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  • Looking ahead - News - May 20, 2015

    U.S. Flags to be placed on veterans’ graves
    U.S. Flags will be placed on veterans’ graves beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 starting at St. Anthony’s Cemetery followed by Mt. Calvary Cemetery and St. Joseph’s Cemetery. For more information, contact Karen Abeyta at karen.abeyta@state.nm.us.

  • Weather - May 20, 2015

    Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Southwest winds 10-15 mph, shifting to the south in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy at night with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 40s. Southeast winds 10-20 mph, shifting to the east 10-15 mph after midnight.

    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Southeast winds 10-15 mph. Showers and thunderstorms likely at night. Lows in the mid to upper 40s.


  • LCC students inducted into business honor society

    By Amanda Lucero
    Luna Community College

    Five Luna Community College School of Business students were inducted into the Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society, recently. The Alpha Beta Delta Chapter was formally installed on Nov. 20, 2014.

    They were Christina R. Cooley, Raymond A. Benavidez, Anna C. Provencio, Jordan Milliano and Anyssa D. Romero.

  • Noticias - May 20, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The shelter is open for overnight stays. The Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing, bedding, etc. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available call 454-1390.

  • Que Pasa - May 20, 2015

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

    • Fly-fishing in the Gallinas River class will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 at Gallinas Canyon. Cost is $10 and will be taught by Aaron Juarros. To register or for exact location and directions, call Lea at 425-5514.

  • Sentence inappropriate

    We‘ve generally shied away from criticizing decisions made by judges and juries, believing that those decisions deserve great deference. But every once in a while we’ll see something so egregious that we feel compelled to weigh in.

  • Editorial cartoon - May 20, 2015
  • Work of Art: ‘Orale’: an all-purpose word

    Think of the many meanings of single words. One that comes to mind readily is “run,” which has a multitude of meanings.

    “Run” can be a verb or a noun. As a verb, it can mean move quickly (as in run home), to travel (as in run a bus route), to flow (as in water or blood), to compete, as to run for office.   

  • On a mission - Cowgirl track and field sets sights on nationals

    Mere hours remain until Salcia Slack concludes her collegiate track and field career. Win or lose this week, she’ll do so as one of the most decorated athletes in the history of New Mexico Highlands University.

    Slack, a senior from Kingston, Jamaica, will help lead the Cowgirl track and field team to the NCAA Division II Outdoor National Championships, which run Thursday through Saturday in Allendale, Mich.

  • Train Robbers return this week

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers, a semipro baseball team in the independent Pecos League, will host the defending league champion Santa Fe Fuego in their home opener 6 p.m. Thursday at Rodriguez Park.

    Izaiah Guerrero, who hails from Houston, is slated to get the opening-night start for the Train Robbers Wednesday in a road game at Santa Fe. It will also be the debut of Max Garza as field manager for Las Vegas.