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  • In Brief - News - Sept. 7, 2012

    From The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - Sept. 7, 2012

    In 1962

    Friday, Sept. 7 — West Las Vegas school administrators were experiencing serious problems in providing sufficient classroom space and textbooks to an increased enrollment of nearly 200 students. Total enrollment this year is expected to reach 1,800, as compared to 1,632 last year, according to Superintendent Phillip Gonzales. Montezuma school, with two classrooms, had already reached an enrollment of over 70 and it was found necessary to transfer all third-grade students to the North and South Public Schools to relieve this load.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 7, 2012

    Tri-County Farmer’s Market harvest festival

    Celebrate the harvest at the corner of Sixth & University from 7 am to sell out on Saturday. Buy fresh produce, baked goods and herbs while listening to four bands play — Los Tropicales, Rainy Morning Blues Band, Corn Courage, Carl Bernstein & Marilyn Priddy — during the  harvest festival.

  • Weather - Sept. 7, 2012

    Friday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Northeast wind 10-15 mph.

    Saturday

  • Clinton boosts Obama in rousing speech

    By David Espo
    AP Special Correspondent

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In an impassioned speech that rocked the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton proclaimed Wednesday night, “I know we’re coming back” from the worst economic mess in generations and appealed to hard-pressed Americans to stick with Barack Obama for a second term in the White House.

  • Mora sheriff suspended

    The state Law Enforcement Academy board has taken swift action against Mora Sheriff Thomas Garza for an incident in which he ordered a deputy to release a DWI suspect.

    The board voted on July 24 to suspend Garza’s law enforcement certification for 120 days. He will also be on probation for a year.

  • Bean Day
  • Luna gets $1.1 million grant

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College was awarded a $1,136,196 YouthBuild Grant, the majority of it from the U.S. Department of Labor.

    Other entities involved include: Las Vegas Housing Authority, HELP Office, NM Children, Youth and Families Department, Las Vegas Juvenile Justice Continuum Board and TeamBuilders Counseling Services, Inc.

    The college was informed of this grant on Thursday afternoon.

  • Medical students do Vegas rotation

    Submitted to the Optic

    More than 90 first-year University of New Mexico medical students did their six-week rural rotation in July and August at numerous sites throughout New Mexico.

    As part of the UNM School of Medicine’s nationally recognized curriculum, first-year medical students Christina Trujillo and Michael Elliot talked with patients in Las Vegas; performing physical examinations along with their preceptors, and performing a community project designed to address specific community health care and/or educational needs.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 5, 2012

    In 1962