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  • 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

  • Tuesday, Feb. 1, 1966 — George Lincoln Rockwell, head of the American Nazi Party, came to the Highlands University campus in Las Vegas Monday night at the invitation of the Student Senate. He came and saw -- but he surely did little conquering, although he was afforded a generally courteous and good humored reception. No untoward incidents of any kind took place as about 700 students and faculty members filled University Hall to the brim.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 54° / LOW 30°

    A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 54. West wind 15 to 20 mph. Sunday night — a 10 percent chance of snow showers.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:02 a.m. to 5:27 p.m.

     


    Monday

    HIGH 40° / LOW 15°

    Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
    Monday night — a 40 percent chance of snow showers.

  • 1.30.2016
    SATURDAY
    1 to 3:30 p.m.
    Eighth Annual Literacy Fair will take place at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center gymnasium. This event is sponsored by The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico, a division of the LV Arts Council. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dorothy T. Maestas at 454-0005.

  • 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.

    •Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

  • Friday, Jan. 28, 1966 — The large balloon carrying instruments which was supposed to come to the ground some 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas late Thursday afternoon went astray. The upper winds were more westerly than southwesterly, apparently for the Las Vegas FAA flight service station said late Thursday that the balloon and load had come to rest about 35 miles northwest of Guthrie, Texas, at 4:26 p.m. Thursday.

  • Friday

    HIGH 58° / LOW 32°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Friday night ­— partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:03 a.m. to 5:25 p.m.

     

    Saturday

    HIGH 57° / LOW 34°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Saturday night — mostly clear, with a low around 34.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:02 a.m. to 5:26 p.m.

     

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Two women students attending Highlands University will have a lighter financial load, thanks to the local branch of the American Association of University Women.  

    Leticia Merrills-Gonzalez and Eliza Montoya have each received $1,000 from the AAUW Las Vegas Branch, funds raised through the group’s twice-yearly used book sales.

  • 1.30.2016
    SATURDAY
    1 to 3:30 p.m.
    Eighth Annual Literacy Fair will take place at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center gymnasium. This event is sponsored by The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico, a division of the LV Arts Council. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dorothy T. Maestas at 454-0005.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1966 — Pedro V. Gallegos, from Villanueva, was named as a community representative by Sargent Shriver, director of the Office of Economic Opportunity. Gallegos was one of 28 representatives of the National Advisory Council made up of residents in areas served by anti-poverty programs. Gallegos is chairman of the San Miguel County Land Use Road Planning Committee.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 47° / LOW 19°

    Sunny, with a high near 47. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:04 a.m. to 5:23 p.m.

     

    Thursday

    HIGH 53° / LOW 26°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:04 a.m. to 5:24 p.m.

     

    Friday

  • 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.

    •Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

  • 1.28.2016
    THURSDAY

    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    The Robertson High School Dream Makers team will host a blood drive in honor of six-year-old Ayana Jaramillo, who is currently battling AML Leukemia. Anyone interesting in donating may contact Elicia Trujillo at 718-6619 or Judith Trujillo at 505-617-6015. Donors are asked to wear orange in support of Jaramillo.

    11 a.m.
    DWI Planning Council will meet at K-Bob’s at 1803 Seventh St. in Las Vegas. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Yolanda Cruz at 425-7998.

  • TUESDAY
    5:30 p.m.
    The Rangerettes of Mora High School will face off with the Lady Cardinals of Robertson High School in Las Vegas.

  • Friday, Jan. 21, 1966 — Pete Roybal of the Olivas 7-11 team in the Classic League rolled a 289 game last night. He put 10 consecutive strikes on the score sheet before a stubborn five-pin ruined his chances for a perfect game. The game is the highest ever bowled in league in the history of the Vegas Bowl.