Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 28, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Farewell, our David Romero

    Here’s a tribute to a great pressman, who left this past weekend for a new life in Arizona:

    David Romero had been around the Optic for years before 1997, when his stepfather, Stuart Beck, hired him to run the circulation department.

    Then tragedy struck the family- owned operation, when Beck died suddenly of a heart attack. His wife, Delia, David’s mother, took over the operation.

    “When I was publisher, he was really my right-hand man,” she said of her son. “David was always there for me.

  • Danville national champ in triple

    PUEBLO, Colo. — Kearah Danville triumphed in the triple jump on Friday, winning the first outdoor national championship of the season for the New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team.

    The Cowgirls sealed five championship berths along with Danville’s national title during day two of competition at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Pueblo, Colo.

  • Tough out
  • Dodgers’ Kemp, Rivera join Isotopes

    In Isotopes Land, even consecutive losses to Fresno and Oklahoma City weren’t enough to extinguish the enthusiasm of fans and the organization over the pending arrival of two of Major League Baseball’s brightest stars.

    Matt Kemp and Juan Rivera of the L.A. Dodgers are slated to join Albuquerque for a pair of games Sunday and Monday as part of their rehabilitation assignments within the Dodger organization.

  • New Rough Rider
  • Heat rest before return to East finals

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Sports Writer

    MIAMI  — Dwyane Wade has been battling knee soreness. LeBron James was hobbling after a falling into a courtside cameraman. Chris Bosh remains sidelined indefinitely with an abdominal strain. Mike Miller looks to be in agony whenever he moves.

    An extra day of rest doesn’t sound like much, but it means plenty right now to the Miami Heat.

  • British soccer camps June 4-8

    Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camps is making its annual return to the Las Vegas area with a weeklong camp June 4-8 at New Mexico Highlands University’s Perkins Stadium.

    The camps, which are being coordinated with the popular Las Vegas Youth Soccer League, is for soccer players age 3 to 9.

    Those who have not registered may do so via the challengersports.com Web site.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 28, 2012

    Track and field
    • NMHU women at NCAA Division II Outdoor Nationals, Pueblo, Colo.

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, beginning 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Men’s city league TO BE RESCHEDULED, TBA
    • Women’s city league TO BE RESCHEDULED, TBA
    • Las Vegas Little League, TBA, Keyes Park

  • Plaza headed to auction block

    There’s no question that the stunning renovations to the Plaza Hotel’s Ilfeld building boosted the property’s stature, but the millions poured into rehabbing the historic structure  along with increased operating costs have left the hotel in financial hot water.

    The owners of the hotel have been placed on notice that the bank that holds the mortgage on the property is beginning the process to take over the hotel, proprietor William “Wid” Slick confirmed this week.