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  • Council takes on redistricting

    A substantive drop in population in the ward represented by Andrew Feldman coupled with a significant increase in population in the ward represented by Diane Moore is forcing city officials to change the boundaries of both districts.

    The redistricting is based on 2010 census figures and the legal requirement that each district be substantially equal in population.

  • East board to pick new member soon

    Outgoing Las Vegas City Schools board member Ricky Serna is moving up his resignation date from Oct. 1 to Sept. 16.

    Serna, who announced his resignation from the elected position last month, said he plans to vacate the post earlier than he had previously announced so his replacement can be voted on during the regular school board meeting on Sept. 20.

  • Dam ribbon-cutting
  • Ex-governor’s likeness bronzed

    SANTA FE — Current and former politicians, along with scores of family and friends, gathered Thursday in the State Capitol Rotunda to honor former Gov. David Cargo. The cause of event was the unveiling of a bronze bust in the likeness of the former governor

    Several people, including Gov. Susana Martinez, sang Cargo’s praises, but it was Cargo who created a jovial atmosphere with several humorous tales from his time as governor more than 40 years ago.

  • Local News in Brief - Aug. 22, 2011

    Las Vegas Optic

    Bear seen Friday in Old Town

    Another bear sighting made for some excitement around the Bridge Street and River Walk area on Friday.

    Authorities were searching for a bear in the area late Friday morning.

    Merchants in the area reported that Bridge was even closed for a while as authorities tried to track down the bear.

  • Zoo lion dies

    The Associated Press

    A 9-year-old male mountain lion has died at an Albuquerque zoo.

    Officials at the ABQ BioPark Zoo say “Alfalfa” was under treatment and observation for a heart condition that was detected in an annual physical in March.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 22, 2011

    In 1911

    Saturday, Aug. 26 — Completion of the scenic highway from Las Vegas to Santa Fe is one of the things that confidently may be expected to occur during the early days of New Mexico’s membership in the sisterhood of states. It is persistently rumored that the coming fall and winter will see large gangs of convicts, under the direction of territorial engineers, busily engaged in pushing the road across the range into Santa Fe County. Foundation for the rumor is said to lie in official sources...

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 22, 2011

    Circus coming to town

    The American Crown Circus will be in Las Vegas this evening, Monday Aug. 22. Shows will be at 6 p.m. and at 8 p.m. at the Zamora Events center on U.S. 85. Tickets are $16 for adults and for children 12 and older. Two children, under age 12, get in free with each paid adult ticket. Additional children get in for $5 each.

  • Weather - Aug. 22, 2011

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

    Tuesday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind around 5 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 59.

    Wednesday

  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas is in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. 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.