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Today's News

  • MMS boys win WLV Invite

    Highlights of the West Las Vegas Middle School Track and Field Invitational held this past Saturday at the Herrera Complex:

    BOYS’ TEAM STANDINGS
    1. Memorial Middle School, 91 points
    2. Tucumcari, 59
    3. West Las Vegas, 42
    4. Los Alamos, 37
    5. Española, 36
    6. St. Michael’s, 31
    7. Valley, 27
    8. Pojoaque, 24
    9. Taos, 15
    10. Peñasco, 14
    11. Santa Fe Waldorf, 7
    12. Mesa Vista, 6

    GIRLS’ TEAM STANDINGS

  • One race finish disputed

    One of the more dramatic finishes of the day in this past Saturday’s West Las Vegas Middle School Invite came in the boys’ 800-meter run.

    A late surge by West’s Miguel Coca gave him a split-second, photo-finish win over Memorial’s Leandro Garduño — or did it?

    Garduño’s mother Maria questioned the official outcome of the race, producing home video and still images that appear to show her son finishing just ahead of Coca.

  • Youth Soccer - April 19, 2013

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s upcoming weekend matchups are as follows:

    U6 DIVISION
    Matches to be played 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park
    Chivas vs. Fire; Rapids vs. Earthquakes; Sounders vs. Dynamo; United vs. Crew

    U8 DIVISION
    Matches to be played 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park
    Galaxy-Mora vs. Juventus; Real Madrid vs. Hot Spurs; AC Milan vs. Manchester City

    U10 DIVISION
    Matches to be played Saturday at Mountain View (Richard Padilla Park)

  • Van Slyke honored by PCL

    Pacific Coast League

    ROUND ROCK, Texas  — Scott Van Slyke of the Albuquerque Isotopes and Brad Mills of the Round Rock Express have been named Pacific Coast League Player and Pitcher of the Week for the extended opening week of April 4-14, the league office announced Monday.

  • Little League - April 19, 2013

    La Plaza Little League will host Opening Day this coming Saturday at Rodriguez Park.

    Activity begins with early games at 8 a.m. and continues through the day. At noon, the league will hold opening ceremonies at the main Little League field.

  • Go Fish - April 19, 2013

    FISHING REPORT,
    April 16:
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using worms under a bobber and Power Bait for trout. No reports on perch..
    Conchas Lake: Bank fishing was fair using grubs, nightcrawlers and swim baits for walleye. Fishing was fair using jerk baits and crank baits for white bass.
    Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was fair using worms and salmon eggs.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 19, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Howard (DH), noon, Big Spring, Texas
    • NMHU at Adams State, 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Las Vegas Little League games Softball
    • LCC at El Paso (DH), 1 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • Las Vegas Little League games Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League games Tennis
    • Robertson at Taos, 8 a.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas at Raton, 3 p.m., Raton

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Howard (DH), 11 a.m., Big Spring, Texas

  • BREAKING — Arrest made in homicide case

    Kristina Delvina Lopez, 41, of Las Vegas has been arrested in connection to a homicide that occurred on Tuesday afternoon. Lopez has been charged with an open count of murder.

    State police did not provide the name of the deceased male.

    Pick up a copy of Friday's Optic for complete coverage of this homicide.

  • New shelter in the works

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Officials with the Samaritan House emergency shelter hope to reopen the shelter in a new building by the time they resume offering overnight stays next October, and they have a powerful ally in the effort.

    “We’re going to make it happen,” said Las Vegas City Manager Tim Dodge of the city’s recent offer to have the Samaritan House set up shop in an old church building that the city owns on Hot Springs Boulevard on the west side of town.

  • Siberian elm tree therapy