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Today's News

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 16, 2013

    THUMBS UP! MOODY’S REAFFIRMS CITY’S RATING
    Las Vegas’ credit rating, according to Moody’s Investor Service, isn’t at all bleak. The credit rating company announced that it would reaffirm the city’s A1 rating for improvement revenue bonds issued last year. That’s good news for Las Vegas.

    THUMBS DOWN! FLOODING HITS VEGAS

  • Nuestra Historia: Old Town off-limits to Camp Luna G.I.s in WWII

    In “Camp Luna, a Proud Tradition,” we recounted the history of the military training site, and today’s column relates only to a brief period in Camp Luna’s past, as we continue to explain the state of affairs in and between East and West Las Vegas before consolidation. (For Camp Luna’s history, see Nuestra Historia, Dec. 16, 2011.)

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 16, 2013
  • Another Perspective — Majestic animals deserve better

    At the risk of sounding ridiculous, I’m still going to throw this out there for Optic readers to ponder. Regarding the controversy of the horse slaughter house in New Mexico, I can’t help but wonder which side has the better reasoning; both sides appear to make sense, but I can’t get past the idea of slaughtering horses.

  • With school starting, let’s all drive safely

    What prompts me to tell this story was my personal experience and the safety of our children as school is about to start.
    Many years ago, when I was learning to drive I ran a yellow light. Some of us would say no big deal; there is no traffic coming or everybody does it. Well, the law is the law, and we must be obedient to the authorities. They are there to protect us and to abide by the law; if not there are consequences.

  • RMAC alumni in NFL camps

    By Kaleb Center
    Rocky Mountain
    Athletic Conference

    Training camps in the National Football League are now in full swing, and the Arena Bowl kicks off this weekend, signaling the end of the AFL season. Let’s take another look at how former RMAC student-athletes are doing. Seven players started NFL training camps recently. Five of those are rookies attempting to earn an opening day roster spot, and two veterans look to establish prominent roles on their respective teams. Below is the latest on how the RMAC is faring at the next level.

  • Back in action
  • Boxing in town Saturday

    An evening of amateur boxing that features several local fighters is scheduled for Saturday at Crespin’s Boxing Gym, 900 West Valencia.

    One of the featured bouts pits local Mateo Gold, representing Crespin’s, against Maunice Reyes from Deming Boxing.

    Savanna Trujillo, who also fights representing Crespin’s, will take on an opponent to be announced.

  • Isotopes eye playoffs

    The hottest team in the Pacific Coast League just last week has cooled off in recent days, but the team hoping to catch up hasn’t been able to close much ground.

    The former is the Oklahoma City RedHawks, who lost their fifth consecutive game on the heels of a lengthy win streak to end July.

    The latter is the Albuquerque Isotopes, who on Wednesday lost their second straight to visiting Salt Lake, thus remaining two games behind the RedHawks in the pursuit of the PCL American Southern Division title.

  • Go Fish - August 16, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, Aug. 13  
    Charette Lakes: Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here and with some difficulty. Trout fishing was fair to good trolling Christmas tree-worm combinations. A few were also caught by anglers using power bait. No reports on perch.
    Cimarron River: Water flow near Cimarron on Monday was 8.9 cfs. Trout fishing was good using parachute adams, zebra midges, elk hair caddis and small stimulators. A few trout have also been taken on salmon eggs.