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  • Looking Ahead - News - July 6, 2012

    Comedy show is Friday

    Steven Michael Quezada Comedy Show featuring Curt Fletcher and Las Vegas native Jose “Joser” Maestas will be at 8 p.m. today (Friday) at Ilfeld Auditorium. General admission: $20; NMHU students with valid I.D.’s pay $15. For advance tickets for all events, call 454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station, studio 103.

  • Looking Back - July 6, 2012

    In 1912

    Monday, July 8 — A gifted Denver lecturer, Mrs. Ida Kruse McFarlane, of the University of Denver, will be in Las Vegas for a week to give a series of lectures at New Mexico Normal University. She has spoken on “London,” and will speak on “Paris,” as well as Shakespeare’s “Othello” and “Antony and Cleopatra.”

  • Fiesta Fun
  • Foibles are forgiven in Andy’s Mayberry

    By Martha Waggoner
    The Associated Press

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Andy Griffith’s gift to the show that bore his name wasn’t just the homespun wisdom of the plain-spoken sheriff he played. It was the place he created: a small town where all foibles are forgiven and friendships are forever, full of characters who felt like family.

  • Fiestas change irks official

    By Brett J. Phelps
    Las Vegas Optic

    The decision to break from tradition and hold this year’s fiesta Mass at Immaculate Conception Church rather than Our Lady of Sorrows where, according to one city councilor, it has been held since the inception of the Fiestas, is drawing criticism.

    Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron last week blasted Mayor Alfonso Ortiz’s administration and the committee organizing the fiestas for the decision, calling the change of venue a “travesty” and an insult to the city’s longstanding traditions.

  • Busy summer

    By Brett J. Phelps
    Las Vegas Optic

    For most kids the start of summer means a break from brainwork, but that wasn’t the case for the 460 youths who participated in Las Vegas City Schools’ 21st Century Community Learning Centers program this June.

  • City Council tackles full agenda

    While oil and gas drilling was the hot-button topic at this past Wednesday’s City Council meeting, the governing body also took action on a number of other items, including changes to its procurement code.

  • Vegas police officers honored for actions

    Four city of Las Vegas police officers received awards last week for going above and beyond the call of duty, including one officer honored for saving a man who was threatening to jump to his death in May.

    Officer Gilbert Martinez received the Las Vegas Police Department’s Medal of Meritorious Service.

  • Mayors meet
  • Power outage caused by pole fire

    An electrical pole fire caused 2,134 Las Vegas customers to be without power for several hours on Saturday night.

    Valerie Smith, a spokesperson with Public Service Company of New Mexico, said lightning caused the pole fire, leading the the outage that started around 9 p.m. The pole was on South Grand Avenue near Alamo.