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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - June 25, 2014

    FRIDAY
    VIERNES
    • 10th Annual Synergy Fest, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 27 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.synergyfest.com.

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO

  • Sánchez named NMHU distinguished alumnus

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Shaun Sánchez, a leader in the United States National Wildlife Refuge system, was named a distinguished New Mexico Highlands University alumnus for this Friday and Saturday’s Summer Alumni Reunion.

    Sánchez will be recognized at the alumni dinner at 6 p.m. Friday in the ballroom of the Student Union Building at the northwest corner of National Avenue and 8th Street.

  • Noticias - June 25, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community 1st, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Making a difference

    In this day and age when there’s so much focus on what’s wrong with our education system, it’s great to hear about a teacher like Jeffery Houdek who is making a difference in his students’ lives.

    Houdek is a Memorial Middle School educator who teaches Algebra I. Statewide, only 50 percent of students who took the Algebra I end-of-course exam last year earned a passing score.

    So how did Houdek’s students do?

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 25, 2014
  • Robbers, Fish split last two

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers snapped a four-game slide by beating White Sands 8-5 late Saturday in Alamogordo.
    But the Pupfish punctuated a strong home series at The Aquarium with a 7-4 win in the series finale on Sunday.

  • U.S. team in the hunt

    By Ronald Blum
    The Associated Press

    MANAUS, Brazil — American players still were showering off the sweat from the steamy Amazon night when the first questions about a possible conspiracy were asked: Would the United States and Germany try to play to a tie Thursday that would guarantee World Cup advancement to both nations?

    Following Portugal’s 95th-minute goal in a 2-2 draw Sunday, the Americans and Germany both have four points.

    Portugal and Ghana have one apiece.

  • Little League in spotlight

    Finally, the District 4 Little League baseball and softball tournaments are back in the Meadow City.

    La Plaza Little League will serve as the host for the six-bracket event, which commences Saturday morning at Rodriguez Park off Grant Street. The tournaments run through Thursday, July 3, with winners advancing to state tourneys scattered around New Mexico.

    In both baseball and softball, three age divisions will be holding tournaments for District 4. They are 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12.

  • Isotopes’ Frias nets PCL honor

    By Lee VanHorn
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Right-handed pitcher Carlos Frias earned Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week laurels for the week of June 16-22.
    He is the first Albuquerque Isotopes pitcher to earn the honor since 2011.

  • U.S. vs. Portugal a ratings hit

    By David Bauder
    AP Television Writer
    NEW YORK — The United States’ 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-viewed soccer match ever in the United States.
    The Nielsen company said Monday that the gripping game was seen by an average of 24.7 million viewers Sunday evening on ESPN and Univision. That matches it with the 24.7 million U.S. viewers who watched the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands.