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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - June 16, 2017

    6.17.2017
    SATURDAY

    10:30 a.m.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - June 16, 2017

    THUMBS UP! FEEDING THEM WELL
    To counteract a chronic problem of hunger among Las Vegans, the East and West Las Vegas school districts have   begun to offer nutritious meals — breakfast and lunch. The meals are free. And better yet, the schools offer low-cost meals for adults as well. The cost for these meals is $3.75. The Las Vegas City Schools’ program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture; the state Children, Youth and Families Department sponsors the program for West.

    THUMBS UP! A STRONG RIVALRY

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 16, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Looking for the good in New Mexico’s reputation

    New Mexico is gambling with its future, in more ways than one.

    Thanks to a quick little special session, the state now has a balanced budget for the coming fiscal year, higher education has its funding restored and no new taxes were imposed on the citizenry.

    Of course, all that didn’t leave much of a reserve, but that’s a chance our governor decided to take.

    New Mexico is now like the family that spends all their money just paying the monthly bills, socking away nothing for savings or investing except for their change jar.

  • New life for field

    From NMHU and Optic reports

    New Mexico Highlands University will have a new football field thanks in large part to a couple with a long history of giving to Las Vegas and the university.

    Leveo Sanchez and his wife Patricia donated $500,000 to replace the football field along with another $100,000 to renovate the Stu Clark athletics building.

  • Fiesta Run registration ongoing

    Registration for the 2017 Las Vegas Fiesta Run is under way.

    The Fiesta Run, sponsored by Southwest Capital Bank, will be held Sunday, July 2, with the first races starting at 7 a.m.

    Participants may choose from the 10-kilometer run, 5K run, 5K walk and a 1-mile children’s run.

    Registration is available at www.active.com and www.lvfiestarun.com. The deadline to sign up is Monday, June 26. No registrations will be conducted on the day of the run.

  • Fly tying clinic in Pecos

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Truchas Chapter of Trout Unlimited brings its expertise in fly-tying to Pecos National Historical Park this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18.  

    Drop by the park visitor center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for hands-on fly-tying practice and to learn more about this artful tradition.

    For more information, contact Pecos NHP at 505-757-7241.

    Those interested can also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 16, 2017

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes (AKA Green Chile Cheeseburgers) vs. Fresno Grizzlies (AKA Tacos), 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League minors division championship, 6 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.

    SUNDAY
    Baseball

  • NMHU to get new football field courtesy of donor

    From NMHU and Optic reports

    New Mexico Highlands University soon will have a new football field thanks in large part to a couple with a long history of giving to Las Vegas and the university.

    Leveo Sanchez and his wife Patricia donated $500,000 to replace the football field along with another $100,000 to renovate the Stu Clark athletics building.

  • Trujillo will stand trial in Mora case

    By Mercy López and Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic

    Charles E. Trujillo, clad in a light colored sport coat, sat quietly next to his attorney Sam Bregman during a five-hour preliminary hearing on Friday. Every so often, Trujillo would pass Bregman a note as part of his defense for allegedly using fake credentials to become superintendent of Mora Independent Schools in 2015, a position that paid $100,000 annually.