nominate Steven Brill and Time magazine for their lengthy, searing special report titled “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us.” It’s an indictment against the cost of health care in America, with first-rate reporting by Brill and courageously published by Time (a mainstream media magazine that gets more than its share of health care-related ads).

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 25, 2013
  • Another Perspective - Protecting our water

    By Bob Wessely

    For the Optic

    San Miguel County is acutely aware that the water supply upon which its citizens depend is severely limited.

    Variable surface streams, originating from snowmelt, springs, and rainwater runoff, have been used for agricultural and domestic purposes for centuries.

    Multiple formation layers of fresh groundwater have been deposited over the millennia, water that is pumped for domestic and agricultural uses. These layers or aquifers are very slowly refreshed by rainwater seepage.

  • Fulgenzi clan earns national tennis honor

    Submitted to the Optic
    CHICAGO — Everyone knows that the Fulgenzis are New Mexico’s first family when it comes to tennis.
    They literally grew up on the hardcourts against each other. Watching. Playing. Competing. Coaching. They all learned early the importance of game plans and that teamwork wins championships.