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  • City laws now easier to access

    Soon after moving to Las Vegas in 2007, Bruce McAllister went to City Hall and asked to see the city code book, a compilation of all municipal laws in effect.

    He was willing to pay for it, but  there was one problem. What he wanted, the city clerk’s office apologetically informed him, did not exist.

    City ordinances — the legislation passed by City Councils over the years — had not  been codified since the early 1970s.

    But that has all changed.

  • Law bolsters organ donation awareness

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Jaime Muñoz was struggling to breathe last summer. Doctors told him if they couldn’t find him a lung transplant by December, pulmonary fibrosis would likely get the better of him.

    Earlier this month, he stood before a crowd at one of the busiest Motor Vehicle Division offices in the state to make a plea to those getting their driver’s licenses: Sign up to be an organ donor.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

  • Looking Ahead

    Habitat for Humanity run is Saturday

    Habitat for Humanity is sponsoring a 5K Fun Run for Youth and Adults and a 1 mile children’s run on Saturday at Melody Park. The 5K will begin at 9 a.m. and the Children’s Run at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $10 for kids and $20 for youth and adults. Entry forms are available at the Habitat office, 714 National Avenue.

  • Weather

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy and breezy at night, with a low around 37.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny and windy, with a high near 64. Partly cloudy and windy at night, with a low around 27.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:16 a.m. to 7:42 p.m.
     

  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas is in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.

  • Ambulance driver sues over wrong-way crash

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A 19-year-old woman who was severely injured when a wrong-way drunken driver slammed into the ambulance she was driving on Interstate 25 near Santa Fe last December has filed a lawsuit in state district court.

  • Shilling named state police chief

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Public Safety Secretary Gorden Eden has named State Police Maj. Robert Shilling as chief of the state law enforcement agency.

    Gov. Susana Martinez announced the appointment on Friday.

    Shilling has served as acting state police chief since January.

    He joined the state police in 1992, after working for the Silver City police department.

  • Shotgun found at school

    Agents with the Region IV Narcotics Task Force discovered a shotgun, ammunition, marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the trunk of a vehicle in a parking lot on the West Las Vegas High School campus earlier this month, and a student is now facing criminal charges.

  • City making progress on water crisis

    The city of Las Vegas is close to an agreement with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish for an extra 100 acre feet of water to help the city meet its water needs this year and it has asked the U.S. Interior Department for another 500 acre feet of water that the federal agency has in Storrie Lake.