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  • Report from Commission: LVPD handled May 5 incident well

    A report from an independent commission backs up the actions of Las Vegas Police in handling a May 5 incident on Eighth Street, near the Highlands University campus.

    The incident, which involved Highlands University football players, resulted in two arrests and injuries to police, including one injury severe enough to keep a sergeant off the job for weeks. 

  • WLV Middle School nearly ready to re-open its doors

    Renovations at West Las Vegas Middle School are wrapping up, just in time to welcome students for a new school year.

    Construction crews are currently working to make the final adjustments to bring the building into compliance with fire codes.

  • Man sentenced for sex abuse

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    District Attorney Richard D. Flores states that Louis I. Vigil, 46, has been convicted of multiple counts of sexually assaulting a child: three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor — a first-degree felony — and two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, which is a second-degree felony.

  • Local cast, crew to put on Missoula production Saturday

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    When Captain Hook sends his right-hand man Smee on a quest to capture Peter Pan, it’s seemingly business as usual — at first.

    Little does Hook realize what fantastic adventures await him and his pirate posse in their search for the elusive Peter Pan.

  • Stuart Gelzer’s Himalayan photography exhibit at 2 Ten Galeria

    A Highlands University media arts faculty member’s photography exhibition titled, Kumanoni: People of the Indian Himalayas, is in the 2 Ten Galeria on the Historic Las Vegas Plaza.

    Stuart Gelzer’s solo exhibition of portraits taken during five weeks in the mountains of India in spring 2018 continues through Aug. 8.

    Gelzer, who grew up in West Africa and India, said the theme of his photography exhibition is people in the context of their daily lives.

  • Council meeting comes to halt over agenda dispute

    There has been discussion during recent  Las Vegas City Council meetings about Councilors Barbara Perea-Casey and Vince Howell getting items onto regular agendas. 

    Wednesday, three Councilors decided they'd had enough. 

  • Accreditation intact, Luna addresses other goals

    One week removed from the Higher Learning Commission's announcement that its accreditation would remain in place, the Luna Community College Board of Trustees used Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting to touch on several unrelated topics.

    Vice President of Finance and Administration Donna Flores said the first phase of a large Luna audit has been completed.

  • Local districts set to crunch PARCC stats

    Standardized testing scores show students across New Mexico scored higher in language and math over previous years, according to results released by the Public Education Department on Thursday.

    Statewide results from the test called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career, or PARCC, show 31 percent of students scored proficient in language and 22 percent scored proficient in math. These are the biggest percentage gains in the four years the PARCC exams have been administered.

  • Fun in the shade

    Dozens of children showed up for a July 11 event at Carnegie Park.

    The event involved presentations and activities, such as face painting.

  • Cowboy art exhibition in Ray Drew Gallery

    New Mexico Highlands Universitypresents a National Day of the Cowboy Art Exhibition in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery, which began on July 8 and ends Aug. 22.

    The exhibit features New Mexico artists who have lived the cowboy way. The artists reception will be Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the gallery, in Donnelly Library at 802 National Ave.