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  • 360 flowers planted downtown

    Submitted to the Optic

    Eighteen community volunteers were out on Saturday adding soil and mulch to all the planter boxes downtown.  

  • Looking Back - May 22, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 22, 2013

    Story Time at Carnegie Library
    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesdays in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Sam at the Seaside” by Mary Labatt. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Weather - May 22, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 15-20 mph, becoming light and variable after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 48.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    5:51 a.m. to 8:04 p.m.

  • Safety first
  • BREAKING: Fire set to cover up murder

    UPDATED: Jose Montoya and Gary Esquibel, the two fugitives being sought in connection with the murder and arson that occurred on 12th Street early Saturday morning, were both captured in Albuquerque Sunday afternoon. Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said that LVPD investigative work led to the arrests.

    • • •

    The man whose body was discovered inside an apartment that burned early Saturday morning was shot in the head during a fight, and then the shooter and another man torched the apartment to cover up the crime.

  • Mora project in peril

    The director of a state agency given oversight authority on the Mora County Complex says he is “alarmed” by the Mora County Commission’s decision to hire Roger Gonzales as interim county manager, given his history with public funds.

    And Arthur W. Pepin says the Administrative Office of the Courts will continue its involvement with the project only if Gonzales isn’t involved in any way.

  • Highlands to get new digs in Santa Fe

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University representatives joined Santa Fe Higher Education Center officials for the April 23 groundbreaking for the HEC’s new building.

    Highlands University was the first public university in New Mexico to sign the higher education partnership agreement with the HEC in 2010. Highlands has operated a Santa Fe site since 1996 through a partnership with Santa Fe Community College.

  • Man stabbed on Church St.

    Las Vegas Optic

    A man was airlifted to a trauma center late Friday or early Saturday morning after he was stabbed on Church Street.

    Details on that incident were sketchy as of the Optic’s press time.

    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said a male was stabbed in the chest and was airlifted to a trauma center.

    Montaño said the man was in critical condition.

    “We have some possible suspects on that one,” he said.

    Names of the victim and the suspects weren’t immediately available.

  • Weather - May 20, 2013

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 41. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph becoming north 10 to 15 mph after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North wind 5-15 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 45.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 80. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 51.