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  • Looking Back - Aug. 14, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Aug. 13 — Miss Wardie Maloof, a senior at Robertson High School and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George O. Maloof of Las Vegas, was a blue ribbon winner in public speaking, senior division at the 4-H State Encampment held at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, last week. Miss Maloof was also a blue ribbon winner in public speaking, junior division, in 1960 at the district elimination held in Roy. For state and national awards, Miss Maloof must submit her record book in the National 4-H Awards Program before Sept. 1.

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 14, 2013

    Story Time at Carnegie
    Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Dark” by Lemony Snicket. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Aug. 14, 2013

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming south 5-10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming light southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.


  • First case of human plague

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed the first human case of plague this year.

    State health officials said Monday a 15-year-old boy from Torrance County currently is hospitalized in stable condition. His name hasn’t been released.

    Health officials say an environmental investigation will take place at the teen’s home to look for ongoing risk to others in the area.

  • Flooding hits Vegas area

    By Martín Salazar and Art Trujillo
    Las Vegas Optic

    It was sunny outside on Friday evening, and Michael Romero was painting when he heard it.

    “I just heard a big roar and trees breaking,” the owner of Michael’s Precision Automotive at 514 S. Commerce St. said.

  • Puckering for a porcine
  • Man booked for fifth DWI

    A 58-year-old Ribera Man was arrested earlier this month for driving drunk for the fifth time, according to state police.
    Court documents filed last week identify the driver has Louie J. Rivera, who resides on Highway 3 Curruco Road.

    Rivera was arrested on Aug. 2 and appears to have been released on bond from the San Miguel County Detention Center three days later. Online court records state that his bond was set at $1,000.

  • Union Elementary reopening at West

    When West Las Vegas students return to school next Monday they will see several changes. Some will be returning to the newly remodeled Union Street Elementary, and at the high school students will by trying out something called  5X5 Block Scheduling.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 12, 2013

    In 1963
    Monday, Aug. 12 — The Las Vegas Airport recorded 1.04 inches of precipitation Saturday and Sunday while Fritz Broeske’s rain gauge in the Gallinas Canyon registered over two inches. The high yesterday was 79, the low last night 54, and the noontime reading 74. The forecast is for more afternoon and evening thunderstorms and thundershowers. Weekend rains drenched all sections of New Mexico and more showers were forecast for Monday.

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 12, 2013

    Two Nook HD’s to be raffled
    Friends of the Las Vegas Carnegie Library will raffle two Nook HD’s at the people’s Faire at 4 p.m. this Saturday. Raffle tickets are $2. All donations and sales benefit the Carnegie Library. For more information, call Gina Harris at 575-641-5455.