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  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 10, 2014

    Woodmen, city to host ceremony
    Woodmen of the World Chapter 2 and the City of Las Vegas will host the Honor and Remembrance Ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Carnegie Public Library. The public is invited.

  • Weather - Aug. 10, 2014

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 51. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

    Thursday

  • English professor publishes eight essays this semester

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A New Mexico Highlands University English professor will publish eight essays this fall semester in top international and national literary journals.

    Visiting professor of creative writing Jill Talbot’s new essays appear in Brevity, Fifth Wednesday, Passages North, Carve, and more.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 10, 2014

    TODAY
    HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Magritte’s Marvelous Hat” by D.B. Johnson. Free and open to the public.
    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Las Vegas state police headquarters.

    THURSDAY
    JUEVES

  • A broken system

    Once again immigration reform has been pushed to the back burner, this time by President Barack Obama, who announced on Meet the Press over the weekend that he will wait until after the November midterm elections to take up the issue.

    Previously, Obama had threatened to issue an executive order by summer’s end if Congress failed to take up the matter.

    Now the Obama administration is pledging to act before the end of the year.

    We’re not holding our breath.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 10, 2014
  • Work of Art: Another ‘like’ column?

    A number of years and columns ago, I promised I wouldn’t be writing any more on the overuse of “like.” But like a traitor to the cause, I’m preparing just one more, hoping that by being nauseatingly whining, I can help cure the problem.

  • Day at the course

    Submitted to the Optic

    A picture-perfect day on the Gene Torres Golf Course was the setting for the annual Fiesta de Las Vegas golf tournament hosted in late August by the Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association.

    Players from Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Pendaries participated in the one-day scramble which was followed by lunch and awards at the golf course. “Jacque Geoffrion provided a decorated cake with a golf theme for the group’s dessert,” said Anne Pepper.

  • Good cheer
  • RHS runs in top five

    Robertson’s cross country teams earned dual top-five finishes in this past Friday’s Socorro Invitational, making some noise in their second week of the season.

    The Lady Cardinals were buoyed by a third-place finish for Anabella Miller, while the Cardinal boys enjoyed a strong pack performance.

    Miller, who has run as the girls’ team’s No. 1 harrier the last couple seasons, finished the course in 20 minutes, 59 seconds, to come in third.