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  • Que Pasa - May 20, 2013

    TODAYHOY
    • The local New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Service office at 917 Douglas Ave resumes regular business hours will resume on Monday, May 20.

    TUESDAYMARTES
    • VA Health Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at the VA Clinic located at 624 University Avenue in Las Vegas. For more information about the fair, please contact Linda Daninger at 265-1711, ext. 2625.

  • Lady Dons win two state track titles

    Jayme Quintana brought an end to her high school athletic career in style Saturday, racing to a Class 3A state championship in the girls’ 800-meter run.

  • West reaches state softball final

    Quick with the sticks and creative on the basepaths, the West Las Vegas softball team has scored three or four runs with one swing of the bat on a few occasions this season. So it’s no reach to say the Lady Dons were a play away from winning the Class 3A state championship this past weekend.

    No. 2 Silver stalled a valiant rally from No. 5 WLV in Saturday’s championship game, then scored the last four unanswered runs to prevail 10-7.

  • Lady Dons will miss seniors

    Las Vegas Optic

    After having made progressively deeper runs into the postseason over the last several years, the West Las Vegas softball team looks to have a bright future.

    But the Lady Dons will undoubtedly miss the seniors they’ll lose to graduation this offseason.

  • Invaders mystify LV

    The Roswell Invaders recorded their fourth win in as many nights over the visiting Las Vegas Train Robbers on Friday for the opening week of Pecos League baseball. The series was to wrap late Saturday before the fledgling Train Robbers team goes north for road series at Trinidad and Raton.

    A 13-run second inning by Roswell fueled a 16-4 rout Friday at Roswell’s Joe Bauman Park.

    Will Walsh hit a solo home run in the third inning to highlight the Robbers’ effort. Chris Wilson went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI.

  • Little League - May 20, 2013

    Las Vegas Optic

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. Games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Monday games: Yankees vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Mariners, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday games: Yankees vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Orioles vs. Mariners, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Monday games: Red Wings vs. Thunder, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Sandgnats, 7:45 p.m.
    Tuesday games: Threshers vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Bats vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 20, 2013

    Monday
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    • Las Vegas Little League game
    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad, 7 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games

    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    • Las Vegas Little League game

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad, 7 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • La Plaza Little League games

  • Mayor’s travel tops $9,500

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    In the last 10 months Las Vegas Mayor Alfonso Ortiz has spent more than two months on the road logging about 4,000 miles while attending some 30 official functions at a cost of $9,500 to the city.

    “And it was worth every penny of it,” says City Manager Tim Dodge of his boss’ travels.

    A lobbyist would cost the city around $25,000 just for the legislative session and couldn’t possibly bring the level of expertise and devotion to the job that Ortiz does, Dodge says.

  • Help for veterans - Vietnam vets to get equine assist

    Roberto Ortiz is no stranger to fighting to stay alive on foreign soil. The effects of flying bullets and being in a war-torn county still are vivid in his mind. But recently Ortiz and several other  Vietnam veterans have been getting help through a program that pairs veterans with horses.

    Earlier this year the local Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 1063 teamed up with the local Ride to Pride program, the goal being to help veterans deal with mental and behavioral health issues using equine-assisted therapy.