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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - May 25, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 25 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. This week’s theme is “Memorial Day,” the book is “Cat Secrets” by Jef Czekaj and the craft is “CD patriotic decoration.”

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR

  • Noticias - May 25, 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.

    • Donations are being accepted for Xena Crespin, a Robertson High School student, selected to participate in a conference in Chicago. For more information, call Sandra Cordova, Xena’s mother, at 575-202-7999.

  • Safety first and always

    As details unfold regarding the trench that collapsed on two Las Vegas employees, causing their deaths, it’s becoming more apparent that this accident didn’t have to happen. And while we agree with City Attorney David Romero, who has said it’s premature to make judgments about what exactly occurred, we can also see that there are plenty of reasons to suspect that basic safety precautions were not followed.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 25, 2011
  • Work of Art: Armageddon tired of waiting

    It would have been great if people who predict the end of the world had been a wee bit more accurate. Even though the prediction of the coming rapture was a few ticks off, it certainly drew a lot of attention.

    Presbyterian Pastor Randy Campbell, for one, opened his Sunday sermon by announcing, “I’m here!” Doubtless many others said the same thing.

  • Honor roll for NMHU tracksters

    Proving her prowess is not limited to the track, New Mexico Highlands University’s Jillisa Grant led a strong spring for the Cowgirl track and field team in the classroom as well.

    Six Highlands athletes earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic honors, with Grant being named to the league’s All-Academic First Team. A junior from Spanish Town, Jamaica, she has a 3.81 grade point average in exercise and sport science.

  • All-state team has four locals

    There’s good news for local high school softball teams — and bad news for the rest of the state.

    First, the good news. Four Meadow City players earned spots on the Class 3A all-state team just released by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Three West Las Vegas Lady Dons — Gabriella Griego, Larrissa Gallegos and Mariquita Zamora — and Robertson’s Ashley Jaramillo were recognized on the all-state squad.

  • Mavs rally for OT win

    By Jeff Latzke
    AP Sports Writer

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Trailing by 15 points with only 5 minutes to play in one of the NBA’s rowdiest arenas, the Dallas Mavericks were just wishing and hoping for the best.

    Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd delivered, and the Mavs suddenly find themselves only one win away from the NBA finals.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 25, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • Little League - May 25, 2011

    The following are scores reported to the Optic by local Little Leagues as of press time.

    WEDNESDAY, May 18
    La Plaza Majors: Rockies 13, Marlins 11
    La Plaza Minors: Dodgers 5, Giants 2
    Juniors baseball: La Plaza A 38, Mora 2

    THURSDAY, May 19
    La Plaza Majors: Cubs 9, Angels 9
    La Plaza Minors: Red Sox 6, Marlins 1
    Juniors baseball: La Plaza B 18, Mora  5
    LVLL Minors: Rockies-Cardinals; Padres-D-backs; Cubs-Dodgers; Red-Sox-Mariners, no reports