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  • Looking Back - Oct. 28, 2011

    In 1911

  • Looking Ahead - Oct. 28, 2011

    Halloween party is Saturday

    Halloween party from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Ave., for children and youth. Entry fee $2 each plus one canned food item or one bag of candy. Free pizza and refreshments, games, prizes, music and more.

  • Weather - Oct. 28, 2011

    Sunny, with a high near 53. East wind 5-15 mph becoming south. Clear Friday night, with a low around 33. South wind around 10 mph becoming west.

    Sunny, with a high near 66. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear Saturday night, with a low around 35.

    Sunny, with a high near 59. Mostly clear Sunday night, with a low around 34.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:19 a.m. to 6:10 p.m.

  • FYI - News

    State and city police, in conjuction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will provide the public with an opportunity to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday. The state police office, 301 Mills Ave., will accept prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    City police will collect medications from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Las Vegas Fire Department, 604 Legion Drive. They suggest removing identifying information.

  • In Brief - News - Oct. 28, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Guard recruiter arrested in Clovis

    CLOVIS — A National Guard recruiter from Lubbock has been arrested in Clovis on suspicion of child solicitation.

    Curry County authorities say 44-year-old Jeffrey Jackson arrived at a decoy house in Clovis with a box of condoms for the purpose of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. Deputies then took the Texas man into custody.

  • Gov. takes aim at rules

    By Susan
    Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday she is fighting to keep New Mexicans’ electric rates from increasing due to the implementation of what she described as expensive, nonsensical environmental regulations.

  • Daniels won’t recuse self from case

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — State Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Daniels declined Wednesday to recuse himself from a high-profile judicial bribery case, issuing a lengthy order that accused the prosecutor of trying to force jurists off the case with what he knew to be baseless accusations.

  • City police now at full force

    The Las Vegas Police Department has hired six new officers, marking the first time in several years that the department will be fully staffed.

    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said the city’s prioritization of public safety is significant.

    “It’s very exciting in terms of getting fresh minds in to mold and taking the department to the next level,” he said.

  • Toga Day
  • Conservation key to solving water woes

    Editor’s note:  Today, the Optic continues its series on the city’s water problems. The series will run each Wednesday through Nov. 2.

    Increasing the storage capacity of city reservoirs. Tapping into additional water sources. Acquiring more water rights.

    All of that is on the city’s to-do list as it tries to address the water problems that have plagued Las Vegas for decades. But another part of the equation for solving the city’s water woes involves conservation, city consultants concede.