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  • Med student serving area

    Submitted to the Optic

    UNM School of Medicine student Kari Stoltze is completing her first year in medical school this summer by helping Las Vegas residents with their health and wellness through this week at Buena Salud Family Medicine.

  • Digital era threatens future of drive-ins

    By Mitch Stacy
    Associated Press

    LANCASTER, Ohio — Through 80 summers, drive-in theaters have managed to remain a part of the American fabric, surviving technological advances and changing tastes that put thousands out of business.

    Now the industry says a good chunk of the 350 or so left could be forced to turn out the lights because they can’t afford to adapt to the digital age.

  • With school starting, let’s all drive safely

    What prompts me to tell this story was my personal experience and the safety of our children as school is about to start.
    Many years ago, when I was learning to drive I ran a yellow light. Some of us would say no big deal; there is no traffic coming or everybody does it. Well, the law is the law, and we must be obedient to the authorities. They are there to protect us and to abide by the law; if not there are consequences.

  • BREAKING: Gallegos appointed to magistate judge position

    Governor Susana Martinez announced the appointment of Edward “Eddy” M. Gallegos to fill the vacant magistrate judge position earlier today. Gallegos will fill the vacancy left by Philip J’s Romero whom retired earlier this year.

    See Friday's paper for additional coverage of Martinez’s appointment.

  • Senator proposes merger

    A powerful state senator is asking the state Higher Education Department to study whether it makes sense to merge New Mexico Highlands University with Luna Community College to save money.

    Sen. John Arthur Smith, D-Deming, made the request in a July 26 letter to Gov. Susana Martinez.

  • Music from Angel Fire - Concert series opens this Friday

    The 30th season of Music from Angel Fire kicks off on Friday. Once again, the Meadow City will be part of the music program featuring works of classical and contemporary masters. The local concert takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University.

    This year’s concert series also includes stops in Raton, Angel Fire and Taos. The first concert will be this Friday at 7 p.m. at the Angel Fire Community Center.

  • County seeking disaster aid

    The San Miguel County Commission was scheduled to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would officially declare a disaster for San Miguel County due to flooding rains in July.

    The county’s Office of Emergency Management had already submitted a request to the state for help, noting that numerous roads throughout the county were damaged by the heavy rainfall in July. The resolution will merely formalize the request for funding to help the county pay for emergency repairs.

  • Maloof building remains in limbo

    The saga of the Maloof building at 105 Bridge St. continues.

    On Thursday, the West Las Vegas School Board was informed that the Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP firm will be taking over the effort to try to clear the property’s title so that it can be sold.

    Local attorney Nicolas Leger had been handling the matter, but he is closing his office to teach full time at Highlands University’s School of Business.

    Leger said he had hoped to have the title cleared by now, but a last- minute stumbling block prevented that from happening.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 14, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Aug. 13 — Miss Wardie Maloof, a senior at Robertson High School and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George O. Maloof of Las Vegas, was a blue ribbon winner in public speaking, senior division at the 4-H State Encampment held at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, last week. Miss Maloof was also a blue ribbon winner in public speaking, junior division, in 1960 at the district elimination held in Roy. For state and national awards, Miss Maloof must submit her record book in the National 4-H Awards Program before Sept. 1.

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 14, 2013

    Story Time at Carnegie
    Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Dark” by Lemony Snicket. Free and open to the public.