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  • Submit your
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    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    •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.

  • Friday

    HIGH 68° / LOW 41°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. West wind 15 to 20 mph. Friday night —
    Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:43 a.m. to 5:46 p.m.


    Saturday

    HIGH 69° / LOW 36°

    Sunny, with a high near 69. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Saturday night —
    mostly clear, with a low around 36

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 71° / LOW 39°

    Sunny, with a high near 71. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the morning.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:46 a.m. to 5:44 p.m.

     

    Thursday

    HIGH 70° / LOW 41°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. West wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

     

    Friday

  • 2.17.2016
    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.

    2.18.2016
    THURSDAY
    5:30 p.m.

  • MONDAY
    5 p.m.
    The Rangers of Mora Middle School will face off with the Peñasco Panthers in Peñasco.

    WEDNESDAY
    4 p.m.
    The Rangers of Mora Middle School will battle with Memorial Middle School in Las vegas.

    3:30 p.m.
    The Rangers and Rangerettes of Mora High School will face the Bobcats of McCurdy at home.

    THURSDAY
    4 p.m.
    The Rangers of Mora Middle School will compete against the Tigers of Taos at home.

    FRIDAY
    4 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1966 — Mountain States Telephone Company gained 161,208 telephones during 1965 — the company’s largest increase since 1959. President Walter K. Koch reported in the firm’s annual report now being mailed to 22,648 shareowners. Of this number, 17,834 were in New Mexico and 5,223 here, L.G,. Eubanks, local manager for the company said.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 61° / LOW 30°

    Sunny, with a high near 61. Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 30.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:49 a.m. to 5:41 p.m.

     

    Monday

    HIGH 58° / LOW 32°

    Sunny, with a high near 59. Monday night — mostly clear, with a low around 32.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:48 a.m. to 5:42 p.m.

     

    Tuesday

  • 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.