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Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia - Trinidad goes to Washington

    As concerns the next several columns in particular, I humbly acknowledge the scholarly writings of Ralph Emerson Twitchell, Lynn Perrigo and  Maurilio Vigil, as well as the personal history imparted to me by John Paul Taylor and by my dear friend since childhood, Arabella Romero Aragon, Don Miguel Romero’s great-great-granddaughter.

  • Orgullo del Norte -The doctrine of Manifest Destiny

    “Our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions. Yes, manifest destiny.”
    — John O'Sullivan, editor of the Democratic Review

    While the inhabitants of El Norte were busy tending to their crops, families and sheep, President James Polk, a Democrat, was giving his inauguration speech. On the night of his inauguration, he confided to the Secretary of the Navy that his main objective was the acquisition of California.

  • Warren Fulgenzi: USTA champ

    Las Vegas native Warren Fulgenzi won the singles division in the USTA National Men’s 40 Indoor Championships held in Park City, Utah, this past week and took third in doubles.

    Fulgenzi is the associate director and head professional at the Shellaberger Tennis Center in Santa Fe and is a 1986 Robertson High School graduate. He is married to the former Stacy C de Baca, also of Las Vegas, and together they have four children: Warren, Brandolyn, Lauren, and Nico.  

  • Lady Dons’ power hitting pays off in comeback vs. Robertson

    Amanda Garcia's three-run walk-off home run lifted host West Las Vegas to a wild 11-9 victory over crosstown rival Robertson Tuesday afternoon.

    “Thank God we can hit the long ball,” quipped WLV head coach Lucas Griego after the dust settled on one of his club's better wins to date.

    Robertson had taken control on runs by Katie Houdek and Marka Garcia in the top of the fifth inning.

    Garcia’s score, off an Alicia Jaramillo hit, gave the Lady Cardinals a 9-5 edge midway through the fifth.

  • Cardinals demonstrate depth as they edge past West Las Vegas

    Seven Robertson baseball players had at least one hit apiece, and five notched multiple knocks, before a spirited crowd Tuesday at West Las Vegas.

    Robertson wound up with an 8-5 victory in the Meadow City rivals’ first baseball meeting of the season.

    Fabian Montoya and Dominic Yara were both 3 for 4 to lead the Redbird bats.

    Peter Campos went 2 of 3 with a walk, and Nick Archuleta and Estevan Montoya both went 2 for 4.

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at El Paso CC (DH), noon, El Paso, Texas
    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines, 7 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Colorado State-Pueblo, TBA, Pueblo, Colo.

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at El Paso CC (DH), noon, El Paso, Texas
    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines (DH), 1 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson at Taos (DH), 11 a.m., Taos

  • FYI - Sports

    The Optic is looking to provide the most comprehensive area sports coverage available. To submit sports scores, statistics and story ideas, e-mail: dkavanaugh@lasvegasoptic.com

  • La Plaza opens 50th anniversary season Saturday

    Opening Day is always special for Little Leaguers and their fans, but this one will carry a little more meaning on the West Side.

    Opening Day for La Plaza Little League will be Saturday, April 16, with ceremonies kicking off at noon.

    It will mark the 50th year for La Plaza Little League, one of the oldest chartered leagues in the state.

    Games will be played all day starting at 8 a.m. and the concession stand will be open with a full menu to include breakfast.

  • Go Fish

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
     

  • Gents finish