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  • Que Pasa - Sept. 6, 2017


    12:30 p.m.
    The grand re-opening of the Las Vegas Community Soup Kitchen will take place from noon to 12:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.


    Sept. 9
    The Wounded Warrior Project’s 7th Annual Bike Run, sponsored by the Elks Lodge #408 Veterans Committee, will begin with registration at 10 a.m. at the lodge. For information, call Angela Sanchez at 429-2128.

    10 a.m.

  • Monument removal requires order

    The following editorial recently appeared in the Northwest Florida Daily News.

    The recent violent conflict in Charlottesville, Va. has reignited an old, ongoing debate: How appropriate are public displays that commemorate the Confederacy?

    Some have attempted to answer the question in a most inappropriate way: by taking matters into their own hands -- tearing down statues and defacing monuments. That’s vandalism and mob rule.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 6, 2017
  • Work of Art: ‘Don’t ask us any questions’

    A half dozen of us sat nervously in the advanced English classroom of  Mrs. Ruth Shafer, a veteran teacher who, many had heard, ran her students through the paces.

    Mrs. Shafer, wherever she is would probably fault me for using such a cliché (“through the paces”), but even as I write this, I think back more than five decades to the favorable impressions she left on us.
    Let me explain:

  • West runners second in Mora

    MORA — With teammate Mikah Paiz making his season debut in Saturday morning’s Mora Invite, West Las Vegas’ Miguel Coca and J.J. Esquibel led the way to a clean 1-2-3 finish for the Dons varsity.

    As strong as those three ran, however, it wasn’t quite enough to upset Santa Fe Indian, which put enough of its runners between the lead troika of Dons and the rest of West’s team to swipe the team title with 42 team points.

    West finished second with 51, and the host Rangers took fourth with 109 behind Mesa Vista (66).

  • Tri-umph! Vegas football teams cap 3-for-3 weekend

    Arjay Ortiz’s 96-yard touchdown run put an exclamation point on Robertson’s 45-0 shutout of Cobre on a balmy Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium.

    It was another big day for Ortiz, who ran for two TDs, passed for two more and intercepted two Cobre passes. In all, Ortiz generated 352 total offensive yards (191 passing, 161 rushing).

    It was also a good afternoon for Darian Duran and the Robertson defense, which consistently found its way into the Indians’ backfield for sacks and tackles for loss.

  • Kurui wins Lobo Invite

    Amid a crowd of runners from big NCAA Division I schools, Collins Kurui struck a blow for D-II New Mexico Highlands.

    Kurui raced to victory in the Lobo Invitational’s collegiate cross country meet this past Saturday in Albuquerque. Kurui’s time of 15:24 was second only to UNM’s Alexander Palm, who ran unattached and did not score officially in the 5-kilometer course.

  • Late push not enough for Topes

    Las Vegas Optic

    Albuquerque’s baseball season came to a close Monday night with a 13-1 loss at Reno (80-62).

    Rafael Ynoa paced the Isotopes with three of the team’s nine hits. The Aces scored 10 runs in the second.

    The Isotopes finished the summer — their 15th as a franchise — 68-73, good for third place, four and a half games behind champion El Paso in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern.

    Manager Glenallen Hill, who recently won his 200th game, is expected to return in 2018.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 6, 2017

    • Pecos vs. Jemez Valley, 6:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • Valley Middle School at Anton Chico, 4 p.m., Anton Chico

    Cross country
    • West Las Vegas Middle School, Valley at Edgewood, 3 p.m., Edgewood
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • NMHU women vs. West Texas A&M, 5:30 p.m., Eco Park, Taos

  • MainStreet de Las Vegas receives grant

    Submitted to the Optic

    Preserving Las Vegas history is the shared job of public and private organizations, including the nonprofit MainStreet de Las Vegas.