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Today's News

  • Noticias - August 5, 2011

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

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv@gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • The ever-changing world we live in

    This world that I live in is changing so fast I really can’t keep up. A visit with some of the family I don’t see very often brought that home in a big way. Seems like every time I turned around, someone had a phone/camera/Ipod type device aimed and shooting at either one of us or something that was of interest at the time. My question is, what do they do with all of these pictures?

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP - ANOTHER BIG RALLY. The Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally was another roaring success last weekend, with thousands of bikers showing up for a weekend of fun in the Meadow City. It’s only a few years old, and yet it’s getting bigger every year — and, with the money they spend, it’s helping the retailers around town.

  • Frenzied growth on the east side

    Between the decision to  make east Las Vegas the railroad’s regional headquarters, and the commerce flourishing on Railroad Avenue, New Town experienced instant and rapid growth immediately after the first train arrived.

  • Editorial Roundup

    (Aug. 3) The Telegraph, London, on the West's debt crisis and the military — The U.S. debt debacle may signal the end of the American century not only economically, but also militarily and diplomatically. A minor exchange hinted at the shape of things to come. On a visit to Afghanistan, Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked by troops if they would get paid if the U.S. defaulted. “I really don’t know the answer to the question,” came the reply.

  • Tiger ending three-month absence

    By Doug Ferguson
    AP Golf Writer

  • From Vegas to Puerto Rico to Oklahoma ...

    Las Vegan Nicholas Aragon is taking his talents to south Oklahoma.
    Aragon, who graduated from West Las Vegas in May after starring in baseball for both WLV and Robertson, is attending Oklahoma Panhandle State University this fall and playing for the Aggie baseball team.

  • Aragon shines in Florida camp

    Hopefully Robertson senior Luke Aragon didn’t blink in late July.
    If he did, he likely missed what turned out to be an abbreviated summer vacation.
    Aragon spent seven weeks in Bradenton, Fl., in the IMG Sports Academy’s wood bat league, playing alongside some of the better young baseball talent from across the country.
    And this week, just days after returning from Florida, Aragon was to join the Robertson football team as it begins the preseason gauntlet of training.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 5, 2011

    FRIDAY
    No local sporting events scheduled

    SATURDAY
    No local sporting events scheduled

    MONDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Dream Team vs. Yo Momma, 6:30 p.m., Blaze vs. Good Doodz, 7:30 p.m., city complex
     

  • FYI - Sports

    New Mexico Highlands University golf pro Dan Houtchens will be conducting a junior golf camp with classes in August. Classes will be held 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 9 and 11 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. Cost is $30 a person or two for $50. For more information, call Houtchens at 425-7711.
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    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting registrations for the 2011 fall season through August. Parents may register their youngsters online at lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or at DesertGate Internet 118 Bridge Street, Las Vegas.