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  • 1.24.2016
    SUNDAY

    5 to 7 p.m.
    The Las Vegas Jewish Community Inc. will host a Tu B’Shavat potluck seder and silent auction at Temple Montefiore (Newman Chapel) located on Eighth St. and Columbia. All are welcome. For more information, contact Diana Presser at dianaepresser@gmail.com or 425-9576.

    1.26.2016
    TUESDAY

    3 p.m. and 6 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.

    •Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

  • Thursday, Jan. 20, 1966 — The advisory board for St. Anthony’s Hospital is an indispensable part of the hospital, according to Sister Ann Raymond, hospital administrator. The board members are Mrs. E.J. Groth, Henry Blattman, Milton Taichert, Jose E. Armijo, Sister Ann Raymond, R.H. Stephens, James E. Connor, M.O. Henriquez, Phillip Guerin, Carlos Gilbert, Art Ortiz, Mrs. Carlos Gilbert, William Thill, Eloy Martinez, Richard Pritzlaff and Mrs. Oliver Slade.
     

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents an art exhibit, Modern European Prints, in the Ray Drew Gallery through Feb. 13.

    Robert Bell, a Santa Fe art collector, patron, author and publisher, will give a gallery talk about the exhibit at 4 p.m. on Jan. 26.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 50° / LOW 22°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Wednesday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 22.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:08 a.m. to 5:16 p.m.

     

    Thursday

  • 1.20.2016
    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.

    1.24.2016
    SUNDAY

    5 to 7 p.m.
    The Las Vegas Jewish Community Inc. will host a Tu B’Shavat potluck seder and silent auction at Temple Montefiore (Newman Chapel) located on Eighth St. and Columbia. All are welcome. For more information, contact Diana Presser at dianaepresser@gmail.com or 425-9576.

    1.26.2016

  • Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1966 — A tangle of cars and trucks, which included a school bus, resulted when seven vehicles were involved in an accident at Eighth and Douglas at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The school bus, which had been trying to go north up the hill through several inches of ice and snow, ended up across the street alongside parked automobiles at the curb. There were no injuries.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 47° / LOW 22°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 22.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:09 a.m. to 5:13 p.m.

     

    Monday

    HIGH 50° / LOW 26°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Monday night —
    partly cloudy, with a low around 26.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:09 a.m. to 5:14 p.m.

     

  • 1.18.2016
    MONDAY

    All day
    San Miguel County offices will be closed on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King’s birthday. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

    All day
    The office of the Las Vegas Optic will be closed in honor the Martin Luther King’s birthday. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

    1.19.2016
    TUESDAY

    9 a.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.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1966 — A $2,800,000 contract to manufacture 100-foot cargo parachutes has been awarded to the Jayval Company of New Mexico, Ivan Hilton, president of the firm announced today. “This contract, the largest in the history of the company, will give us a backlog of contracts amounting to $3,750,000 going into 1966,” Hilton said this morning after word was received from the Army Aviation Supply Command in St. Louis, Mo.

  • Friday

    HIGH 39° / LOW 15°

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers after 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 39. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Friday night ­— a 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 11 p.m.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:10 a.m. to 5:11 p.m.

     

    Saturday

  • 1.15.2016
    FRIDAY

    7 p.m.
    Syrian activist Alaa Basatneh will do a presentation on her work as part of United World College-USA Global Issues. Basatneh is featured in the award winning documentary #ChicagoGirl. Her presentation will take place in the school’s auditorium. For more information, contact Carmen Stone at carmen.stone@uwc-usa.org.

    1.16.2016
    SATURDAY

    10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Monday, Jan. 17, 1966 — The first steps were taken Saturday afternoon toward formation of a group of young people who really care, to act as “compadres” to children from environments of poverty or neglect. Meeting at the San Miguel county court house, 20 representatives of local high schools and Highlands University heard Brother Godfrey C. Reggis, F.S.C., of St Michael’s High School in Santa Fe tell of the program as it’s been carried on there.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 49° / LOW 23°

    Sunny, with a high near 49. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:10 a.m. to 5:09 p.m

     

    Thursday

    HIGH 45° / LOW 19°

    Sunny, with a high near 45. West wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:10 a.m. to 5:10 p.m.

     

    Friday

  • 1.13.2016
    WEDNESDAY

    5:30 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.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1966 — Members of the City Council were kept on the “hot seat” for better than three hours Monday as a petition containing several hundred signatures, with many of the signers present, two property owners were appealing decisions of the Zoning Board and another group protesting the changing of an industrial zone to residential. Councilmen agreed it was the liveliest meeting they had had at a regular meeting of the group for many months.

  • Friday

    HIGH 33° / LOW 12°

    A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:11 a.m. to 5:04 p.m.

     

    Saturday

  • 1.9.2016
    SATURDAY

    6:30 p.m.
    There will be a dinner with Japanese food prepared by UWC-USA students to help raise funds for youth programs at the Old Town Mission. Tickets available at Semilla, Travelers and First United Presbyterian Church.

    1.13.2016
    WEDNESDAY

    5:30 p.m