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  • ‘Tis the season. . .
  • Man accused of defrauding CASA

    A former employee at Luna Community College has been charged with fraud for allegedly bilking a local non-profit group that advocates for children out of nearly $2,100.

    Michael A. Adams, 54, who resides on the 2500 block of Hot Springs Boulevard, was charged in late October with a single count of fraud between $500 and $2,500, a fourth-degree felony. Online court records indicate that Adams, a former information technology director at Luna, avoided arrest by surrendering himself to the court earlier this month. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 11.

  • West board receives award

    The West Las Vegas School Board will receive the New Mexico School Board Association’s Small District – School Board of the Year award on Friday afternoon.

    Former district superintendent Ruben Cordova nominated the board for the statewide award prior to his resignation in September.

  • Millions chase Powerball jackpot

    By Jeff McMurray
    The Associated Press

    CHICAGO — Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize that would be the second highest.

    The $425 million jackpot, the largest in Powerball’s history, represents a potential life-changing fortune. But before shelling out $2 for a ticket, here are some things to consider:

  • Looking Back - Nov. 28, 2012

    In 1962

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 28, 2012

    Electric Light Parade is Saturday

    The annual Electric Light Parade will be held this Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas.” For more information, call 454-1401 ext. 3277.

  • Weather - Nov. 28, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 35.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 61. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 38.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 63.

  • Middle school odor identified

    Las Vegas City Schools officials say they now know what caused the rotten-egg odor that plagued Memorial Middle School for roughly a week, prompting evacuations and even shutting down the school early one week.

    Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez told the school board last week that a malfunctioning secondary heater unit caused the smell.

  • Dinner music
  • Water bonds moving forward

    The City Council adopted an ordinance last week that sets the stage for the city to borrow up to $25 million for water system improvements.

    The vote, which occurred last week was largely a formality. Still members of the governing body, City Manager Timothy Dodge and the city’s financial adviser hailed it as a historic moment, and the mayor and council even took a moment to pose for a photograph while signing the ordinance.