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  • Weather - July 8, 2011

    Friday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Northeast wind 10-15 mph, becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 61. West wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Saturday

  • 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.

  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

    Regulators to discuss PNM rate hike

    SANTA FE — New Mexico regulators are encouraging members of the public to comment on a proposed rate increase for customers of the state's largest electric utility.

    The state Public Regulation Commission is set to discuss the matter at its regular meeting in Santa Fe on Thursday. The commission is expected to make a final decision later this summer.

  • Dismissal sought in pay-to-play case

    By Jeri Clausing
    Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The indictment of a Las Cruces judge in a judicial corruption case with alleged ties to former Gov. Bill Richardson was based on a flawed grand jury process that allowed the introduction of hearsay and other improper evidence, the defense said in court filings released Tuesday.

  • The amazing Azure
  • Rosita Gallegos turns 104

    Submitted to the Optic

    Rosita Gallegos, a native of Las Vegas for more than 70 years, celebrated her 104th birthday on Sunday, June 26.

    A party was held in her honor at Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehab Center where she resides.  More than 70 friends and family members gathered for the celebration. She was serenaded by Juan Ortega with the traditional birthday song, “Las Mañanitas,” as well as other Spanish songs. A luncheon buffet of Mexican food was served.

  • Que Pasa - July 8, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • A low-cost vaccination clinic for pets will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 8 at the West Las Vegas middle school gym.The following services are being offered: rabies - $10, parvo/distemper - $10, feline/distemper - $10, deworming - $5, tape deworming - $5 - $15, and microchipping - $16. No appointment necessary. Dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers. Volunteers are also needed. To make an appointment for spay/neuter services, call 505-983-4309 ext.129. To help make these clinics possible, call 305-479-3618.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news`

    THUMBS UP! ANOTHER GREAT FIESTAS. Once again, friends and family, neighbors and visitors came for the greatest annual celebration Las Vegas has. This year’s 4th of July Fiestas was another great success.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 8, 2011
  • Dulcey Amargo: It’s not always easy

    Since March of this year, it has seemed a veritable slalom of zigzags placed in the path of Las Vegas City Schools as well as other school district employees.

    It was nice to see that Paul D. Henry Elementary was recognized for its success in student achievement in March. But before long, there was what educationalists designate as “disequilibration,” a term which generally denotes being out of balance.