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  • 2.12.2016
    FRIDAY
    7 p.m.
    Six presenters from the Africana Studies Department at the University of New Mexico will speak at United World College-USA as part of the school’s celebration of Black History Month.  
    The speakers will present topics as varied as the International Criminal Court, the spread of Ebola, the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement in the age of Obama and other issues relevant to the study of Africana. This event will take place in Kluge auditorium on the UWC-USA campus and is free and open to the public.

  • Friday

    HIGH 64° / LOW 29°

    Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:51 a.m. to 5:39 p.m.

     

    Saturday

    HIGH 66° / LOW 31°

    Sunny, with a high near 66. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night —
    mostly clear, with a low around 31.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:50 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.

     

    Sunday

  • Monday, Feb. 14, 1966 — City police are investigating a case of rape reported by a 25-year-old Las Vegas woman and are also seeking to learn where a man, arrested for drunken driving obtained the 63 “sleeping pills” (seconal sodium) found in hi8s automobile. The man became unconscious after being arrested and was taken to a local hospital where he remains. A physician and two druggists identified the pills. The physician said that if as many as 15 were taken, death would most likely follow

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 67° / LOW 29°

    Sunny, with a high near 67. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night —
    mostly clear, with a low around 29. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:53 a.m. to 5:37 p.m.

     

    Thursday

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Fort Union National Monument, announces recruitment seminars at several local towns to acquaint local applicants with federal hiring websites and procedures.   

    “We are delighted to announce that we are recruiting for summer jobs performing maintenance and ruins preservation with the National Park Service. This is a great opportunity for local craftspeople and laborers to begin an exciting career with Las Vegas’ backyard national park” said Superintendent Charles Strickfaden.  

  • 2.10.2016
    WEDNESDAY

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    2.11.2016
    THURSDAY

    5:30 to 8 p.m.

  • Submit your
    calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________
    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

    •The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are at 6 p.m. every third Thursday in Faith Hall.

  • TUESDAY
    4 p.m.
    The Rangers of Mora Middle School will take on  Questa at home.

    THURSDAY
    4 p.m.
    The Rangers of Mora Middle School will take on Valley in Ribera.

    3:30 p.m.
    The Rangers and Rangerettes of Mora High School will face the Peñasco Panthers during these away games.

    FRIDAY
    4 p.m.
    The Rangers of Mora Middle School will face the Peñasco Panthers at home.

    SATURDAY
    10 a.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 4, 1966 — A big black cat, shipped from Fort Lee, N.J., to make its home here with the family it owns, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bowman and children, who have moved here to make their home, arrived in Las Vegas with a stowaway, a tiny white mouse, in its shipping crate. The black cat, shipped air freight to Albuquerque in a wooden crate with air holes in it, was transferred to a truck in the Duke City and then shipped on to Las Vegas. It is not known when or where the stowaway mouse joined the black cat.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 49° / LOW 21°

    Sunny, with a high near 49. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the morning. Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 21.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:56 a.m. to 5:34 p.m

     

    Monday

    HIGH 51° / LOW 26°

    Sunny, with a high near 51. Monday night — mostly clear, with a low around 26.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:55 a.m. to 5:35 p.m.

     

  • 2.8.2016
    MONDAY
    Feb. 8 to April 18

  • Submit your
    calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________
    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

  • Friday

    HIGH 39° / LOW 9°

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. North wind 5 to 15 mph. Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -1.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:58 a.m. to 5:32 p.m.


    Saturday

  • 2.6.2016
    SATURDAY
    All day
    The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is looking for contestants to compete in the Miss Las Vegas Pageant on Saturday Feb. 20. The contest is open to young women 17 to 24. Phases of competition are interview, talent, physical fitness in swimsuit, and formal wear. To enter the competition go to www.missnewmexico.org and enter online. For more information, contact Philip Ortiz at ortiz87701@yahoo.com or 718-6848. Deadline to enter is Saturday, Feb. 6.

    7 to 10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1966 — The community of Mora has undertaken a drive to establish a public library. At a meeting of the Mora Library Committee last week it was decided to kick off a book and donation campaign immediately in order to establish the much needed facility as soon as possible. The first contributor in Mora to the library fund was the Joe Martinez family. They donated 40 books on merchandising dating back to the 1800s.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 30° / LOW 3°

    A 10 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 30. Wind chill values as low as -4. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:59 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

     

    Thursday

  • 2.3.2016
    WEDNESDAY

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    2.4.2016
    THURSDAY

    7 p.m.
    The El Creston Mutual Domestic Consumer’s Water Association board will meet at 49 Mira Sol Road in the Ojitos Frios Subdivision. The public is welcome.

    2.6.2016
    SATURDAY

  • SUNDAY
    9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    The New Mexico Environment Department Drinking Water Bureau and Rural Community Assistance Corporation are offering free training for water system board members in your area! The training will focus on board responsibilities and management. The training will take place at St. Gertrude’s Parish Hall. Contact Laura Dubin at 505-819-8511 or Ldubin@rcac.org to register.

    MONDAY
    4 p.m.
    The Rangers of Mora Middle School will take on the Questa for this away game in Questa.

    TUESDAY