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  • Weather - June 9, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 91° / LOW 54°
    Sunny, with a high near 91. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:45 a.m. to 8:16 p.m.

    Saturday

  • Noticias - June 9, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • First Born program provides services to families in San Miguel and Mora counties. It is a free and confidential home visiting program. To learn more about the program, or to schedule an informational visit, call 454-1343.

    • 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 - June 9, 2017

    6.9.2017
    FRIDAY

    All day
    Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the Firecracker Pageant on Saturday, June 24. The competition is open to boys six months to five years and girls six months to 12 years. The contestants will compete in personality in patriotic wear, beauty in formal wear, and photogenic traits. Entry forms may be picked up at the Carnegie Library or the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Entry deadline is Friday, June 9. For more information contact Philip Ortiz at 718-6848.

    6.10.2017

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - June 9, 2017

    THUMBS UP! PUTTING HIGHLANDS ON MAP
    Even though the Highlands University Vatos failed to earn the big prize in the rugby national championships last week, they can still hold their heads high in light of their fifth-place finish in Chester, Pa. Let’s not forget that the team, organized by former engineering professor Dick Greene, took two previous national championships only recently. The Vatos have performed extremely well against more established and more experienced Rugby teams. We look forward to much more exciting play in the future.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 9, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Looking for the good in New Mexico’s reputation

    It can get downright depressing when comparing New Mexico to other states, at least when it comes to economics, education, crime and other indicators of prosperity and progress.

    U.S. News and World Report ranks us 47th, 48th and 49th, respectively in those categories, which makes it difficult to take pride in this “land of entrapment,” as I’ve heard New Mexicans call it more than once.

  • Homers not enough for Topes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes combined for three home runs Wednesday night — tying a season high — but couldn’t hang on, falling 6-5 to the visiting El Paso Chihuahuas.

    The defeat dipped Albuquerque below the .500 mark again at 29-30 — three and a half games behind Salt Lake for first place in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern.

    El Paso (28-32), the division’s third-place team, earned at least a split of the four-game series, which was to wrap up with a Thursday matinee at Isotopes Park.

  • One last dance - North-South games this weekend

    It’s been a whirlwind of a month for Jaci Fulgenzi.

    Fulgenzi, 18, graduated from Robertson this past weekend.  She has unofficially committed to New Mexico Military Institute to play college tennis, continuing a career that has produced a state doubles title (with sister Jenese), two runner-up doubles finishes and four consecutive state team championships.

    And this week she is in Albuquerque as the school’s lone representative in the North-South tennis all-star matches.

  • Postseason perfection - Golden State on verge of sweep; Durant trey is key

    By Tom Withers
    The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND — Kevin Durant released his deep shot, the one he always makes in his dreams.

    As the ball hung in the air, his plan to win a championship, Golden State’s grip on the series, Cleveland’s last-gasp attempt to defend its title, all of it was on the line.

    Perfect.

  • ‘Skillz and Drillz’