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Today's News

  • Breakdown
  • Crespin getting title shot

    Las Vegas professional boxer Amanda “Boom Boom” Crespin will get her first shot at a championship in February.

    Crespin is due to fight fellow featherweight Brittany Cruz of Denver for the vacant

    Women’s International Boxing Association Youth Title as part of a Feb. 12 card at Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio, Colo.

    The match will have a format of six two-minute rounds. Tickets are available online via the Sky Ute Casino box office.

  • Growth we need

    We look forward to seeing the city’s master plan as it will surely contain some dynamic ideas on how to move Las Vegas forward. Annexation, we’ve been told, will be in there, as well it should be. Areas such as Camp Luna should have been brought into the city years ago.

  • Work of Art: He hasn’t been assassinated

    By Art Trujillo

    An exchange, ongoing for years, has caused me to run for the dictionaries, all because of a single word: assassinate.

    Bruce Wertz, a clerk for the Las Vegas City Schools, has assured me he’s still alive by giving me an unusual answer as to his health. I’ll ask, “How you doing, Bruce?”

    Invariably, he replies, “I’m OK. I haven’t been assassinated this week.” Then he tacks this on: “And if I had been, I wouldn’t be telling you about it now.” Really?

  • Noticias - Jan. 19, 2011

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

    • A fund has been set up for Antonia Apodaca, a longtime local musician whose house was destroyed in a fire. Contributions can be made to the fund at Community First Bank.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 19, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. This week’s theme is Dora the Explorer with a book mark craft. This week’s book is Dora Saves Mermaid Kingdom. All programs are free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR  

  • Freshman Academy criticized

    Parents expressed displeasure Thursday with the way Robertson High School’s Freshman Academy is being run.

    At a work session of the Las Vegas City Schools board, Matt and Martha Martinez and Katherine Duran told the board that substitute teachers were being used as long-term alternatives when teachers leave the district.

    The Martinezes accused the administration of taking assets from ninth-graders to give to upperclassmen.

  • Film with local roots

    Las Vegas has a strong history in films, from Red Dawn to Academy Award winner No County for Old Men. On Friday, however, local filmmaking took a dramatic turn.

    Paul Davids’ Film “Before We Say Goodbye” hit the big screen of Ilfeld Auditorium for several hundred people to enjoy.

    “Wonderful. I cried at the very end,” said Las Vegas resident Joseph Gonzales following his viewing of the film Friday afternoon. “It was so touching.”

    The nearly 90-minute film is based on Highlands University alumna Patricia Crespin’s “We are Hispanic American Women …OK?”

  • Cordova’s contract renewed

    West Las Vegas Schools Superintendent Ruben Cordova conducts business with a soft-spoken and dignified demeanor. And when the school board asked him why they should extend his contract, his reply was brief and to the point.

  • School board candidate forums set

    School board candidate forums are schedule to take place this Tuesday and Thursday in the West and East district facilities. Both forums are scheduled to run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    On Tuesday, candidates for three open positions on West’s school board will face off at the high school.

    Running for office are Kenny Lujan, incumbent, and Henry Abeyta Sr. for Position 1; Gary Gold, incumbent, and Lorenzo Flores and Ambrose Castellano for Position 2; and Caroline Lopez, incumbent, and Marvin Martinez for Position 3.

    On Thursday, the East forum will be held at Memorial Middle School.