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  • Weather - Aug. 27, 2014

    Wednesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Thursday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

  • Lujan picked for East board

    The Las Vegas City Schools board has a new member.

    The board voted Thursday evening to appoint Leroy Lujan to the post left vacant by the resignation of board member Ernesto Salazar. Salazar resigned from the board in late July, saying he has a job in another city and a family member who is ill.

    Lujan was one of seven candidates to apply for the position, although one of the seven applicants withdrew prior to the board vote.

  • Fun at the Faire
  • Rec center moves up on priority list

    The Las Vegas City Council, by a 3-0 vote on Wednesday, gave its approval to moving the swimming pool reroof and repair project for the Abe Montoya Recreation Center up to No. 2 on its list of priorities.

    The project has been on the city’s priority list for years, though it hasn’t ranked very high in the past. Last year, for example, it was ranked No. 26.

  • Potholes problem for city, county

    Las Vegas Optic

    Heavy rainstorms throughout the summer have left city and county road crews scrambling to fix all of the potholes that have popped up.

    “We realize we have a problem with our streets,” Mayor Alfonso Ortiz acknowledged at Wednesday’s Council meeting. He said part of the issue is that the city is having problems accessing materials needed to fix the potholes.

  • Suit seeks to halt deportations

    By Russell Contreras
    and Alicia A. Caldwell
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American women and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don’t have proper access to lawyers and are being forced to clean restrooms and retell stories of violence and rape in front of children.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Aug. 25, 2014

    The Associated Press
    Gov candidates agree to debates

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and Democratic challenger Gary King have agreed to televised gubernatorial debates in October, including one by a Spanish-language TV station.
    Martinez campaign spokesman Chris Sanchez and King campaign manager Keith Breitbach confirmed Thursday the candidates will participate in debates Oct. 6 by Univision affiliate KLUZ-TV and Oct. 19 by KOAT-TV and the Albuquerque Journal.

  • Sunrise ... Sunset - Aug. 25, 2014

    6:28 a.m. to 7:37 p.m.

  • Weather - Aug. 25, 2014

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

    Tuesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

    Wednesday

  • Looking Back - Aug. 25, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, Aug. 27 — The Las Vegas City Schools will dedicate four new buildings in ceremonies at the Legion Park, Elementary School tonight. The four new buildings are the Legion Park, Mora Ave. and Gallinas Elementary Schools, and the auto mechanics facility at the high school The new buildings represent a $318,329 project,  with $50,000 coming from the state and the rest from a $290,000 bond issue voted by the residents of the Las Vegas School District.