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  • Dancing Queen
  • School benefit concert Sun.

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Rio Gallinas School for Ecology and the Arts announces a live outdoor concert by the Round Mountain Bluegrass Band from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at United World College-USA.

    The family event starts at 4 p.m.  and includes a bake sale, jewelry and plant sale, face painting and other activities. There will also be a cookout with burgers, hot dogs, corn, sides and drinks for sale.

  • 2 injured in Friday crash

    State police say alcohol was involved in a Friday morning crash that left the alleged drunk driver with a fractured left arm and other injuries and the driver he wrecked into with severe head trauma.

  • Officers vote no-confidence in HU chief

    The officers of the New Mexico Highlands University police and security department have carried through on their threat, voting no-confidence in Chief Donato Sena last week.

    Eight people were eligible to vote, and six of them voted no-confidence while the two others didn’t vote. The officers are also in the process of forming a union.

  • Park Beautification
  • Local BPA students rank nationally

    Several Valley Middle School students recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Chicago where each of them placed top 10 in the nation in their respective Business Professionals of America competition.

    The group, along with students from West Las Vegas middle and high schools, returned from the national competition on Sunday.

  • City gets $600K for Peterson Dam

    The state Water Trust Board has awarded the city of Las Vegas $600,000 in funding for planning, engineering and permiting for Peterson Dam upgrades.

    “It’s a major deal,” said city Utilities Director Ken Garcia, who briefed the City Council on the funding on Monday. He said the city was informed of the award last week.

  • Looking Back - News - May 2, 2012

    In 1912

    Saturday, May 4 — If when Gov. William C. McDonald, in Las Vegas this a.m. on Train No. 5, had any doubt as to whether the business and professional leaders of the Meadow City were in favor of staging the Johnson-Flynn match July 4, the enthusiasm over the prospect of the coming bout manifested on all sides today and especially in a gathering of citizens who met at the Castañeda Hotel, certainly drove the feeling of doubt out of their mind.

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 2, 2012

    Mural dedication is Saturday

    A dedication of the People’s History of El Norte Mural will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at Mural Park, Seventh Street and Douglas. There will be mariachis, ballet folklorico dancers, Aztec dancers, youth musicians, speakers, food vendors and salsa dancers. For more information, call 454-6771.

  • Weather - May 2, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 42. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 79. West wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 44.