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  • Looking Ahead

    Relay for Life is Friday

    Join the American Cancer Society in the fight to create a world with less cancer by participating in Relay for Life starting at 6 p.m. on Friday at the West Las Vegas High School football/track field. For more information, contact Gloria Martinez-Friestad at 505-820-3538 or gloria.martinez@cancer.org

  • Weather - June 6, 2011

    Monday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 10-20 mph.

    Tuesday

  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas is in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns with potable water. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.

  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

    Osha fire has burned 700 acres

    TAOS — Crews kept a wildfire in the Carson National Forest about 30 miles from Taos from spreading over the last day.

    The Osha fire had burned one square mile, or 700 acres, by Saturday afternoon.

    But fire spokeswoman Lori Cook says the blaze’s acreage didn’t increase from Friday to Saturday.
    The fire’s containment grew from 5 to 15 percent over that period.

  • City water projects funded

    The city of Las Vegas has been awarded nearly $1.9 million to help pay for two key water projects — a backup well at the Taylor Wells Field and extending the city’s effluent water system to Rodriguez Park.

    “It’s part of our overall scheme of working toward both short-term and long-term resolutions to the water problem here,” City Manager Timothy Dodge said.

    A little more than $1.5 million was awarded for Taylor Wells and $330,000 for Rodriguez Park.
    The state Water Trust Board announced the awards on Wednesday.

  • Relay for Life

    Shirley Sandoval is a four time cancer survivor. Her first cancer diagnosis came when she was in her 20s.

    Next week Sandoval — along with many other cancer survivors, family members and supporters — will participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

    “Relay for Life is an awareness that opens the eyes of people to the different type of cancers,” Sandoval said.

  • Driver charged in 3-car crash

    Several people who live on the 500 block of Porter were startled Tuesday evening when a blue Mitsubishi Eclipse barreled down the street and crashed into two parked vehicles.

    City police say the driver of the Mitsubishi — Veronica Jaramillo, 27, of the 100 block of Mills Avenue — was driving drunk.

    Jaramillo, of the 100 block of Mills Avenue, was charged with driving under the influence, careless driving, not having insurance and two counts of striking an unattended vehicle.

  • Man arrested on 10th DWI

    Las Vegas Optic

    A 56-year-old Ribera man was arrested Sunday afternoon for what authorities say was his 10th DWI.
    Richard Carrillo, who lives on County Road B41E, was arrested for aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, 10th offense, a third-degree felony; two counts of taking contraband into a place of imprisonment, a fourth-degree felony; and misdemeanor charges of driving with a suspended or revoked license, not having insurance and having an expired registration.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Saturday, June 3 — After a hearing before Judge D.R. Murray, David Aguilar, the man charged with complicity in the shoplifting stunt pulled off at Joe Taichert’s store Wednesday evening, was released from custody. Aguilar was not the man who ran away with the clothing, though he assisted the real thief by attracting the attention of the clerk while the articles were being gathered up. Judge Murray warned him to get out of town as quickly as possible...

  • Looking Ahead

    Baby Miss and Mister pageant is Sunday

    The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the third annual Baby Miss and Baby Mister Las Vegas Pageant at 3 p.m. Sunday at the West Las Vegas High School cafeteria. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. For more information, call Philip Ortiz at 505-718-5656.