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Today's News

  • Memphis overpowering

    Submitted to the Optic

    Neither team struggled for offense Thursday night, but the Albuquerque Isotopes (56-70) couldn’t keep up with the Memphis Redbirds (68-58) and were outslugged 17-7 in game three of their four-game series.

  • Goodbye, Candlestick

    The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park — the stadium where the city’s beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.

    The storied venue was expected to shut down after an evening concert by former Beatle Paul McCartney. It will then be demolished to make way for a housing, retail and entertainment development.

  • Redskins appeal trademark ruling

    The Associated Press

    ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins on Thursday formally appealed a ruling that stripped the team of trademark protection, the latest legal maneuver in the franchise’s attempt to defend its name against those who consider it a racial slur.

    The team announced that it had filed its complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and that it “points out the many errors” in the decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 18, 2014

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 6:35 p.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 6:35 p.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Friday
    Baseball

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 18, 2014

    WLV speaker series announced
    West Las Vegas student-athletes are invited to attend the first of a series of special guest speaker events at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the WLVHS gymnasium. All athletes, parents and the public welcome.

    Crespin boxing tickets on sale
    Las Vegas pro boxer Arturo Crespin is fighting in the co-main event of a card on Aug. 30 in Albuquerque. Call Carlos Crespin, 429-4068, for ticket information.

    We want your sports

  • 2 businesses on auction list

    The tax man cometh.

    Gonzales Funerals & Cremations and El Rialto Restaurant have fallen years behind on their property taxes, prompting the state Taxation and Revenue Department to initiate the process of putting the two properties up for public auction on Sept. 3.

    The two businesses have been fixtures in Las Vegas for decades.

    Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, located on Hot Springs, has been delinquent on its property taxes for more than 10 years, racking up $55,000 in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest.

  • Local boy in Kids’ Cook-Off

    During the summer, Luis Ortega can normally be seen working soil at the local La Milpa Community Garden alongside his beloved grandparents, but this year there was a change of plans for the Brooklyn resident in winter and Las Vegas resident in summer.

  • Federal firearms charge filed

    A San Miguel County man previously convicted of first-degree murder in Taos has been indicted on a firearms charge as part of a federal initiative that targets “the worst of the worst” offenders, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

    The federal indictment filed in July charges Earl Thomas Romo, 27, of Las Vegas, with unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition in San Miguel County on Aug. 19, 2013. Romo made his first appearance in federal court Wednesday morning.

  • Rabies confirmed in bat found here

    A 3-year-old child is receiving vaccinations after rabies was confirmed in a bat she came in contact with in San Miguel County, the state Health Department said.

    “Rabies is fatal in humans. If you have been exposed to a rabid animal, rabies can be prevented with a series of vaccinations,” Health Secretary Retta Ward said in a news release issued this week. “We want to remind everyone to avoid any animal that is on the ground. It could have rabies and pass it on to you.”

  • Looking Back - Aug. 15, 2014

    In 1964

    Thursday, Aug. 20, 1964 — Frank Herrera, Margarito Valdez and Leland Abreu, have been selected to coach the West Las Vegas Dons this season. Herrera is in his fourth season as a coach. The Dons have 26 boys on the squad and believe they will have the strongest team they have had in several years. They open their season against Los Lunas.