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The return of Carnegie Las Vegas Optic
Bill Carpaccio and Jorden Grimm are collaborating on restoration work at Las Vegas’ Carnegie Library. The building is the last Carnegie facility still being used as a library in New Mexico.

By Cindy Collins and Lee Einer
Special to the Optic

Carnegie Library is undergoing an exterior restoration, but more money is needed to finish the job.

The 113-year-old library, built in 1904, is in need of both cosmetic and structural help.

Community members have donated roughly $21,000 for the work, and the City of Las Vegas is contributing $1,189 for paint and other supplies.

Police union in duel with city Las Vegas Optic

Tensions between city of Las Vegas and the local police union are heating up. City officials are saying the police department is overstaffed, while officers maintain the department is understaffed.

Working for a healthier community Las Vegas Optic

By Sean Weaver
Highlands University

Osei Bissau felt helpless as he watched his friends and family struggle with heart disease. He felt powerless seeing relatives afflicted by cancer and diabetes.

Now he’s fighting back.

Bissau, a Highlands graduate student completing a human performance and sport degree with a concentration in wellness, is working to start a nonprofit to encourage healthy behaviors in underserved communities.

Trump administration renews border wall talk Las Vegas Optic

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S. border with Mexico must be part of the massive spending bill Congress is preparing, the White House budget director says.

Additional funding also must be included to hire more immigration agents, Mick Mulvaney told The Associated Press in an interview in which he laid out the top priorities of the president.

In Brief - News - April 23, 2017 Las Vegas Optic

Staff and wire reports
Legislature seeks legal help
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Legislature has sued Republican Gov. Susana Martinez over her budget vetoes that would effectively eliminate the legislative branch by cutting off its funding amid an escalating clash over how to resolve the state’s financial crisis.

The Democrat-led Legislature on Friday petitioned the New Mexico Supreme Court to block vetoes that would defund the legislative branch and all state institutions of higher education in the coming fiscal year.

Weather - April 23, 2017 Las Vegas Optic

Sunday

HIGH 73° / LOW 43°
Sunny, with a high near 73. South wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 43.
SUNRISE…SUNSET
6:18 a.m. to 7:41 p.m.

Monday

HIGH 81° / LOW 46°
Sunny, with a high near 81. Breezy. Monday night — mostly clear, with a low around 46. Windy.
SUNRISE…SUNSET
6:17 a.m. to 7:42 p.m.

Tuesday

Spring time fun Las Vegas Optic
Ethan, 4, and Isaac Urioste, 6, enjoy the Gallinas Riverwalk last week. Warmer weather has many residents enjoying area parks.

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