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  • Play preparations
  • Court strikes down ‘no criticism’ rule

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A federal judge has come down hard on New Mexico village officials who tried to ban residents from saying anything negative at council meetings.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that U.S. District Judge James O. Browning issued an injunction Monday finding that the village of Ruidoso’s rule or policy barring speakers from being critical is “an unconstitutional burden on free speech.”

  • VA officials knew of wait time problems

    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — An audit by the Veterans Affairs health care network in the Southwest shows officials knew years ago that employees were manipulating data on doctor appointments.

    The 2012 audit and other records obtained by The Arizona Republic found hospitals and clinics in Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas chronically violated department policy and created inaccurate data on patient wait times using a variety of methods despite a national directive to stop the practices.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - June 25, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Artists: ‘Black Place’ in peril
    NAGEEZI, N.M.  — Some artists and environmentalists are concerned that oil and gas drilling is encroaching on the black, white and gray hills in northwestern New Mexico made famous in Georgia O’Keeffe’s drawings and paintings.

  • Looking Back - June 25, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, June 25 — The West Las Vegas Police Department members held their first department meeting following reorganization of the department. The current force includes Chief Melecio Perea,. Patrolman John Flores, Ptl. George Salazar; Meter Maid Margie Gallegos; Sgt. Paul Mares, Ptl. Andy Vigil and Ptl. Ray Garduño.

  • Weather - June 25, 2014

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest 10-15 mph in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 56.

    Friday

  • Tidying up
  • Que Pasa - June 25, 2014

    FRIDAY
    VIERNES
    • 10th Annual Synergy Fest, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 27 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.synergyfest.com.

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO

  • Sánchez named NMHU distinguished alumnus

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Shaun Sánchez, a leader in the United States National Wildlife Refuge system, was named a distinguished New Mexico Highlands University alumnus for this Friday and Saturday’s Summer Alumni Reunion.

    Sánchez will be recognized at the alumni dinner at 6 p.m. Friday in the ballroom of the Student Union Building at the northwest corner of National Avenue and 8th Street.

  • Noticias - June 25, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community 1st, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.