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  • Weather - Aug. 26, 2016

    Friday

    HIGH 78° / LOW 51°
    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Friday night — a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:29 a.m. to 7:35 p.m.

    Saturday

  • Looking Back - Aug. 26, 2016

    In 1966
    Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1966 — The Bank of Las Vegas and the First National Bank will follow the lead of several large banking institutions and gradually raise interest rates on loans. Bill Gerdeman, vice president of the Bank of Las Vegas, said the prime interest rates of the bank would “almost immediately” be raised to six per cent. Arthur Montoya of the First National Bank said that although First National does not have prime interest rates, it would have to raise the interest rates on small loans.

  • 38th annual faire on tap
  • Que Pasa - Aug. 26, 2016

    8.27.2016
    SATURDAY

    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Friends of Las Vegas Carnegie Library will host their used book sale at Carnegie Library Park during the People’s Faire.

    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Noticias - Aug. 26, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 1-866-885-6562 or Frances at 575-815-8544.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 26, 2016

    THUMBS UP! SHE DOESN’T GET OLDER, ONLY BETTER
    At age 93, Las Vegas’ own Living Legend, Antonia Apodaca, doesn’t miss a beat as she plays her accordion. The local icon drew quite a bit of publicity recently when she performed at the Nuestra Musica program at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. The program in which Apodaca appeared was televised on KNME, channel 5.

    THUMBS UP! TRAVELING IN STYLE

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 26, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Special session will put a Band-Aid on an open wound

    Susana Martinez must hate having to call the legislature into session.

    The Republican governor doesn’t have much of a record of success there, largely because of an obstinate Senate and its Democratic majority. But thanks to an inability or unwillingness to resolve matters in the last regular session, Martinez must now call her second special session this year. That must sting.

  • Hungry for more - After coming close to title in 2015, Robertson football looking for return trip

    Just a few proverbial bounces of the ball separated Robertson from its fourth state football championship this past December in Hatch.

    That defeat lingers in the minds of RHS head coach Leroy Gonzalez and his players as they get ready to open the 2016 slate Friday night against visiting Estancia.

    “It’s a bad taste in our mouths,” he said. “You’re right there — and it just doesn’t happen. Sure (it’s a motivator). It’s our goal to win our last game.”

  • Seeking the right balance

    Over the past two decades, West Las Vegas football fans have grown accustomed to a pass-heavy attack that has produced varying degrees of success.

    Expect that to change some this fall.

    “I expect us to be more balanced on offense,” predicted Dons head coach Adrian Gonzales, in the middle of a week preparing for his squad’s season-opening trip to Clayton. (Kickoff is 7 p.m. Friday.)

    “We’re going to have more of a run game than we’ve had in years past.”