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    Las Vegas native Dominic Guerin graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine Physician Assistant Program on Aug. 13, earning a master of science degree in Physician Assistant Studies.

    Guerin was born and raised in Las Vegas, graduating with honors from West Las Vegas High School in 2002. He was a musician and athlete, and a life guard instructor for many years at the City of Las Vegas Recreation Center.

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    Grammy Award-winning bluesy roots-rock band Alabama Shakes, one of the hottest bands of 2016, will be performing live in Taos this summer.  The concert, an AMP Concerts and Walking Rain Productions event sponsored by the Town of Taos, will be held outdoors at Kit Carson Park on Saturday. 

  • Friday, July 29, 1966 — It was hot today, wasn’t it? Well, you will be surprised to learn that in over 71 years of record, no weather station in the Las Vegas area has recorded a temperature of 100 degrees. Wednesday the mercury rose to a discomforting 90 degrees and Thursday the temperature dropped five notches to 85 in Las Vegas.

  • Wednesday, July 27, 1966 — With the football season just around the corner, football coach Jack Scofield at Highlands University is counting the days until the first game of the schedule. The Cowboys, whose first game will be against Scott College on Sept. 17, should have a good season ahead of them this year. Despite injuries in key positions last year, the Pokes won five and lost four with a young squad. This year, most of the starting squad will be back, and it will be a larger, heavier, more experienced eleven that take the field.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 92° / LOW 59°

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
    Sunday night — a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:09 a.m. to 8:05 p.m.

     

     

    Monday

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    Christina Perea, a native of Pecos, released her first album last week titled, “Para Mi Papa” in honor of her late father, Edwin “Halloween” Lovato of Mora.

    The album includes two well-known New Mexico song covers including “Flor de las Flores” and “Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero.”

  • 7.29.2016
    SUNDAY

    8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Eleventh Annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally will take place at Plaza Park. Starting off the day’s events is a benefit breakfast and lunch by the Knights of Columbus at the parish hall on the Plaza. Vendor booths open at 9 a.m., a non-denominational blessing of the riders and bikes will take place at 10 a.m. and rally vendors close at 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.roughridermotorcyclerally.com.

    7:30 p.m.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________
    •If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

    •Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

    •Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call CASA at 454-0223 or visit the office.

  • The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    MONDAY
    Beef enchilada, salad with dressing, pinto beans, Spanish rice, salsa, and orange

    TUESDAY
    Chile dog, buttered spinach, parsley potatoes, and peach shortcake

    WEDNESDAY
    Sweet and sour pork, Oriental vegetables, carrots, fruit cocktail, peanut butter cookie, and gelatin with topping

    THURSDAY

  • Monday, July 25, 1966 — Mrs. Audrey Simpson today announced her resignation as Woman’s page editor of the Daily Optic for health and personal reasons. Her resignation becomes effective Aug. 5. Women interested in assuming the position should contact editor Cal Wilson between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.   

  • Friday

    HIGH 89° / LOW 58°

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:07 a.m. to 8:07 p.m.

     

    Saturday

  • 7.29.2016
    FRIDAY

    10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Eleventh Annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally will take place at Plaza Park. DJ music will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; a blood drive will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. at Plaza Hotel, vendor booths will open at noon, the Old Man’s Coming and Kick Off competition takes place at 5 p.m. followed by live music by Paul’s Alibi from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.roughridermotorcyclerally.com.

    7:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, July 19, 1966 — The first special event in the 1966 Cancer Crusade will be in McFarland Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. today. The activity is a dance with music provided by the Morticians, a group of five young men from Albuquerque. Proceeds from the dance will go to support the 1966 Cancer Crusade, currently in progress in Las Vegas. The goal for the campaign this year is $1,800.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 89° / LOW 57°

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:06 a.m. to 8:09 p.m.

     


    Monday

  • 7.28.2016
    THURSSDAY

    7:30 p.m.
    The Las Vegas Community Theatre Collective presentation of Over the Edge Part 8, an original comedy about Las Vegas, will take place at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday, July 28 to Saturday, July 30 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands University campus. General admission is $10, seniors $8, and students with ID $5. For more information, call 426-6889.

    4 to 9 p.m.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________
    •If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

    •Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call CASA at 454-0223 or visit the office.