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Today's News

  • Residents encouraged to share their views

    Submitted to the Optic

    The City of Las Vegas has released a new survey designed to capture the opinions from its residents, businesses, organizations about living, working and recreating in Las Vegas.

  • Noticias - Sept. 26, 2011

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

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 26. 2011

    TUESDAY

    MARTES
    • Learn how to play guitar with Jonathan Tapia at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. A four-week introduction to guitar class will start on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the recreation center. The class is $25 for a total of eight 45 minute sessions starting at 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 27 and 29th and continuing Oct. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 and 20. For more information, call Chelsea at 426-3207.

  • The man with the big heart

    There’s a touch of cruel irony in the fact that Henry Sanchez died of an apparent heart attack. The man, after all, was all heart.

    Sanchez, a former mayor of Las Vegas as well as a legendary New Mexico coach, died last week at the too-young age of 74. He left behind family, friends — and a better world, thanks to his service to God and community.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 26, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: ‘Blessings in Disguise’

    If you want to read some beautiful prose about the purity of family and friendships, J.P. Baca’s book isn’t for you.

    But if you want to read a raw expression of one man’s rise above harsh and abusive conditions to conquer his own little piece of the world, you should read “Blessings in Disguise.”

  • Second-half surge lifts Cards

    Halftime of Friday night’s homecoming game could have been the turning point for Robertson’s football season. It definitely was for the game itself.

    RHS overcame a 9-6 deficit at intermission to overwhelm visiting Capital 44-9 at Cardinal Stadium, picking up the team’s first win after tough losses to Portales, Lovington, Santa Rosa and St. Mike’s to open the season.

  • Cowboys move to 4-0

    Nick Ponce’s 1-yard touchdown pass to Kevon Williams with 11 seconds remaining lifted New Mexico Highlands to a come-from-behind 41-38 victory over Colorado Mesa on a sun-dappled Saturday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowboys are a hardy 4-0 under first-year head coach Eric Young, and Saturday’s win tested their resilience throughout.

    Highlands led most of the game but squandered control when Mesa’s Will Halboth scored from 5 yards out with 2:24 left in regulation, and the extra point put the Mavericks up 38-34.

  • Runners seize spotlight

    The running reunion of Mora’s Chavez brothers was especially joyous Saturday at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Older brother Henrique was instrumental in helping the New Mexico Highlands University men’s varsity take second place in its own NMHU XC Jam. Younger brother Alonzo won the boys’ varsity race in the Meadow City Invitational, staking the Mora Rangers to a fifth-place team finish.

  • Weekend Roundup: Lady Dons outlast tough Santa Rosa

    Tested by a scrappy, smart Santa Rosa squad, the West Las Vegas volleyball team took two of three razor-close games before dominating the decisive fourth this past Wednesday night at the Gillie Lopez Gym.