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  • Looking Ahead - News - July 3, 2013

    Trash pickup unaffected by holiday

    The city of Las Vegas solid waste Transfer Station will be closed Thursday and Friday, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. All trash pickup routes, however, will be running as scheduled. Call 426-3217 for more information.

  • Weather - July 3, 2013

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. South wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

    Thursday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Light west wind becoming southwest 5-10 mph in the morning. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

  • Que Pasa - July 3, 2013

    THURSDAY JUEVES
    • Fourth of July Fiestas, music entertainment — 6 p.m. Inez Gallegos-Lujan, 7 p.m. Los Malcriados and 8 p.m. Los Latineerz on Thursday, July 4 at Plaza Park.
    • The reunion of the band Cascabel, 8 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, July 4 at El Rialto Patio Ballroom. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, call 426-9429.
    • San Miguel County Offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. Offices will re-open on Friday, July 5.

  • Let’s keep area safe

    It’s difficult to look at the photograph of 19 young men, members of an Arizona Hotshot crew — some of its members only in their 20’s — without being saddened, without personalizing the fact that they died while trying to protect their neighbors’ property.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 5, 2013
  • Work of Art: Language interference? No way

    This isn’t going to be a discourse on the “English Only” movement, which is gaining momentum in many areas. Expressing my opinions on the monolingual approach would take far more time and space than is available here.
    But I once fell victim to a virulent e-mail forwarder from Deming. She sent to everyone in her address book a treatise by a congressman whose take on learning any language but English seemed — at least to me — bigoted. The politico’s dictum was: English is what is spoken in the U.S.; if you don’t like it, leave.

  • Locals excel in state Jr. Olympic track

    Four members of the Meadow City Track Club earned high placings in the recent New Mexico Junior Olympic Track and Field meet held June 22 in Rio Rancho.

    Next for qualifiers is the Region X Junior Olympic championships July 4-7 in Mesa, Ariz.

    The four local athletes are Moises Coca, Anabella Miller, Cameron Flores and Austin Abeyta. Morgan Montaño is a coach and organizer of the Meadow City Track Club, which includes young athletes from both Las Vegas school districts. The group has been going strong for several years.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 3, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Roswell Invaders, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League: men’s division games, Bombers vs. Havoc, 6 p.m., Brew Crew vs. Vegas Boyz, 7:15 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Roswell Invaders, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball

  • Peaceful end to standoff

    A tense, hours-long standoff between police and an armed man who barricaded himself in his Douglas Avenue apartment early Friday morning ended peacefully with the man’s surrender.

    The man, Roland Romero Jr., 27, who resides at an apartment at 1020 Douglas Avenue, had allegedly struck a woman in the face with a handgun and then threatened to kill her while he and others were “partying” on the 900 block of South Pacific earlier in the night. Romero was given a ride back to his residence, but when police showed up there, he refused to surrender.

  • Fostering Creativity