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Today's News

  • Little League - April 24, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Wednesday games: Cardinals vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday games: Red Sox vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Wednesday games: Paw Sox vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Rivercats vs. Thunder, 7:45 p.m.
    Thursday games: Owlz vs. Threshers, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Paw Sox, 7:45 p.m.

    SOFTBALL DIVISION

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 24, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule, Page 10)
    • La Plaza Little League games
    Softball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League game
    • La Plaza Little League game

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • La Plaza Little League games
    Softball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League game

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 24, 2013
  • Commission on right path

    Kudos to the San Miguel County Commission for standing up to the pressure from both anti-fracking activists and the oil and gas industry and its influential supporters.

    Undoubtedly, the easy route would have been to cave to one side or the other and to adopt the rhetoric that’s been spewed as its own.

  • Editor's Note - Optic printing moves north

    Saying goodbye to friends is never easy. Over the last two weeks the Optic has had to say goodbye to seven part-time employees.

    They are people you likely don’t know — people who, up until last month, worked behind the scenes making sure that all of your inserts, Homes & Property, American Profile and circulars, made it into your newspaper.

  • Work of Art - The process or the product

    The Internet has made it easy to get information. I was using Google, the main search engine, on many  computers, long before it became a verb in its own right, as in “I’ll Google that information.”

    A man who influenced me during my many years on the Highlands University faculty was also my major professor as an undergraduate, John Adams, who I wish I could have influenced as much as he did me.

    Let me explain:

  • BREAKING — Magistrate Court Judge Philip Romero resigns

    San Miguel County Magistrate Judge Philip Romero announced his resignation on Monday.

    Romero's resignation becomes effective at the end of the month.

    See Wednesday's paper for additional coverage of Romero's resignation.

  • City cited for illegal dumping

    The state Environment Department has issued two notices of violation to the city of Las Vegas for illegal dumping behind the Rodriguez Park complex, on the city’s west side.

    The state Environment Department’s Environmental Protection Division and Solid Waste Bureau issued the notices of violation on April 10 and April 17, prompting the city to spring to action.

  • Purr-fect ending - Feline rescued at truck stop

    What could have been CATastrophic may instead have a PURRfect ending for Nembi, an elusive female feline that was due to be reunited with her family Sunday.

    On April 2, Teisha Tackett, currently living in North Dakota, was driving from Buckeye, Ariz., with her three children and their pet cat, Nembi. As the family stopped for a break at the rest area near Wagon Mound, the mouser slipped away.

    Two hours of calling her and even having a can of tuna handy as bait failed to draw the cat back to the car.

  • Mineral Hill fire caused by hot ashes

    A 30-acre blaze in the Mineral Hill area was 70 percent contained as of Saturday night with fire crews mopping up what was left of the fire on Sunday, according to State Forestry.

    The blaze sent black plumes of smoke billowing into the air.

    The 283 Fire, as it has been dubbed, was reported to be human-caused, sparked by hot ashes.

    “There were no evacuations of the threatened structures,” State Forestry said in a news release. “Buildings were summer cabins with no current occupancy.”