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Today's News

  • Unique cooking contest Saturday at SolanoFest

    Submitted to the Optic

    A unique cooking contest will take place Saturday at this year’s annual Solano Fest. Held annually at the Solano School Gymnasium in Harding County. SolanoFest IX brings together Dutch Oven Cooking contenders vying for top prizes in categories of bread, desserts and side dishes.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 11, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Woodmen of the World Lodge 2 and the city of Las Vegas are hosting an Honor and Remembrance Ceremony, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Carnegie Library Park, east side. Public invited.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say Moo” by Jonathan Allen. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Remembering 9/11

    Today is the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a day that irrevocably altered who we are as a nation.

    On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airliners, crashing two of them into the World Trade Center in New York and a third into the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 11, 2013
  • Work of Art — A graveyard for baseballs

    It’s great to come across someone who remembers when we played baseball without needing an instruction manual, and when we played with baseballs without covers. My dad wondered where all his black friction tape had gone before he saw the criss-cross patterns of my baseball — one of the few in the neighborhood.

  • City league champs crowned

    The Benavidez Construction Hackers spent the summer much like they have for the past several — beating almost everyone in front of them and winning championship trophies.

    The Hackers wrapped up the Las Vegas Adult Softball League schedule in late August by adding a men’s division tournament title to their regular season bragging rights.

    It came down to a battle between No. 1 and No. 2 squads from the regular season in the Aug. 29 final, with the top dogs prevailing yet again, extending their run past the half-dozen mark.

  • LV women’s golfers vie for prizes

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association members have been busy — hosting an invitational tournament on the last week of August and then competing for a club championship on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

    To be exact, 14 LVWGA members competed for the club championship at New Mexico Highlands University’s Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The winner of the low gross, Tangee Dolan, beat Anne Pepper in a one-hole playoff.

    Betsy Block won the low net.

  • Pecos XC solid in Alamosa

    Among a crowded field of distance runners participating in this past weekend’s Joe Vigil Invitational in Alamosa, Colo., the green and white of Pecos High lent some northern New Mexico color to the proceedings.

    The Panther boys varsity finished 12th and the girls were 16th in the high school portion of the meet.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 11, 2013

    Wednesday
    Cross country
    • Pecos Middle School meet (includes Pecos, MMS, WLVMS) 3 p.m., Pecos
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Questa, 4 p.m., Questa
    • Robertson girls at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Thursday
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School vs. De Vargas, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    Volleyball
    • Pecos at Fort Sumner tourney, TBA, Fort Sumner
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Amtrak route in jeopardy

    East Las Vegas came to life with the railroad in 1879, but our city’s long association with trains could come to a screeching halt in the near future unless a deal can be reached to upgrade the tracks.