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In Brief - Local News - March 29, 2013

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Optic Staff Reports

Judge applicant withdraws  
One of the five candidates who applied to replace former Judge Eugenio Mathis has withdrawn her name from consideration.
Floripa Gallegos notified the judicial selection office that she no longer wished to be considered for the post.
The four remaining candidates will be evaluated at a public meeting beginning at 9 a.m. today at the 4th Judicial District Courthouse. Those applicants are District Attorney Richard Flores, former judge Gerald Baca, and attorneys Anna Aragon and Suzanne Gaulin.
After interviewing the applicants, the nominating committee will forward its recommendations to Gov. Susana Martinez who will make the appointment.

City to begin selling effluent  
The city of Las Vegas will again make effluent available for the public to irrigate after April 1.
A standpipe will be temporary located within the Wastewater Treatment Facility until the new modifications are complete at the Utilities Department.  Customers will be allowed to pick up effluent water Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
All customers will need to setup new accounts and sign new agreements during regular business hours which are, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at 905 12th Street. For more details on the Effluent Water Pickup Program, please visit the City website at www.lasvegasnm.gov or contact Customer Service with the Utilities Department at 505-454-3832.