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Today's News

  • Donation to Women’s Health
  • Award named after murdered UWC-USA alumnus

    Submitted to the Optic

    A 2007 United World College-USA alumnus known for his leadership in academic research, who was tortured to death, will be memorialized with an annual alumni award in his name.

    The Giulio Regeni Alumni Impact Award will be given annually to a UWC-USA graduate who has made substantial contributions in the local, national, or global community, and whose accomplishments, affiliations and professional career honor the UWC mission. Recipients will be chosen by their fellow alumni.

  • Que Pasa - May 17, 2017

    5.18.2017
    THURSDAY

    7 p.m.

  • Noticias - May 17, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • Volunteers are needed for overnights at the Casa de Samaritan Emergency Shelter, 716 Grand Ave. Are you or is someone you know willing and able to provide services to the less fortunate in our community and surrounding areas? The shelter usually opens on Nov. 1, but this date is always dependent on weather. If interested or want to know more about this program, call the shelter at 429-3730 or 454-1390.

  • What are we honoring?

    The following editorial was published in the New York Times on May 9.

    The Confederate-flag-waving white supremacist who murdered nine African-Americans in a Charleston, S.C., church two years ago made it impossible to evade the fact that the banner — and Confederate ideology generally — had been a rallying point for white supremacy and racial terrorism for more than 100 years.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 17, 2017
  • Work of Art: We’re going for Round 2

    We’ve done it again. Or, to be a bit more accurate, let me change that to “We’ve almost done it again.”

    I refer to our second round of hosting young people from far away as our foreign exchange students. The last round, we kept two girls from across the Atlantic, for almost 10 months. They spent the school year enrolled at West Las Vegas High School and stayed an extra month because their schools, in Spain and Belgium, respectively, run weeks later than most American schools.

  • State champs! West’s Coca, Robertson’s Ortiz win individual events

    ALBUQUERQUE — Humbled by the event in which he was favored to win the previous day — the 1,600-meter run — Miguel Coca didn’t let disappointment keep him from the rest of the tasks before him.

    Coca raced to victory in both the 800 and the 3,200, claiming two Class 4A state championship medals and his spot in history this past Saturday at the state track and field meet at UNM Track and Soccer Complex in Albuquerque.

  • Bustos to lead youth hoops camp in Vegas

    Vera Jo Bustos is coming home.

    The former West Las Vegas   multi-sport star who went on to All-American honors and scoring records at Adams State before playing professional basketball in Greece is director of operations with the University of New Mexico women’s basketball coaching staff. And she is headlining a hoops camp for local youngsters coming to Mike Marr Gym in June and helping coordinate others in Albuquerque at The Pit.

  • ‘We Are Baseball’

    Fans of America’s pastime are advised to mark their calendars for May 19-27, when “We Are Baseball,” a traveling exhibition, makes its way to Isotopes Park in Albuquerque.

    The Major League Baseball exhibition is described as “a cutting edge collaboration of baseball and technology,” featuring virtual reality gear, an original IMAX movie and specially curated artifacts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.