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  • Looking Ahead - News - April 30, 2012

    City budget hearing is today

    The city of Las Vegas is scheduled to hold a daylong budget hearing today, April 30, at City Hall, 1700 N. Grand Avenue. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with a presentation by the city manager and finance director of the preliminary fiscal year 2013 budget.

  • Weather - April 30, 2012

    Isolated showers before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a west wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to between 20 and 25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 46. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to between 10 and 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.


  • In Brief - Local News - April 30, 2012

    West teacher remains on leave
    A 17-year veteran of the West Las Vegas School district remains on paid administrative leave.

    West Las Vegas Superintendent Ruben Cordova put Frank Herrera on leave on Feb. 17 due to a pending investigation by the local city police. Authorities have yet to disclose what exactly is being investigated.

  • Abuse Awareness
  • Que Pasa - April 30, 2012

    • Grand opening and ribbon cutting for Enterprise Rent-a-Car, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30 at 500 Railroad Ave. For more information, call 454-1736.

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Say Hola to Spanish at the Circus” by Susan Middleton Elya. This week’s theme is Cinco de Mayo. Free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - April 30, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Brain Injury Support Group, meets at 1 p.m. first Thursday of the month at El Centro Medical Clinic, 1235 Eighth St. For more information, call Duane at 505-699-2491 or call the Brain Injury Association of NM Office at 505-292-7414.

    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.

  • All in the Vigil family

    Robert Vigil, the former state treasurer and convicted felon, played the media card recently. When the Albuquerque Journal’s Thomas Cole wrote an article about how he’s transferred his old campaign funds to his brother’s and his wife’s campaigns, Vigil brushed it aside, saying what he did is perfectly legal and that the Journal was just trying to sell papers.

    Of course, he didn’t say anything about ethics, but no one would expect that. After all, it was the law, not ethics, that was his undoing.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 30, 2012
  • Editor's Note - A psychological impact

    In the afterglow of a successful President’s Gala at Highlands University, I can’t help but wonder what will come of it.

    The most obvious results are that more than $100,000 was raised to help Highlands students pay for their educations, and support for President Jim Fries was celebrated, and solidified, as never before.

    But I think the gala’s success was more than that.

    For Highlands and Las Vegas alike, I think the gala was a psychological boost, in a manner that’s unprecedented at least in recent years.

  • Lady Dons district softball champs

    Completing an unbeaten run through the District 2-3A schedule, the West Las Vegas softball team routed host Taos 18-0 and 20-1 on Saturday as the regular season came to a close on the road.

    The Lady Dons are 21-5 overall and 9-0 in district.