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  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Wednesday, Aug. 2 — Joseph A. Taichert has applied to William B. Stapp, clerk of the United States court, for final certificate of naturalization as a citizen of the United States. Taichert was born in Germany in 1882. He came to the United States in 1903 and made his first application for citizenship in Louisville, Ky., in 1907. Taichert names as his witnesses A.C. Erb and A.D. Higgins. The hearing will be held in the United States court on November 20.

  • Looking Ahead - News August 1, 2011

    Carnegie Library hosts story time

    Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 3, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Tell Me the Day Backwards” by Albert Lamb. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Weather - August 1, 2011

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. West wind 5-15 mph, becoming north.

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 59.


  • 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.

  • Water system fix: $108M

    Consultants hired by the city of Las Vegas to conduct an extensive study of the water system have come up with a series of recommendations that include $108.6 million in key projects to be phased in over the next 40 years.

  • Senior Profile - Dan and Ruby Gonzales

    By Lupita P. Gonzales
    For the Optic

    Today, Dan Gonzales Sr. and wife, Ruby, enjoy the view from their Vegas Drive home overlooking a soccer field and Los Niños and Sierra Vista schools beyond. They have lived there for 15 years, having moved from their former home on Eighth and Dalbey, which they occupied for 43 years.

  • HU education school trying to regain accreditation

    New Mexico Highlands University is trying to regain the national specialty  accreditation for its School of Education that was yanked about three years ago.

    A team from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, also known as NCATE, will conduct a site visit Nov. 12-16, Vice President of Academic Affairs Gilbert Rivera told regents Wednesday.

    “I think this will be a successful visit for us,” said Michael Anderson, dean of the university’s School of Education.

  • 10,000 expected for motorcycle rally

    More than 100 years ago Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders rode into the Meadow City. This weekend the men and women of today’s iron horses will descend on Las Vegas for the sixth annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally. The rally starts Friday (July 29) and ends with a reverse drawing for a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle on Sunday.

  • Looking Back - July 29, 2011

    In 1911

    Thursday, July 27 — For the purpose of studying the collection of birds at the Normal University, Miss Fannie Ford of Las Cruces arrived in Las Vegas last night and will remain here about two days. Miss Ford is making a report on the bird life of the territory for the New Mexico Agricultural and Mechanical College at Las Cruces. The normal has a good collection of stuffed birds representing many of the species found in New Mexico.