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  • Weather - June 24, 2013

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Windy, with a southwest wind 10-20 mph, increasing to 20-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 54. Windy, with a southwest wind 20-30 mph, decreasing to 10-20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 55.

    Wednesday

  • NMHU media arts student’s book published

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University media arts student Shanea Strachan’s book about her spiritual journey following her father’s death was published and released June 4.

    Strachan, 21, started writing as a child, with her pieces ranging from poetry to screenplays. When her  father died suddenly in December 2010, the Freeport, Bahamas native turned her attention to an intensely personal story about moving forward after tragedy.

  • Legal opinion backs mayor

    An attorney hired by the city to review the community  rights ordinance adopted by the Council last year says several aspects of it are “clearly unconstitutional” and “will cause major problems for the city of Las Vegas if (it) is ‘enacted’ into law.”

  • Summertime Fun
  • Teachers want RHS leader back

    Paul D. Henry Elementary Principal Anthony Marquez said he was shocked when he got the news that his job was being eliminated.

    Robertson High Principal Darlene Ulibarri said she did her  best, and wished the school’s next leader luck.

    Several Robertson teachers, meanwhile, showed up at Tuesday’s Las Vegas City Schools board meeting to ask the district’s leaders to bring Ulibarri back for another year.

  • In Brief - Las Vegas News - June 21, 2013

    Recall sign vandalized

    A leader of a movement to recall Las Vegas Mayor Alfonso Ortiz said the group plans to meet soon to decide whether or when to replace a vandalized sign that calls for the mayor’s ouster.

  • Water group receives funding

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Water Trust Board awarded El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers’ Association its full funding request last week, according to association president Joe Zebrowski.

    The Water Trust Board’s grant of $998,855, along with other funds, is to be used for construction of the first phase of a community water system in the Romeroville area where about 60 private wells have failed in the last several years.

  • KNMX-AM named ‘Station of the Year’

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas based radio stations KNMX, KMDZ and KBQL were awarded 10 Excellence in Broadcasting Awards from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association earlier this month. The awards were presented at the association’s 2013 Awards Gala.

    One of the honors names KNMX-AM as Station of the Year for the sixth time, an unprecedented accomplishment in local broadcasting. Each of the 10 winning pieces was produced by Jacob Garcia.

  • Looking Back - June 21, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 21, 2013

    Eleven-sees at the Museum

    Eleven-sees at the Museum: Valmora, A Place of Inspiration, 11 a.m. this Saturday at the city museum. Dorothy Simpson will discuss the creative efforts of patients and staff at the Valmora Sanatorium. For more information, call 426-3204.