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Today's News

  • Missoula coming to town

    Summer in Las Vegas would not be complete without the Missoula Children’s Theatre.

    This year they will be bringing their touring production of The Princess and the Pea.

    Local children from the first through 12th grades may audition for the play. The group is scheduled for July 11 through 16.

    Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 11 at Ilfeld Auditorium. If cast, children will be allowed a short lunch break (on their own), and rehearsals will begin at 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

  • Romero tapped for award

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Ane Romero, a New Mexico Highlands University graduate and 2005 Miss New Mexico, recently was tapped for an Excellence in Federal Government Leadership Award for her work on suicide prevention and other mental health issues.

    The National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health made the award to Romero, a legislative aid for U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano.

  • Que Pasa - July 6, 2011

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR
    • Curves International is offering free memberships and discounts to military personnel, their immediate families and veterans. Program started on July 1, immediate family members of currently deployed Reservists and National Guard from the Las Vegas area community are invited to begin their complimentary 6-month membership. A membership at Curves includes a health assessment and use of all equipment available to members.Call 426-8194.

  • Noticias - July 6, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • A survivors fund has been set up for the families of Gene Hern and Frank Romero. The following are the accounts: Children of Gene Hern, Wells Fargo account number 7040660958 and the widow of Frank Romero, Wells Fargo account number 7040660941.

    • The city of Las Vegas employee union has set up memorial funds for Gene Hern and Frank Romero at the State Employees Credit Union. The Hern account number is 3001582700 and the Romero account is 3001582710.

  • EDC must step up

    The Las Vegas-San Miguel Economic Development Corporation would be teetering on dissolution were it not for a handful of people determined to keep it afloat. They’ve got their work cut out for them.

    Last week, Matt Martinez, chairman of the EDC, and Lavinia Fenzi, interim executive director, attended a San Miguel County Commission meeting to ask for $10,000 for the agency. What they got was $5,000 and some pointed remarks about the effectiveness of its work.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 6, 2011
  • Work of Art: Same stuff, different day

    “You guys keep printing the same news, and you even copy from each other.” There isn’t a newsperson alive who hasn’t needed to refute these charges.

    Most of us have experienced that this-sounds-familiar phenomenon either when reading the paper or listening to the news:  the same word order, the same chronology.

  • Crespin rematch Friday night

    The much-anticipated professional boxing match between Las Vegas light middleweight Arturo Crespin and Canadian Janks Trotter ended unceremoniously back on March 18 at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix.

    An apparently accidental headbutt in the second round opened an ugly gash on Crespin’s face, and referee Tony Zaino stopped the fight, resulting in a no-contest draw.

    It was a disappointment for “El Toro,” who had won four consecutive bouts going into the match with Trotter.

  • A Fiesta First


     

  • HU hires rodeo coach

    Las Vegas Optic and NMHU

    Jordan Taton, a two-time national champion, has been named the new head coach of the New Mexico Highlands University rodeo program.

    The announcement of the latest hire by NMHU Athletic Director Ed Manzanares came late this past week.