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Daughter, dad are now Luna graduates Las Vegas Optic
Gary Gallegos and his daughter, Jasmine Gallegos, both graduated from Luna Community College last month.

By Jesse Gallegos, Luna Community College

When she was 8 years old, Jasmine Gallegos was her dad Gary’s designated go-fer, handing him wrenches and other tools while he worked on cars.

Later, she followed him into full-time mechanic work and then into work as volunteer firefighters.

Cinco de Mayo ‘brawl’ results in child abuse ... Las Vegas Optic
E. Lujan, C. Martinez and D. Anaya

By Ryan Lowery, Special to the Optic

What should have been a fun celebration of Cinco de Mayo deteriorated into a fight that resulted in three people being charged with felony child abuse.

Elauterio L. Lujan, 38, of Las Vegas, faces one count of third-degree felony child abuse, and one count of misdemeanor aggravated battery. He was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center May 9, and released the next day on a $2,000 bond.

Deadline arrives for clergy abuse claims Las Vegas Optic

By Susan Montoya Bryant, The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE— Monday marked the deadline for filing claims against New Mexico’s largest Roman Catholic diocese as it wades through a bankruptcy prompted by the clergy sex abuse scandal.

Lawyers for hundreds of people who are submitting claims are hopeful the case will shed more light on a scandal that has rocked parishes across the globe.

Report: Santa Fe losing millions, thanks to Airbn... Las Vegas Optic

The Associated Press

SANTA FE— A new report says Santa Fe is missing out on about $3.8 million in lodger and gross receipts taxes annually thanks to short-term rental units.

The Albuquerque Journal says the report issued Wednesday by the nonprofit group Homewise Inc. says hosts from apps like Airbnb aren’t following city’s ordinances and the city should do more to enforce the laws.

Thoughtful divergence Las Vegas Optic

Today I’m on my “fairness kick.” I jump on that wagon whenever the mood strikes, but mostly when I become aware of what I perceive as unfairness.

I’m about to provide a short list of such unfairnesses  as they come along, and I certainly don’t wish for concord; I don’t expect too many readers to agree and begin gee-whizzing my erudition.

Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, June 19 Las Vegas Optic

Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, June 19

Qué Pasa, Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Las Vegas Optic

Friday, June 21
Somos Familia Family Institute will host its 2019 Solstice Celebration Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Somos Familia is at 312 Bibb Industrial Drive, directly across from UPS. Light refreshments will be served; a handmade quilt will be raffled. There is no fee for the event, but contributions are always appreciated.
Somos Familia is a 501(c)(3) that provides behavioral health services to those who have been referred from the courts or support agencies or who have self-referred for services.

Friday-Sunday, July 5-7

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