Today's News

  • Noticias - July 6, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.
    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 or 426-7594 for more information.

  • Que Pasa - July 6, 2015

    • El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association board meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 at 49 Mirasol Road in Ojitos Frios Ranches Subdivision. Open to the public.

    • The Tecolote Land Grant Board of Trustees meeting has been rescheduled to 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 11 at the Tecolote Community Center in Tecolote.  

  • A step in the right direction

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Portland (Maine) Press Herald and was originally published Thursday.

    The issues pile up: affordable housing shortage, college loan defaults, expanded social assistance program budgets, underfunded retirements.

    We treat them all like separate problems, but they all come from the same source: income inequality and stagnant wages for the middle class.

  • Editorial cartoons - July 6, 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - The latest chapter in civil rights

    Americans have seen a lot of civil rights advancements over the past half-century, with a launching point for other causes coming with the modern-day Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ‘60s.

  • Sister act, the sequel: Serena vs. Venus

    By Howard Fendrich
    AP Tennis Writer

    LONDON — Just like old times.

    Used to be that a match involving Miss Williams vs. Miss Williams, as they like to say at the All England Club, was a regular occurrence at the latter stages of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world.

  • Vegas’ win streak ends

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers saw their season-high six-game winning streak come to an end with back-to-back losses at Garden City (Kans.).

    Robbers were held to five hits in a 3-1 pitchers’ duel Thursday night, just a day after their team-record 32-9 rout of the Wind. Zack Russell-Myers went the distance on the mound for the home team, striking out seven and allowing one unearned run on five hits and one walk.

  • Mora-La Plaza: Instant classic

    Mora Little League’s Juniors baseball team recently made history by capturing its first-ever District 4 championship in front of its hometown fans.

    And the guys in green did it in such a way that Hollywood couldn’t script any better.

    La Plaza Little League’s Juniors All-Stars had a strong start to the championship game, grabbing a 7-2 lead going into the final set of at-bats. La Plaza was three outs away from the title on enemy turf at Mora High School’s field.

  • Victory lap
  • July 18 run to benefit Pecos XC

    Las Vegas Optic

    Area runners and walkers are invited to take part in a benefit run and walk Saturday, July 18, in Glorieta.

    The event will benefit the Pecos High School and Middle School cross country programs.  

    A 5-kilometer run and walk for those 10 and older will begin at 8 a.m. at the Glorieta Camps. Then a 1-kilometer fun run for children younger than 10 will take place at 9:30 a.m.