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  • Violent crimes rose 18 percent in 2011

    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Violent crimes unexpectedly jumped 18 percent last year, the first rise in nearly 20 years, and property crimes rose for first time in a decade. But academic experts said the new government data fall short of signaling a reversal of the long decline in crime.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 22, 2012

    In 1962
    Monday, Oct. 22 — Camp Luna is one of the overnight stops on the route of 3,400 Red Devils leaving Fort Carson today and tomorrow for five weeks of training at Fort Irwin, Calif., home of the 5th Division’s 2nd Battalion, 77th Armor. ... Las Vegas will be the first overnight stop for the troops. An advance group was at camp Luna last night as well as Thursday night, preparing the bivouac sites to be used en route.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 22, 2012

    Glow in the Dark show is Wednesday
    A Glow in the Dark show featuring the West Las Vegas marching band, flags and dance team, will be held at 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday at the Frank Herrera Complex. Advanced tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for students and $1 for children five and under. Tickets prices increase $1 at the gate. Advanced tickets may be purchased from a band student or at the band room.
     

  • Weather - Oct. 22, 2012

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 43. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.  Mostly clear at night, with a low around 44.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 38.

  • $2.2M in projects planned

    The city of Las Vegas closed a deal this week that will result in $2.2 million in new money for more street resurfacing  and other capital improvement needs.

    The financial transaction involves taking advantage of low interest rates and refinancing outstanding bonds it issued in 2002 and 2004.

    In doing so, the city has been able to lower the average interest rate it is paying from 4.6 percent to 2.61 percent. The rates for the bonds are fixed.

  • Fall foliage
  • Mora board member ousted

    A Western Mora Soil & Water Conservation District board member was thrown off the board earlier this month after the district manager filed a police report accusing him of assaulting her and another employee accused him of harassment.

  • East task forces would field concerns

    Las Vegas City Schools board president Felix Alderete is proposing the formation of two task forces to deal with transportation and food service at the east side school district.

    Alderete said the purpose of the task forces would be to address problems and to review policy pertaining to both departments. The district’s transportation and food service departments have come under fire from parents, students and a board member this school year, spurring negative publicity.

  • Millions at stake in bond referendums

    Two years ago voters narrowly rejected a bond that would have provided millions for building projects at colleges and universities across New Mexico.

    With a similar measure on this year’s general election ballot, higher education institutions across the state are working hard to educate voters about the benefits of the bond, hoping that it will pass this time around

  • Looking Back - Oct. 19, 2012

    In 1962
    Friday, Oct. 19 — The historic Plaza Hotel, on the West Las Vegas Plaza, now operated by Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Lopez, is in the process of being sold by the present owner, Mrs. Eva Gonzales of Santa Ana, Calif., to Eloy G. Montoya, of Montebello, Calif. Montoya is a cousin of West Las Vegas Mayor Ernest Olivas.