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Today's News

  • Farewell
  • Noticias - August 26, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: WalMart, 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.
    • Robertson High School Class of 1963 is having its 50th reunion in

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 26, 2013

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Immaculate Conception Church religious education registration, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, and Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Center. The classes are for grades first through fifth. For more information, call 425-1455.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES

  • AG is right on drug laws

    Harsh federal mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug crimes have done little to curb the drug problem in this nation, though they have resulted in overcrowded prisons.

    So it’s refreshing to hear Attorney General Eric Holder talking about a more rational approach to dealing with those who break federal drug laws. For instance, he is pledging to no longer charge low-level, nonviolent drug offenders who have no ties to gangs or large-scale drug operations with offenses that require stiff mandatory sentences.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 26, 2013
  • Another Perspective — Marketplace and Medicare

    If you haven’t already, you’re going to hear a lot over the next few months about the Health Insurance Marketplace, a new and convenient way to shop for health care coverage.

    The initial enrollment period kicks off on Oct. 1 and runs through March 31, 2014. During that time, the Marketplace is likely to turn into a household word, as health insurance becomes the topic of TV and radio shows, newspaper articles, Internet messages and everyday conversations.

  • Scrimmages galore

    A number of local fall sports teams wrapped up their preseason preparations with scrimmages of one type or another this past weekend.

    Robertson’s football team clashed with the visiting Tucumcari Rattlers on Thursday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium in a string of offense vs. defense series. Coach Leroy Gonzalez’s staff is getting the Cardinals ready for the season opener this Friday night at Portales.

  • Isotopes solid vs. Sounds

    A return to The Lab was all the Isotopes needed to right the ship.

    But can they stay on course long enough to sail back into the lead of the PCL American Southern?

    Albuquerque took control in the middle innings Saturday night against Nashville, pounding out 15 hits in a 12-7 win over the Sounds.

    Nashville scored three times in the top of the first inning and also led 4-2 midway through the third.

    But the Isotopes tied it with two runs in the bottom of the third and pulled ahead for the first time courtesy of a four-run fourth.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 26, 2013

    Monday
    Football
    • West Las Vegas junior varsity vs. Taos, 4 p.m., WLV
    Softball
    • Las Vegas city league championship tournaments, men’s and women’s division brackets, beginning at 6 p.m., city softball complex

    Tuesday
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Goddard, 3 p.m., TBA
    Softball
    • Las Vegas city league championship tournaments, men’s and women’s division brackets, beginning at 6 p.m., city softball complex

  • Chula Vista makes finals

    The Associated Press