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  • Salazar zoning case now in ‘limbo’

    Roughly a month after a split City Council voted to overturn a Board of Adjustment decision granting Ashley Salazar a variance to setback requirements on her property at 807 Erb, the council majority refused to follow through and approve a resolution outlining the reasons for its action.

    The move leaves the city vulnerable to an appeal and to being reversed by a judge, City Attorney Dave Romero and other city administrators warned.

  • West board outsources food services

    The West Las Vegas School board unanimously approved a one-year contract with Summit Foods to provide the district’s food service next year.

    Just last month, the board heard the details about the proposal, which will involve a private firm managing the district’s food servi-ces program.

    Under the proposal approved by the board, the current food service employees will remain in their jobs as district employees, with the exception of Dean Gallegos the current director of the food services program, who will likely lose his job.

  • Looking Back - June 18, 2012

    In 1912

    Tuesday, June 15 — Rumors from Denver, Chicago and other cities that Gov. McDonald will try to stop the Jim Flynn-Jack Johnson fight in Las Vegas are false. Promoter Jack Curley advises locals to ignore the rumors.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 18, 2012

    Kiwanis Pancake Day is Wednesday

    The 16th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day is this Wednesday. Serving times are 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 and proceeds support local youth programs. For more information, call 505-718-6655.
     

  • Weather - June 18, 2012

    Monday
    Mostly sunny. Highs in the 90s. West winds 10-20 mph. Mostly clear at night. Lows in the 50s. West winds 10-20 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s. West winds 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night. Lows in the 50s.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s. Partly cloudy at night, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.

    Thursday

  • Lawless Little League

    Its mission is to build character, courage and loyalty in its players and to give them the foundation to make smart judgments in the many problems life may have in store for them, but you wouldn’t know that from an incident that played out at Rodriguez Park last Friday as two games were under way.

  • Unassuming Hero - Firefighter honored for saving life

    By Brett J. Phelps
    Las Vegas Optic

    At about 4 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2011, the Las Vegas Fire Department received a call about a “fully engulfed structure” on Church Street.

    Fireman Julian Lopez, 24, had no idea that within minutes he would be pulling a fellow firefighter to safety from the inferno.

    Lopez was recently awarded a Medal of Valor — the LVFD’s second-highest honor — for the courage he showed during that frigid early morning of the Church Street blaze.

  • Money woes may force 4-day week

    Las Vegas City Schools may have no choice but to switch to a four-day school week due to budget constraints next year after all.

    On Tuesday afternoon, the board met to discuss and approve next year’s preliminary budget.

  • Drilling foes lobby County Commission

    After focusing their efforts on getting a community rights ordinance through the City Council, area residents worried about the impact of oil and gas drilling on the environment have now taken their fight to the San Miguel County Commission.

    More than a dozen people showed up at Tuesday’s County Commission meeting to express support for a proposed ordinance that would extend the current moratorium on oil and gas drilling by an additional eight months. But they didn’t stop there.

  • Looking Back - June 15, 2012

    In 1912

    Wednesday, June 12 — (Advertisement) The Jack Johnson-Jim Flynn heavyweight championship bout, scheduled for July 4, expects to draw thousands to Las Vegas. Promoters want “Every man, woman and boy to appear wearing National Woolies, for $15.00. All work guaranteed.