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Today's News

  • Work of Art: I just had to send this to you

    Imagine receiving a letter so eye-catching that it makes you want to send a copy to 100 friends. But wait! With postage costing $44, not to mention the price of paper, envelopes and ink, well that starts to run into money.

    The only time I succumbed to such expenditures was in 1972, when an acquaintance whom I met at a workshop in Charlottesville, Va., sent me a letter with the notation “This one really works!” with the urging that I send copies of the letter to 25 friends.

  • UConn wins ugly in final

    By Eddie Pells
    AP National Writer

    HOUSTON — The only thing that could stop Kemba Walker and Connecticut’s amazing run was the final buzzer.

    On a night when the massive arena felt like a dusty old gym, UConn made Butler look like the underdog it really was, winning the national championship Monday night with an old-fashioned, grinding 53-41 beatdown of the Bulldogs.

  • LV junior wrestlers excel

    Submitted to the Optic

    It is said that those things that are worth having in this world take hard work, effort and dedication in order to have them.

    The Las Vegas Junior Wrestling Club knows this all too well. “Each child who participated in this season understands the need to be focused on his or her goals to be the best they can be,” said Chris Trujillo, one of the club’s coaches. “This season has been a testament to that fact.”

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2 p.m., Brandt Park
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Bosque Prep, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    Track and field
    • NMHU-Puma Joe Abrams Classic (includes Robertson, WLV, others), TBA, Perkins Stadium

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • WLV Gents at Pecos JV (DH), 3 p.m., Pecos

    FRIDAY
    Baseball

  • FYI - Sports

    The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is announcing the first
    organizational meeting for the 2011 Meadow City adult men’s and women’s
    softball league. League coaches and managers are asked to meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. All interested coaches and managers are urged to attend; there will be important information at this meeting.
    For more information, contact Misty Williams, recreation coordinator, at
    426-1739 or 426-3191.

  • ‘Dream’ year for Daniel

    Daniel Martinez the wrestler finished his exhilarating 2010-11 season without a loss.
    Daniel Martinez the person wasn’t quite so fortunate.

    The Robertson High senior and his family lost Daniel’s grandfather, Luciano Martinez, midway through the wrestling season. The death cast a somber tone to Daniel’s quest to become only the third five-time state champion in New Mexico history.

    It also helped inspire it.

  • Driver in fatal crash released

    The Wagon Mound man convicted of killing his five passengers in a 2004 drunken driving crash was released from prison this week.

    Mario Trujillo was sentenced to 36 years in prison in 2006 after he was convicted of four counts of vehicular homicide, one count of child abuse resulting in death, one count of driving while intoxicated and other charges.

  • School Breakfast and Lunch Menu - Wagon Mound

    School Breakfast and Lunch Menu - Wagon Mound
    August 2014

  • Golden Arches makeover

    If you're prone to hankerings for Big Macs, you might want to head to your local McDonald’s and get your fix while you still can.

    Owners of the busy fast- food restaurant on Seventh Street are preparing to close the store for about four months for a rebuild project. Andres Zamora, who along with his wife, Vickie, owns the Las Vegas McDonald’s, said they hope to get the project started this month.

    Zamora said Friday that the exact date that construction will begin is still unknown.

  • A ‘heartbreaking’ plight

    Iris ver der Heijden and Shail Hehta spent part of their spring break last month in the unforgiving Sonoran Desert experiencing what Mexican residents go through as they try to cross into the U.S. for a chance at a better life.

    The two were part of a group from United World College-USA that visited the U.S.-Mexico border. Among the things they saw were migrants who had been caught and were chained and shackled.