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Today's News

  • Cowboys Reunion Centennial Celebration and Heritage Week Schedule

    8.1.15
    SATURDAY

    10 a.m.
    Cowboys Reunion Centennial Celebration Parade will begin at the Railroad Roundhouse, north on Railroad Avenue until Douglas Avenue, west on Douglas until 12th Street, north of 12th Street until National, west on National and Bridge Street and ending at Plaza Park. For more information visit, www.lvcowboyreunion.com.

    1 to 10 p.m.

  • Shame on Luna board

    Their conduct is so outrageous and so shocking that we hardly know where to begin.

    We’re talking about the Luna Community College Board of Trustees and its decision last week to terminate the school’s presidential search and to offer Leroy “Huero” Sanchez the presidency.

  • Work of Art: Maybe we’d rather not know

    SALT LAKE CITY — All the way along the route to what locals call Mormon Central, I thought about my friend Vince Distasio, who was a colleague back in the late ‘60s, when we taught at Cuba High School.

    Back then, there were a lot of Highlands University alumni: Rosalie and Neil Niebes, Jack Bradley, Marcella Fuentes, Tomas  Salazar, Elias Garcia, Joe Ray Atencio, Peter Arguello, Ruben Cordova, Robert Romero and me.

  • Rally falls short - Team New Mexico finishes among top four in region; LVLL 9-10 softball No. 2 in state

    SANTA FE — They didn’t go down without a fight.

    On the field or in the stands.

    Playing as state champion Team New Mexico, La Plaza Juniors softball All-Stars battled almost all the way back from a 9-1 deficit against Team Louisiana only to lose 13-8 on Monday in the Southwest Regional.

    With the loss, New Mexico was eliminated from the tournament three wins shy of the Junior League World Series. On the positive side, the team finished as one of the top four in the region alongside East Texas, West Texas and Louisiana.

  • Robbers fade as season closes

    Ending the Pecos League season on a three-game slide, the Las Vegas Train Robbers dropped a Monday doubleheader at Garden City, Kans.

    As the league’s attention turns to the playoffs that begin Wednesday, the Train Robbers’ future in Las Vegas remains in doubt. While questions linger about the level of support the semipro team enjoys in the Meadow City, no official decision had been announced as of press time.

  • Topes’ Story PCL Player of Week

    Submitted to the Optic

    Albuquerque Isotopes infielder Trevor Story has been tabbed Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for July 20-26, the league office announced Monday morning.

    He is the first Isotopes position player to receive a weekly accolade since Alex Castellanos on July 1-7, 2013.

  • With Boston out, L.A. could emerge with Olympic bid

    The Associated Press

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — With Boston no longer in contention, IOC President Thomas Bach urged U.S. Olympic leaders on Tuesday to pick “the most appropriate city” as a substitute candidate for the 2024 Games. Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles could fit the bill perfectly, according to several IOC board members.

    The U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties with Boston on Monday, finally pulling the plug on a bid that had been hampered by dismal poll ratings, strong local opposition and months of political wrangling.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 29, 2015

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • Las Vegas adult league games: WOMEN, All-Star game, 6:30 p.m.; MEN, All-Star Game, 8 p.m.; city softball complex

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Saturday
    Baseball

  • Staffing changes at East

    In just a few weeks Las Vegas City Schools students will return to school. Upon their return, they will notice several administrative changes that took effect recently.

    Former Paul D. Henry Elementary principal Anthony Marquez will return to the school district after a year hiatus. In 2013, Marquez was given his walking papers by former superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez, but he has since been rehired.

    Marquez will now serve as principal at Legion Park Elementary and Paul D. Henry Elementary.

  • Motorcycles galore