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Today's News

  • Organization sponsoring golf tournament on Sunday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Gold and silver were mined in Las Vegas at the turn of the century, and gold is going to be at the charity golf tournament for children, this weekend at Pendaries.

    Big Brothers/Big Sisters will be giving a 24- carat gold-plated putter, at the upcoming golf tournament on Sunday in Pendaries.   
    This putter is famous and is donated by Ben and Saneh Boothe of The Boothe Companies.  

  • Noticias - July 29, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • All Ages Playgroup at Vida Encantada. A free activity for kids, ages zero to 18, where they will be able to play with other kids and build relationships with our Older Friends at Vida Encantada. Every Monday at 3 p.m. Parents must attend with their children, and may bring toys/ activities to share. Contact Etirsa Gamez at 505-510-0185 or Shena Galla 505-425-9362.

  • South spikers finish well

    Marka Garcia often mesmerized volleyball opponents with her serves, and in the final moments of her final match she found a way to do it again in Tuesday’s North-South All-Star match in Las Cruces.

    The recently graduated Robertson star had an ace and accounted for three straight service points as part of a key North rally in game two.
    Still, the South had more than enough firepower to respond, and the girls in blue held on for a two-game sweep in the annual showcase of the state’s premier volleyball players.

  • Summertime hoops

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Lady Cardinals youth basketball team finished the Santa Fe Summer League undefeated with an 8-0 record.  
    On July 18, the Las Vegas girls topped off the season with a 36-3 thrashing of the Santa Fe Style.

  • Silver medalist’s suicide shocks sports world

    By John Miller and Lynn DeBruin
    The Associated Press

    PARK CITY, Utah  — Hans Gardner shouted as he headed down the steep ramp and slapped his thigh the way Olympic silver medalist Jeret “Speedy” Peterson often did.

    “I wanted to go out there and be as strong as I could ... while letting him motivate me,” the rookie said Wednesday, a day after learning that police said one of the world’s most innovative freestyle skiers had killed himself just miles down the road in Lambs Canyon.

  • Free agent frenzy in NFL

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    Matt Hasselbeck is heading to Music City. Santonio Holmes is staying at home in the Meadowlands. Two days after the lockout ended, NFL teams are doing deals at a frantic pace, with some big names — maybe even Donovan McNabb — changing addresses, and others staying put.

    Not going anywhere is Giants coach Tom Coughlin, who signed a one-year extension Wednesday that keeps him with the team through 2012.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports July 29, 2011

    MONDAY
    Softball

    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Chuggers vs. Buzzards, 6:30 p.m., Vegas Boys vs. Blaze, 7:30 p.m., city complex

    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Bases Loaded vs. Lady Warriors, 6 p.m., Vida Encantada vs. Budweiser-Dick’s-Night Owl, 7 p.m., NMHU field

  • Snow cone man charged

    When the snow cone man went a-calling, the policeman started following.

    Now the snow cone man is facing two fourth-degree felonies, and he is no longer able to sell his summertime treats. It’s all over two containers of moonshine and the special $2 snow cones police say he was selling to some of his customers.

    Pedro Lesperance, 55, of the 1300 block of Highway 283-16, has been charged with unlawful sale of alcoholic beverages, possession of alcoholic beverages for sale and a misdemeanor count of having open containers of alcohol while in a motor vehicle.

  • Spanish Market

    Ronald Samuel Garcia, a self-taught santero, will be among a group of artists showcasing their work during this weekend’s 60th Traditional Spanish Market on the Santa Fe Plaza.
    Garcia, a native of El Carmen in Mora County, will feature his New Mexican retablos, relief carvings and “Mora Style bultos,” carvings of religious figures.

  • Highlands gets $100,000 donation

    Submitted to the Optic

    Community 1st Bank Las Vegas gifted $100,000 to the New Mexico Highlands University School of Education to fund scholarships for middle school teachers to complete master’s degrees at the university.
    It is the largest single gift in the bank’s 62-year history.

    The $100,000 gift will fund $10,000 a year in scholarships for New Mexico middle school teachers. Eventually, the goal is for the gift to become an endowment that awards scholarships in perpetuity from the interest earned.