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Today's News

  • Show features original works honoring veterans

    Submitted to the Optic

    The concept for “New Mexico Heroes,” a show with original works for, by, and about veterans, began as part of a state-wide initiative using the arts to serve veterans and facilitated by the state-sponsored New Mexico Arts.

    The Nat Gold Players will present this production Saturday at the Palms Event Center on the Plaza, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 7 p.m.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017

    8.5.2017, Saturday

    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 2017 Places in the Past historic homes and buildings tour, featuring “Ghost Stories,” will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tour features nine historic properties, each with its own story to tell of adventurous spirits and restless souls. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, call 425-8803 or visit www.lvcchp.org.

  • (Senior) Olympic dreams

    When Rose Lucero was in school back in the 1950s and 60s, she wanted to play organized basketball.

    Such opportunities just weren’t available to girls in those days before federal Title IX and other gender-equity laws were introduced.

    Lucero, whose athletic inclinations and talents never quite went away even without the chance to showcase them, had to wait. In the late 1990s — decades later — she learned about Las Vegas’ Senior Olympics program, and in 2001 she gave it a try.

  • RHS to host volleyball camp for youngsters

    From Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Robertson High School volleyball team will be hosting a volleyball camp for children entering second through seventh grades for this upcoming school year.

    The camp starts Monday, Aug. 7, and goes through Thursday, Aug. 10, with daily sessions from 9 a.m. to noon at Mike Marr Gym. The cost is $30 per child. Participants are asked to wear appropriate athletic shoes and bring their own water bottle and snack. Kneepads are also recommended.

  • Deadlines near for youth football, soccer

    Deadlines are approaching for local youngsters to get signed up for youth football and soccer leagues this fall. The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is registering participants for its youth football league through Aug. 12.

    Forms and information are available at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Coaches are also needed and must complete volunteer applications, also available at the Rec. The youth football league includes Juniors (ages 8-10) and Seniors (ages 11-12) divisions. Sports physicals are required for these tackle-football divisions.

  • Isotopes nip Iowa in 12 innings

    Jordan Patterson’s sacrifice fly allowed Ryan McMahon to score the winning run in walk-off fashion Tuesday night, and the Albuquerque Isotopes edged visiting Iowa 7-6 in 12 innings.

    The win salvaged a split of the four-game series. Patterson also hit his team-high 22nd home run for the Topes, who were idle on Wednesday.

  • Are you afraid of ghosts?

    Las Vegas has a long, dark history, ranging from hangings in the Plaza Park to spirits roaming in historic homes.

    Saturday, the spirits will headline this year’s Places with a Past Historic Homes and Buildings Tour featuring “Ghost Stories.”

    “I’ve heard since I have lived in Las Vegas about all the ghosts here,” said tour organizer Kathy Hendrickson, who relocated to Las Vegas six years ago. “I’ve heard about Byron T. Mills at the Plaza Hotel along with others, including my own house.”

  • City approves amended budget

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    After more than two hours of lively public input and discussion, the Las Vegas City Council passed ­­­a Fiscal 2018 budget resolution — just hours before the state deadline to submit it.

    Needing to submit a balanced FY18 budget to the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration, the council tried for a second time to approve a budget Monday. Last Wednesday, the council held a special meeting where its budget was disapproved by a 2-1 vote; Councilman David Romero wasn’t present.

  • Drug convicts sentenced to prison time

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    San Miguel County District Attorney Richard D. Flores recently announced three individuals, convicted of drug trafficking offenses, were sentenced to prison.

  • Snedeker is no longer warden of Detention Center

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    Friday was Patrick Snedeker’s last day as the warden of the San Miguel County Detention Center. County officials haven’t released any information about why his employment has ended. County Manager Vidal Martinez and County Commission Chair Rock Ulibarri both thanked Snedeker for his service of more than a decade to the county, but neither would say why Snedeker’s employment has ended, or whether it was voluntary.