Today's News

  • Noticias - July 6, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • A survivors fund has been set up for the families of Gene Hern and Frank Romero. The following are the accounts: Children of Gene Hern, Wells Fargo account number 7040660958 and the widow of Frank Romero, Wells Fargo account number 7040660941.

    • The city of Las Vegas employee union has set up memorial funds for Gene Hern and Frank Romero at the State Employees Credit Union. The Hern account number is 3001582700 and the Romero account is 3001582710.

  • EDC must step up

    The Las Vegas-San Miguel Economic Development Corporation would be teetering on dissolution were it not for a handful of people determined to keep it afloat. They’ve got their work cut out for them.

    Last week, Matt Martinez, chairman of the EDC, and Lavinia Fenzi, interim executive director, attended a San Miguel County Commission meeting to ask for $10,000 for the agency. What they got was $5,000 and some pointed remarks about the effectiveness of its work.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 6, 2011
  • Work of Art: Same stuff, different day

    “You guys keep printing the same news, and you even copy from each other.” There isn’t a newsperson alive who hasn’t needed to refute these charges.

    Most of us have experienced that this-sounds-familiar phenomenon either when reading the paper or listening to the news:  the same word order, the same chronology.

  • Crespin rematch Friday night

    The much-anticipated professional boxing match between Las Vegas light middleweight Arturo Crespin and Canadian Janks Trotter ended unceremoniously back on March 18 at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix.

    An apparently accidental headbutt in the second round opened an ugly gash on Crespin’s face, and referee Tony Zaino stopped the fight, resulting in a no-contest draw.

    It was a disappointment for “El Toro,” who had won four consecutive bouts going into the match with Trotter.

  • A Fiesta First


  • HU hires rodeo coach

    Las Vegas Optic and NMHU

    Jordan Taton, a two-time national champion, has been named the new head coach of the New Mexico Highlands University rodeo program.

    The announcement of the latest hire by NMHU Athletic Director Ed Manzanares came late this past week.

  • Aragon goes 3 for 3 on 18th birthday

    Instead of blowing out candles for his 18th birthday, Nicholas Aragon was hitting baseballs in Puerto Rico.

    Aragon celebrated his birthday June 29 by connecting three times in as many at-bats, including a double, for Team USA against the San Juan (Puerto Rico) Jets in an 8-4 loss.

    Aragon also scored a run in the game.

    He also pitched for Team USA, allowing one hit and facing five batters.

    Aragon is playing as a member of the USA Coast to Coast team.

  • Youth soccer sign-up opens

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting registrations for the 2011 fall season through August. Parents may register their youngsters online at lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or at DesertGate Internet 118 Bridge Street, Las Vegas.

    Those with questions are asked to call Shelby or Rachel Curtis at 505-652-4101.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports July 6, 2011

    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Yo Momma vs. Young Bucks, 6:30 p.m., Good Doodz vs. Buzzards, 7:30 p.m., city complex

    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s game: Lady Warriors vs. Bud-Dick’s- Night Owl, 7:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Dream Team vs. Chuggers RESCHEDULED to Aug. 16