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Today's News

  • Western wildfires forcing evacuations

    The Associated Press

    Crews in Colorado and New Mexico battled wildfires Sunday that were moving fast through parched forests, forcing scores of evacuations and destroying or damaging numerous structures.

    A blaze in northern Colorado was first reported Saturday morning and had grown to at least 8,000 acres by Sunday morning, while a fire in southern New Mexico was small for a few days until it began growing Friday, reaching about 10,000 acres.

  • Impact of more bear kills in NM remains unclear

    The Associated Press

    A year after conservationists opposed increasing the number of bears that hunters can kill in New Mexico, state wildlife officials say it’s far too early to gauge the impact of the new policy.

    But through June 1, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish responded to 36 bear complaints in the state, which is on par with last year’s 38 bear complaints through June 1.

    The department’s goal is to reduce the bear population in the state by 339 bears, from 5,919 to 5,580.

  • Looking Back - June 11, 2012

    In 1912

    Friday, June 7 — Last night’s rain was a real soaker. According to the Weather Bureau, 1.38 inches fell. It is called one of the heaviest and most beautiful rains of the year.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 11, 2012

    East board meeting is Tuesday

    The Las Vegas City Schools board will meet at 3 p.m. this Tuesday at the administration building, 901 Douglas Avenue. The purpose for the study session is to review and approve the draft 2012-13 budget.

  • Weather - June 11, 2012

    Monday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming south. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southeast wind 5-10 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 5-10 mph. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.  

  • Flag etiquette
  • Que Pasa - June 11, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas area Association of Educational Retirees June Meeting, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 11, at the Plaza Hotel Conservatory. The meetings will include a discussion of delegate numbers for State Convention and Planning for the 2012 NMAER State Convention. Direct any questions to Tomás at 575-421-2455.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Noticias - June 11, 2012

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

  • Blindsided by a shortfall

    Shortly after Las Vegas City Schools officials told the district’s employees last week that they are facing a $1.2 million shortfall in the 2012-13 budget, school board member Ernesto Salazar said he was blindsided by the news.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 11, 2012