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Today's News

  • Crespin wins decision

    The sequel had some different twists than the original, it’s true, but the final result was the same.

    Las Vegas’ Arturo “El Toro” Crespin dominated in a rematch victory over Jose Cruz Garcia on Friday night, part of Chavez Promotions’ “Aztec Warriors” professional boxing card at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
    This time, Crespin defeated Garcia in a six-round unanimous decision, winning 60-54 on one judge’s scorecard and 59-55 according to the other two.

  • True loyalty rare

    Loyalty? Hmmm! Is there such a thing as loyalty in professional sports today? But what is loyalty then as compared to now? Let’s examine this thought by discussing the then and now.

    Back THEN, shall we say in the ‘50s to ’90s, loyalty meant a person who played with the same team throughout his or her career. NOW loyalty has a different term, meaning money or a person who is loyal to the team he or she is with today, gone tomorrow. Loyalty also rears its head in other ways, as we will examine.

  • VANISHED - Family’s search for answers continues

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    With the one year anniversary of her niece’s disappearance looming Deddie Rivera is anticipating it with dread and perhaps just a little bit of hope.

    “We’re never going to give up trying to find her,” she says of her 20-year-old niece, Cindy Rivera. “And if keeping her face out there finally leads us to her, then it will have all been worth it.”

  • Supreme Court gives gay marriage historic boost

    By Mark Sherman
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — In a historic day for gay rights, the Supreme Court gave the nation’s legally married gay couples equal federal footing with all other married Americans on Wednesday and also cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.

  • Jaroso blaze threat to area

    It may have started in the Santa Fe National Forest’s Española Ranger District, but the fast moving Jaroso Fire has crossed into the Pecos-Las Vegas Ranger District and is now posing a threat to numerous structures in Ledoux, South Carmen, Upper Rociada, Gascon, Camp Davis and structures along NM 276 and Forest Service Road 60.

  • Looking Back - June 28, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 28, 2013

    Parachute Factory event is Saturday

    Parachute Factory will be offering workshops this Saturday at 146 and 166 Bridge St. Alginate Casting vs. 3D printing workshops, 1:30 to 3 p.m.; 3:30 to 5 p.m. Caffenol Photography, and from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Screen-printing 101. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - June 28, 2013

    Friday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

    Saturday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the morning. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

  • In Brief - News - June 28, 2013

    Optic Staff and Wire

    Local brewery offering its beer at Dick’s, El Fidel

    Las Vegas’ hometown brewery, New Mexico Craft Brewing Co., is now offering its selection of beers through the bar at Dick’s and also at the El Fidel Restaurant, the brewery announced this week.
    The micro brewery is already the sole provider of beer at the Las Vegas Train Robbers home baseball games and is offered to thirsty tourists and movie stars frequenting the bar at the Plaza Hotel.

  • Book Review - ‘Learning Las Vegas’ is worth your time

    By Eric Martin

    Las Vegas Optic