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  • Looking Back - Sept. 23, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 23, 2013

    “Look up” exhibition

    Ray Drew Gallery exhibition of artworks by Don Shaw, titled “Look Up,” will run until Friday, Sept.  27, on the first floor of Donnelly Library. An artist’s reception and talk by Shaw will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. Contact Bob Read at 454-3338.

  • Weather - Sept. 23, 2013

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 10-20 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 45. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming light and variable after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind becoming south 15-20 mph in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 49.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 51.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:50 a.m. to 6:56 p.m.

  • Damage in the millions - Western part of county hit hardest

    The remnants of last week’s flooding were visible throughout the city and county this week: a battered truck sandwiched between a rushing river and a fallen tree near County Road A19A, south of San Pablo; a massive cottonwood fallen behind the Animal Care Clinic, exposed culverts and washed out bridges throughout the county.

  • City’s worst flood was in 1904

    It was a Thursday night in September and it had been raining incessantly for four straight days.

    Sleeping residents along the banks of the Gallinas were awakened by the roaring of the waters. With the Gallinas overspilling its banks, a frantic evacuation ensued.

    So began the worst recorded flood in Las Vegas history on the night of Sept. 29, 1904.

    Although the damage sustained during last Friday’s flood were nowhere near as bad as in 1904 — 109 years ago — the similarities are noteworthy.

  • Commission tweaks draft drilling law

    The draft ordinance that will govern oil and gas extraction in San Miguel County when enacted is getting another rewrite.

    During a conference call with Los Angeles-based consultant Robert Freilich on Tuesday afternoon, San Miguel County Commissioners weighed in on the stiff ordinance being proposed.

    Despite the tweaks requested, Commission Chairman Nicolas Leger praised the 111-page draft ordinance, calling it comprehensive and saying that it addresses what they requested.

    "We’re well on our way,” he said.

  • Luna sees decline in enrollment

    New freshmen enrollment is up at Luna Community College, but those gains weren’t enough to offset the loss of other students, according to figures released by the school this week.

    While new freshmen enrollment is up 8.4 percent this semester, the school’s total enrollment in both head count and credit hours is down.

    As of the 15th day of classes, there were 1,640 students attending Luna, according to a news release from the school.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 20, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 20, 2013

    Health Fair is Saturday

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s Community-wide Health Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center Gymnasium. Free health screenings and information will be featured from area health care and insurance providers and others.

  • Weather - Sept. 20, 2013

    Friday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Northeast wind around 10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.