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  • Que Pasa June 15, 2016

    6.18.2016
    SATURDAY
    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Noticias June 15, 2016

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    mlopez@
    lasvegasoptic.com
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    •Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Community First, Legion; Southwest Capital, Douglas; State Employees Credit Union, Mills. Optical: Eye Associates, Infinite Vision, Insight Optical, Walmart, Other: Alta Vista Hospital Gift Shop, Legion. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Pittsburgh skates to Cup triumph

    The Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH — When the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 2009, a dynasty appeared to be in the offing. It didn’t quite work out that way. Injuries and inconsistent postseason play sent the franchise into a full-fledged identity crisis.

  • Copa crowds averaging 40K fans

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Fans at some first-round Copa America games have arrived to see empty sections, even closed-off decks.

    Still, the tournament is averaging more than 40,000 fans per game, a figure certain to increase in the knockout rounds.

    When the United States hosted the World Cup in 1994, it set records with 3.6 million spectators and an average of almost 69,000. The first 20 Copa America matches through Sunday averaged 40,429.

  • Chihuahuas bite in extras

    It took 13 innings for the host El Paso Chihuahuas to put down the Albuquerque Isotopes in their series opener Monday night.

    El Paso won 2-1 largely on the strength of its strong pitching, which held the visiting Isotopes to five hits.

    Frank Garces started and went six innings for the Chihuahuas, limiting Albuquerque to one run on four hits and a walk.

  • James, Irving combine for 82 points, extend series

    By Janie McCauley
    AP Sports Writer

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Booed every time he touched the ball, LeBron James cut through Golden State’s defense and made layups look easy. Dunks and 3-pointers, so smooth, too.

    And Kyrie Irving also completely had his way with the Warriors.

    King James and Irving thoroughly overpowered the defending champions from every spot on the floor, and the Cavaliers are still alive to chase that elusive championship.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 15, 2016

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    •Las Vegas Little League tee-ball games, Keyes Park
    •La Plaza Little League tee-ball games, Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    •Las Vegas Little League tee-ball games, Keyes Park
    •La Plaza Little League tee-ball games, Rodriguez Park
    Softball

  • Locals help North dominate weekend

    Las Vegas Optic

    Brian Gonzales’ introduction to the two-day North-South baseball festivities was a happy one.

    The West Las Vegas Class of 2016 graduate and Dons standout smacked a triple and a single to go 2 for 3 in the North’s game one victory.

    It would be just the start of a heroic weekend for the Nasty North in the annual all-star extravaganza reserved for outstanding members of the outgoing senior class.

  • Grizzlies hang on, advance in playoff

    Las Vegas Optic

    With the Albuquerque Outlaws running out of time (and timeouts), their desperate final drive died inside the Las Vegas 5-yard line Sunday.

    The Outlaws and their small but rambunctious following wanted another down to snap the ball for what would’ve been a game-winning field goal.

    No dice.

    Officials ruled that time had expired, and the host Grizzlies held on to a 14-12 win in their playoff opener at the Herrera Complex.

  • Road Work Ahead

    With more than 500 miles of roads spread over 4,700 square miles, it’s not surprising that San Miguel County is constantly grappling with road maintenance issues.

    Complaints about deteriorating roads often dominate the public comment periods of County Commission meetings, and county officials are frequently inundated with complaints from constituents.