Today's News

  • Que Pasa - June 11, 2012

    • The Las Vegas area Association of Educational Retirees June Meeting, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 11, at the Plaza Hotel Conservatory. The meetings will include a discussion of delegate numbers for State Convention and Planning for the 2012 NMAER State Convention. Direct any questions to Tomás at 575-421-2455.


  • Noticias - June 11, 2012

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

  • Blindsided by a shortfall

    Shortly after Las Vegas City Schools officials told the district’s employees last week that they are facing a $1.2 million shortfall in the 2012-13 budget, school board member Ernesto Salazar said he was blindsided by the news.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 11, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Election postmortems

    The turnout wasn’t great in San Miguel County or statewide, but there’s still plenty of interesting tidbits to consider, given the results from last week’s elections. Here are a few:

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  • Bradley surprises Pacquiao

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Boxing Writer

    LAS VEGAS  — Timothy Bradley promised to shock, though the biggest shock in his fight with Manny Pacquiao came from the judges’ scorecards.

    In a fight Pacquiao seemed to have in hand, two judges decided otherwise, giving Bradley a split decision Saturday night and ending the Filipino fighter’s remarkable seven-year unbeaten run.

  • WLV softball players shine in North-South

    Montanna Martinez’s two-out grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning played like a Hollywood script during the North-South All-Star softball games over the weekend.

    It also helped secure the West Las Vegas graduate the coveted Most Valuable Player honors for the event, which was held in Bayard.

  • Isotopes strand Memphis runners in 2-1 win

    By some measures, Isotopes pitcher Will Savage didn’t have a fantastic game Saturday.

    Savage allowed eight hits — one a home run — and gave up four walks, striking out just a couple Memphis batters.

    But that six-inning performance by Savage plus one inning apiece of shutout ball by relievers Derrick Loop, Scott Rice and Josh Wall was critical in Albuquerque’s 2-1 defense-heavy victory at Isotopes Park.

  • At last: Heat, James take Game 7

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Sports Writer

    MIAMI  — LeBron James finally got a Game 7 victory, on his third try.

    Next up, the NBA finals — and his third try at that elusive first championship. A year after watching someone else celebrate on their home floor, the Miami Heat were the ones dancing at midcourt.

  • Devils extend Stanley Cup finals — again

    By Tom Canavan
    AP Sports Writer

    NEWARK, N.J. — Forget the Stanley Cup coronation for the Los Angeles Kings.

    The New Jersey Devils suddenly have made things a lot more uncertain.

    How uncertain?

    While the Kings are still a victory away from the first Cup in the club’s 45-year history, the Devils are only two wins short of pulling off a feat in the finals that no team has managed for 70 years, rebounding from an 0-3 deficit.