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  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 2, 2013

    Free legal fair will be held in Las Vegas from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., this Friday, at the Highlands University Student Union Building, 800 National Ave. Attorneys will be available to provide free consultations on a first-come, first-served basis on a variety of civil legal topics, including probate, divorce, custody, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, unemployment, and immigration. Interpreters will also be available.

  • Weather - Oct. 2, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming west 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 48. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 45. Breezy.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

  • Chief apologizes for sign flap

    The city code enforcement calls to local real estate agents came after 5 p.m. on Sept. 11. The message: You have until tomorrow to move your real estate signs from the public right of way.

    Within minutes, cell phones began to ring at City Hall, where the mayor and Council were in the middle of a work session. Mayor Alfonso Ortiz and City Councilors paused to take the calls, and they appeared taken aback by the real estate agents’ accounts of the calls.

  • Cardinal Spirit
  • Man accused of taking drugs into jail

    A Las Vegas area man was scheduled to be arraigned in San Miguel County Magistrate Court this morning for allegedly smuggling drugs into the San Miguel County Detention Center back in June.

    An arrest warrant affidavit filed in the case in August and recently obtained by the Optic sheds light on the case.

  • Prof researching low birth weight

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University social work professor Julius Harrington published a new conceptual model that sheds light on low birth weight in African American babies.

    Harrington was the lead author of the article, “The Relationship between Race-Based Self-Talk among African American Women and Poor Birth Outcomes,” in the International Journal of Childbirth Education.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 30, 2013

    In 1963
    Friday, Sept. 27 — A Las Vegas Robertson High School graduate has been elected to the presidency of the sophomore class at Highlands University. Jimmy Sampson, son of Mrs. and Mrs. James C. Sampson, was elected president at a meeting of the sophomore class recently. Sampson was also president of the freshman class last year. He is active in Beta Chi social fraternity, Circle K and Modern Choir.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 30, 2013

    Plein Air Paint Out
     Las Vegas Plein Air Paint Out will be Thursday, Oct. 3 through Sun, Oct. 6. Opening night, artist registration, slide show and lecture with NMHU Assistant Professor of Art, Ester O’Fearghail at El Zocalo Artist Coop. from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Cost is $25 per participant and $10 for students, but no one turned away for lack of funds. For more information, contact Duffy at 426-6688 or Amber at ambmaclean@mac.com.
     

  • Weather - Sept. 30, 2013

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind around 10 mph. At night, mostly clear, with a low around 47. West wind around 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a nigh near 79. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Tuesday night clear with a low around 47.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 76. At night, mostly clear, with a low around 47.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:55 a.m. to 6:46 p.m.

  • State investigation launched

    A spokesperson for the state Public Education Department has confirmed that an ethics investigation into the Mora School District is under way.

    In August, former Mora school district employee Roger Gonzales notified the school board publicly of potential violations of state statues. He then hand-delivered a letter outlining the alleged violations to the state education department. The investigation appears to stem from the allegations contained in Gonzales’ letter.