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  • Consumers urged to ‘shift’ shopping habits

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas First Independent Business Alliance’s Cross the Bridge holiday shop-local promotion isn’t new.

    Beginning Nov. 1, through Dec. 24, shoppers who accumulate $50 in purchases across participating LVFIBA merchants are eligible to be entered into a random drawing for cash prizes. (See page C6 for details).

    What’s new this year is a simultaneous campaign to challenge shoppers to “Shift Your Shopping.”

  • Looking Back - Nov. 2, 2012

    In 1962

    Thursday, Nov. 1 — County Republican candidates have been holding meetings and rallies throughout the county this week, prior to big meeting rallies in Pecos and Las Vegas, with state and county candidates in attendance. County candidates speaking in Los Montoyas last night invited all county residents to attend the rally at Pecos on Saturday and at the West Las Vegas High School gymnasium Sunday.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 2, 2012

    Early voting ends Saturday

    If you’re looking to beat the Election Day rush to cast a ballot, you better hurry. Early voting wraps up Saturday. Early ballots can be cast at the county clerk’s office, located at 500 West National Ave., from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and at the San Miguel Senior Citizens Center in Ribera from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Weather - Nov. 2, 2012

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming west in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. West wind around 10 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Northeast wind around 10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 32.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 35.

  • FYI - Nov. 2, 2012

    Daylight Savings time ends on Sunday, so don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday.

  • Man killed in rollover

    A 28-year old Rainsville man was killed Monday afternoon and the passenger in his vehicle was airlifted to a Santa Fe hospital following a single-vehicle accident on N.M. 442.

    Lt. Robert McDonald, spokesman for state police, said an open container of alcohol was found in the vehicle, and “they’re definitely calling it alcohol related.”

  • Voting guides removed from polling stations

    The Associated Press

    The League of Women Voters says Bernalillo County has ordered its voting guides removed from polling stations.

    League President Shelly Shepherd says the county clerk ordered the guides be taken away after Secretary of State Dianna Duran’s office said the law prohibiting campaigning and electioneering near polling places may apply to the publications.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 2, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 23 and Oct. 29:

  • Former Yankees pitcher slain at home

    The Associated Press

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Police in the Dominican Republic say former major league pitcher Pascual Perez has been killed during an apparent home invasion robbery.

    A statement from police in the Caribbean country reports that several individuals attacked Perez inside his home in a town west of the capital.

    He had been struck in the head but the cause of death has not yet been released. No suspects are in custody.

  • East making progress on audits

    Two-and-a-half years ago, as the Las Vegas City Schools District was grappling with scandal over the sexual relationship between former Robertson High School teacher Jay Quintana and a student, the district was also dealing with cash management issues.

    During the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010, the district didn’t have enough cash in its general fund to cover program overages. As a result, it ended up borrowing nearly $1.7 million from its Bond Building Fund to cover the shortfall.