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  • Code officers to crack down on fliers

    City of Las Vegas Code Enforcement officers are asking individuals, businesses and organizations to stop placing fliers on vehicles, and they’re warning that anyone caught doing so could be cited for violating city ordinances.

    “We’re just trying to keep the city clean at this point,” said Rodney Perea, the city’s enforcement specialist services supervisor. “A lot of the fliers blow off and end up littering.”

  • NM high court orders back pay for state workers

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Thousands of state workers are owed back pay totaling millions of dollars, New Mexico’s highest court ruled Thursday in a victory for unions representing public employees.

    The state Supreme Court affirmed a Court of Appeals decision that determined about 11,000 state workers are entitled to retroactive pay increases because former Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration didn’t follow union contracts in distributing money provided by the Legislature about five years ago.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 3, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Girl killed in shooting
    ALBUQUERQUE — Police say an 8-year-old Albuquerque girl has been killed a day before her birthday following a shooting near an Albuquerque community center.
    KOB-TV reports that Albuquerque police said that Sunni Rae Reza was shot Friday as a man, the girl and the girl’s father were driving near the Alamosa Community Center. That when police say someone began shooting at the vehicle.
    It’s unclear the motive for the shooting.

  • Looking Back - June 3, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 3, 2013

    Free lunch for Pecos students

    Pecos Schools summer food program will provide free meals starting today to June 21. Breakfast takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both at Pecos Elementary. Meals will be available to all children. For more information, call Emily Ortiz at 505-757-4701.

  • Weather - June 3, 2013

    Monday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 54. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, becoming northwest 10-15 mph after midnight.

    Tuesday

  • Poster contest winner
  • HU graduate featured in Bloomberg Businessweek

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University social work graduate Gina DeLuca was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek for advocating to increase the sub-minimum wage for waitresses.

    Congress is debating legislation that would increase both the national regular minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and the sub-minimum wage of $2.13 for workers who are tipped.

  • Que Pasa - June 3, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Pecos Schools Summer Food Program will provide free meals starting on Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 21. Breakfast takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both at Pecos Elementary. Meals will be available to all children. For more information, contact Emily Ortiz at 505-757-4701.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Noticias - June 3, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • David, Julian and Joey Martinez of Sheridan lost their home and all of their belongings recently to a structure fire. A donation account has been opened at the State Employees Credit Union for the family. They are also accepting donations of clothing and household items. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information or to drop off donations, contact Jesus at 505-920-8659