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  • Looking Back - August 12, 2011

    In 1911

    Friday, Aug. 11 — Late yesterday evening death ended the brief existence of the baby girl found Wednesday night on the doorstep of Geraldo Flores’ home on the West side. Maria Figueroa, a young woman 25 years of age, has confessed ... that she is the mother of the child. She told the sheriff also that Tomas Flores, son of the man at whose house the baby was discovered, is the father of the infant. The girl was placed under arrest today. She and young Flores probably will be arraigned in a justice court on a charge of murder.

  • Looking Ahead - News August 12, 2011

    People’s Faire is this weekend
    The 33rd consecutive Las Vegas People’s Faire will take place Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14, at Carnegie Library Park. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. In addition to food venders and festivities, this year the fair will host some 50 artists, craftspeople and non-profit groups.

  • Weather - August 12, 2011

    Friday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind 5 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 59. South wind 5 mph, becoming north.

    Saturday
    Showers and thunderstorms likely with heavy rain possible. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    Sunday

  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas remains 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 if they are using recycled water.

  • Block loses spot as Public Regulation Commission vice chair

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has voted to remove embattled Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. from his vice chairman’s post.
    The vote came Thursday during a regular meeting in Santa Fe. Block did not attend the meeting.

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  • Que Pasa - August 12, 2011

    TODAY HOY

    • Immaculate Conception Parish is beginning registration for religious education classes for the 2011-12 school year. Registration will take place at the school from noon to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday until Aug. 12. Classes begin on Aug. 22. Sessions run for 1-1/2 hours once a week. Sessions are on Monday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost, to help defray cost of books, is $35 for the year. For information, contact Rita Garcia at 454-0685 or 425-1455.

  • Noticias - August 12, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 12, 2011
  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP - PEOPLE, IT’S FAIRE TIME. That’s right, it’s time once again for the Peoples Faire, a two-day event again this year filled with arts and crafts, music, food and entertainment. It’ll be going on at Carnegie Park, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday this weekend, so don’t miss out.