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Today's News

  • Let’s keep area safe

    It’s difficult to look at the photograph of 19 young men, members of an Arizona Hotshot crew — some of its members only in their 20’s — without being saddened, without personalizing the fact that they died while trying to protect their neighbors’ property.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 5, 2013
  • Work of Art: Language interference? No way

    This isn’t going to be a discourse on the “English Only” movement, which is gaining momentum in many areas. Expressing my opinions on the monolingual approach would take far more time and space than is available here.
    But I once fell victim to a virulent e-mail forwarder from Deming. She sent to everyone in her address book a treatise by a congressman whose take on learning any language but English seemed — at least to me — bigoted. The politico’s dictum was: English is what is spoken in the U.S.; if you don’t like it, leave.

  • Locals excel in state Jr. Olympic track

    Four members of the Meadow City Track Club earned high placings in the recent New Mexico Junior Olympic Track and Field meet held June 22 in Rio Rancho.

    Next for qualifiers is the Region X Junior Olympic championships July 4-7 in Mesa, Ariz.

    The four local athletes are Moises Coca, Anabella Miller, Cameron Flores and Austin Abeyta. Morgan Montaño is a coach and organizer of the Meadow City Track Club, which includes young athletes from both Las Vegas school districts. The group has been going strong for several years.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 3, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Roswell Invaders, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League: men’s division games, Bombers vs. Havoc, 6 p.m., Brew Crew vs. Vegas Boyz, 7:15 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Roswell Invaders, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball

  • Peaceful end to standoff

    A tense, hours-long standoff between police and an armed man who barricaded himself in his Douglas Avenue apartment early Friday morning ended peacefully with the man’s surrender.

    The man, Roland Romero Jr., 27, who resides at an apartment at 1020 Douglas Avenue, had allegedly struck a woman in the face with a handgun and then threatened to kill her while he and others were “partying” on the 900 block of South Pacific earlier in the night. Romero was given a ride back to his residence, but when police showed up there, he refused to surrender.

  • Fostering Creativity
  • Flood warnings issued for burn areas

    Optic Staff and Wire

    With weather forecasters predicting a good chance of rain in the upcoming days, U.S. Forest Service officials are warning those downstream of burned areas to take steps to protect themselves and their property from flooding and mud flows.

  • Looking Back - July 1, 2013

    In 1963

    June 30 — William D. Eastlake, well-known New Mexico writer with ranching interests in the Cuba area, will be on the Highlands University campus Monday and Tuesday to deliver a series of three lectures in connection with the Coe Foundation-sponsored American Studies program. Author of one novel, “Go in Beauty,” he has been represented in most of the leading magazines with his short stories. His work appeared in “Best Short Stories of 1955.”

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 1, 2013

    Special City Council meeting set for Tuesday
    The Las Vegas City Council will hold a special City Council meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 1700 N. Grand Avenue. Among the items on the agenda are several drought contingency projects aimed at ensuring that Las Vegas doesn’t run out of water.