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Today's News

  • Noticias - July 9, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community 1st, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Que Pasa - July 9, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • VFW Post 1547 will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 at the VFW on MIlls Ave. All members are encouraged to attend this important meeting.
    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 at the state police station on the hill across from KFUN.

  • Addressing alcoholism

    It’s no secret that New Mexico has had a longstanding problem with alcohol.

    We are haunted by the countless DWI crashes that have claimed so many innocent lives over the years, including five members of the Collins-Gonzales family who died when their van was hit by wrong-way drunk driver Dana Papst on Interstate 25 in November 2006.

    But there’s another side to this tragedy.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 9, 2014
  • Work of Art: One egg is enough/an oeuf

    In France, your breakfast waiter invariably will leave you hankering for more. You might just leave the table hungry. And why is that so?

    Glad you asked. The custom is supposed to be that the omelet you order at a French cafe will contain only one egg, not two, or even three, as is common in some American restaurants.

    The French serve one-egg omelets because in France, “one egg is an ‘oeuf.’” Now does that sound enough like “enough” to explain why diners go hungry?

  • District 4 Tourneys - LVLL goes 6 for 8

    Las Vegas Little League punctuated a successful District 4 tournament campaign with the final two championships late this past week at Rodriguez Park.

    Las Vegas 9-10 baseball defeated Raton 18-2, and LVLL’s 11-12 baseball team prevailed against La Plaza in a pair of championship games this past Thursday.

    The titles complement those earned earlier in the week by LVLL teams in 10-11 baseball, juniors, 11-12 and 9-10 softball. And they bring the total haul for the league to six division championships out of eight contested in town.

  • New coaches for Highlands hoops

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands Athletic Director Jeff Falkner this past week announced the hiring of Brianna Finch and Craig Snow as the new Cowgirls and Cowboys head basketball coaches.

    “I am really pleased and excited Brianna and Craig have decided to join our athletic staff as our new basketball coaches” Falkner said. “They both have the right priorities and are not only great coaches, but also great people.

    “The future of Highlands’ basketball looks bright,” Falkner added.

  • Runaway bride
  • Robbers struggle in Roswell

    Las Vegas’ Train Robbers had better luck tracking UFOs than scoring runs Monday night in Roswell, falling 16-0.

    Chris Dunn and the Invaders held Vegas (15-36) to four hits.

    Dunn, who earned the pitching win, struck out eight through six innings and allowed three hits and two walks in that span.

    Ryan Retz hit a home run and went 2 for 3 with four runs batted in for Roswell, which improved to 31-23, second in the Southern Division. Leadoff hitter Jeff Eubank and Shane Klemke also notched four RBI apiece.

  • Messi, Robben lead offenses

    By Mike Corder
    AP Sports Writer
    RIO DE JANEIRO — The World Cup’s best dribblers — Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben — face off when Argentina and Netherlands meet in the semifinals.
    In Brazil, Robben has been quick, Messi has been quicksilver.
    On Wednesday in Sao Paulo, either one could turn the semifinal with a dazzling turn of pace or a weaving run to propel his team to the final.
    “We have to cut the supply line to Messi,” Dutch defender Bruno Martins Indi told Dutch website Nu.nl.