Today's News

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  • Noticias - Sept. 1, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help with the medical treatment expenses for Joel Baca. He has been receiving medical treatment in Denver at the University of Colorado Hospital and is battling several medical problems. The donation account is under Joel Baca at Wells Fargo bank.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 1, 2014

    • 104th Bean Day Celebration, Monday, Sept. 1, 9:30 a.m. parade, noon free barbecue, and 2 p.m. rodeo.

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3 in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.


  • Thank you for all you do

    “A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.”

    — Albert Einstein

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 1, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Labor in the U.S.A

    Blue collar, white collar, it doesn’t matter. They’re both collars.

    I’m referring, of course, to the workplace, where so many of us are little more than dogs on a leash, going only as far as our masters will let us, digging holes in the yard to bury the bones they throw us.

    Of course, that’s a pretty dark perspective on labor in the U.S.A., but it’s the way a lot of people view their jobs. And while it’s unfortunate, it’s also understandable, given the state of working for a living nowadays.

  • Stay hungry - Champion Cardinals look to keep focused

    Becoming a champion is tough enough. Staying a champion may be even tougher.

    The Robertson Cardinals, who begin their quest for a repeat on Friday night vs. Portales, are learning that this fall.

    “We’re not going to sneak up on people this year,” said RHS head coach Leroy Gonzalez. “(But) we’re not going to lose because we didn’t work hard.”

  • New system, new hope for Dons

    It’s not always easy for football players to buy into a new coach’s way of running things, especially when there’s been a history of turnover on the staff.

    But at West Las Vegas, Adrian Gonzales encountered plenty of positive vibes when he took over the team, and it’s not simply because he’s an alumnus of the green and gold.

    “There was already a sense of excitement even before I got hired,” he said. “Being that we’re in the same town, the kids were familiar with what we’ve done.”

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 1, 2014

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, (season finale), 1:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Bean Day Rodeo, Wagon Mound

  • Poor results for LV teachers

    The results are in, and they’re not pretty.

    Data provided to state lawmakers Wednesday during a joint meeting of the Legislative Finance Committee and Legislative Education Study Committee reveal that Las Vegas teachers performed poorly in the recently revamped teacher evaluation system.

    Statewide, three-fourths of New Mexico’s teachers were rated as effective or better. Las Vegas teachers didn’t come close to reaching that percentage.