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  • Weather - Aug. 27, 2014

    Wednesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Thursday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

  • Noticias - Aug. 27, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help with the medical treatment expenses for Joel Baca. He has been receiving medical treatment in Denver at the University of Colorado Hospital and is battling several medical problems. The donation account is under Joel Baca at Wells Fargo bank.

  • 50-year reunion
  • Que Pasa - Aug. 27, 2014

    TODAY
    HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Peony’s Rainbow,” by Martha Weston. Free and open to the public.

    FRIDAY
    VIERNES

  • Spend it wisely

    San Miguel County Commissioners signed off earlier this month on a one-twelfth-of-one percent gross receipts tax increase in San Miguel County that will go into effect on Jan. 1.

    We must admit that we were uneasy about the approval of the new tax, mostly because San Miguel County and the City of Las Vegas already have some of the highest gross receipts tax rates in New Mexico. We worry about the impact that has on both consumers and on businesses just trying to make ends meet.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 27, 2014
  • Work of Art: Chris saved me big bucks

    A few years ago, I wrote a let-me-now-eat-crow column in which I explained having taken credit for a really trivial act. It seems that a local woman, attempting to buy gas at Allsup’s, asked my son, Diego, to hold her place in line at the pumps.

  • Crespin fighting Saturday

    After a nearly eight-month layoff, Arturo Crespin is returning to the professional boxing ring this weekend.

    Crespin is set to fight Augustine Renteria in an eight-round middleweight contest that will serve as the co-main event Saturday night at the McKernan Event Center (933 Sunset Road) in Albuquerque.

    Doors open at 6 p.m., with first bout at 7.

  • Historic theft - Isotopes’ Pederson joins 30-30 club

    It only took a moment, but Albuquerque Isotope outfielder Joc Pederson didn’t let the opportunity get by.

    A narrow window of time and space opened, and he saw his chance as Colorado Springs pitcher Rafael Betancourt threw a pitch to Tim Federowicz. Then Pederson was off and running, stealing second base — and a piece of history along with it.

    Pederson on Saturday became the first Pacific Coast League baseball player in nearly a century to achieve 30-plus home runs and 30-plus stolen bases in the same season.

  • Lobo women’s soccer issues apology

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — The University of New Mexico women’s soccer team has apologized for a hazing case that sent two players to the hospital for excessive alcohol intoxication.

    The team said Monday in a statement that players are sorry for disappointing the school and the city of Albuquerque, and will try to use the embarrassment as a learning opportunity.