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Today's News

  • Area resident sets speed record

    Pilot William E. Dubois has captured a national speed record. Dubois, an area resident, set a national speed record on a single-engine Ercoupe 415-CD in early April. He also holds the unofficial world speed record for his feat that was achieved with a flight between the Albuquerque International Sunport and Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in Amarillo, Texas on April 8.

    “It was exciting,” Dubois said during a recent interview at the Las Vegas Airport.

  • Time to celebrate
  • Highlands prez search hits snag

    New Mexico Highlands University regents are scheduled to vote on a new president on Tuesday, but any action they take could be vulnerable to a challenge.

    The university’s regents appear to have missed a key deadline for hiring the president. The snag could force regents to take corrective action, which could delay the hiring of a president by another three weeks.

    The person selected will replace President Jim Fries, who announced that he would be retiring effective June 30.

  • PED: Number of teacher licenses up

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Despite claims that high-stake testing and a new evaluation system are turning educators away from teaching, the New Mexico Public Education Department says the state is on pace to issue around 9,600 new and renewed teacher licenses, marking a 41 percent increase since 2011.

    The agency said this week that New Mexico also is expected to issue more than 2,000 new licenses this year — the largest number in six years.

  • In Brief - News - June 1, 2015

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  • Looking Back - June 1, 2015

    In 1965

  • Looking ahead - News - June 1, 2015

    Swimming lessons offered
    The Highlands University pool will be offering swimming lessons for children 4 and older starting today (Monday) at 10 a.m. through Thursday. Cost is $30 for eight lessons. For information call 454-3073.

  • Weather - June 1, 2015

    Monday
    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 54 by 4 p.m. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9 p.m. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 51. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 10-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 49.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 83. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 50.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    5:47 a.m. to 8:11 p.m.

  • Students of the month - June 1
  • Noticias - June 1, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call CASA at 454-0223 or visit the office to work with children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. Children are in state custody and living in foster care.