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  • Looking Back - July 22, 2015

    In 1965

  • Looking ahead - News - July 22, 2015

    Reception for new Highlands President
    New Mexico Highlands University is inviting the public to a community reception to meet the school’s new president, Dr. Sam Minner at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday at Kennedy Alumni Hall.

  • Weather - July 22, 2015

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind 5-15 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 57.

    Friday

  • Death certificate sought for Billy the Kid

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A retired Arizona State University professor is taking his pursuit of a death certificate for Billy the Kid to New Mexico’s highest court.

    Historian Robert J. Stahl filed a petition Friday with the New Mexico Supreme Court to order the state’s medical examiner to create the document for the legendary outlaw, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

  • State struggles to fine-tune naloxone regs

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE— At the same time as New Mexico promotes naloxone as a way to decrease overdose deaths, the state’s Board of Pharmacy is working to increase regulation of the drug.

    “Certain rules have to be applied,” said pharmacy board executive director Ben Kesner. “You can’t just pass (naloxone) out.”

  • In Brief - News - July 22, 2015

    The Associated Press

    PNM gives $19K to local museum

    The PNM Resources Foundation announced Monday that Friends of the Las Vegas City Museum and Rough Rider Collection has been awarded a $19,890 grant for landscaping at the museum.
    The PNM foundation awarded a total of $500,000 to 27 non-profits as part of its initiative aimed at building vibrant communities.

  • Community reception
  • Que Pasa - July 22, 2015

    TODAY
    HOY
    • Civic Resources Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22 at the West Las Vegas High School gym. There will be free food and music with information regarding community outreach services, promoting health, nutrition, education, therapy and safety.

    THURSDAY
    JUEVES
    • Community meet and greet reception with new Highlands University President Sam Minner will take place starting at 5:30 on Thursday, July 23 at Kennedy Alumni Hall.

  • Luna may scrap search

    The Luna Community College Board of Trustees plans to discuss and take action on terminating its presidential search and retaining controversial interim President Leroy “Huero” Sanchez as its permanent president.

    That action item is on the  agenda for Tuesday’s board meeting, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Luna’s Student Services Board Room. The agenda states that board Chairman Daniel Romero will present the item.

    The Optic was unable to reach Romero for comment Sunday morning.

  • Anti-bullying campaign