Today's News

  • QuÉ Pasa- May 21, 2012

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is       “Memorial Day Surprise” by Theresa Martin Golding. Free and open to the public.
    • A ladies golf clinic will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23 at the NMHU Gene Torres Golf Course. The clinic will be conducted by Dan Houtchens, the course Pro. The topic is chipping and is free.


  • Noticias - May 21, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is now taking applications for volunteers to work with children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. Children are in state custody and living in foster care. Call 454-0223 or visit CASA office at 1308 Grant St. at the Rodriguez Softball Complex, mornings only.

  • The right decision

    We feel for Ashley Salazar — $30,000 is a lot to pay for a mistake — but that doesn’t change the fact that her manufactured home needs to be moved. It’s only fair to the neighbors who object to the home’s placement on her property at 807 Erb Place, and it wouldn’t be right to punish the neighbors for someone else’s bad judgment.

  • Editor's Note - The parent-teacher disconnect

    As a parent, I sometimes find it’s been easy to be supportive of my children’s public school education. Other times, not so easy.

    The difference lies in the teacher. I have a great affinity and want nothing more than to support the good ones, but my patience has been tested with the bad ones. And, yes, I’ve had to deal with both.

  • Cowboys go yard

    A Derek Ward home run to lead off the game held plenty of promise, but the Cowboys had a tough time delivering the rest of the way Saturday evening in a 4-2 defeat to St. Cloud State that eliminated New Mexico Highlands from the NCAA Division II Central Region baseball tournament.

  • Isotopes, RiverCats trade one-run wins

    Solo runs in each of the last two innings enabled the visiting Sacramento River Cats to overtake Albuquerque in a 7-6 thriller Saturday night at Isotopes Park.

    It was the second one-run margin verdict in as many nights between the two clubs. Albuquerque (25-18 as of Saturday) won 9-8 on Friday night.

    Meanwhile, the star attraction of the evening had little impact on the proceedings.

  • Third and short
  • ‘I’ll Have Another’ eyes Crown

    By Richard Rosenblatt
    AP Sports Writer

    BALTIMORE  — I’ll Have Another had Bodemeister in his sights again, a shot at the Triple Crown hanging in the balance.

    Two weeks ago, he ran down his rival and won the Kentucky Derby. This time, the chestnut colt needed to be even more relentless to win the Preakness.

    Jockey Mario Gutierrez asked for more at the top of the stretch, and I’ll Have Another closed the gap with each stride, finally surging past Bodemeister a few yards from the wire.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 21, 2012

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, beginning 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Men’s city league, 6, 7 p.m., city complex
    • Women’s city league, 5:30, 6:30 p.m., city complex
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park

  • A $30,000 mistake

    The former Planning & Zoning commissioner who illegally parked a manufactured home on property owned by his daughter will now have to move it, following a vote on Wednesday by the City Council.

    Joining City Councilors Vince Howell and Joey Herrera, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz cast the tie-breaking vote to overturn a Board of Adjustment decision granting Ashley Salazar a variance to setback requirements on her property at 807 Erb. Councilors Tonita Gurule-Giron and David Romero voted against the motion.