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  • Que Pasa July 19, 2016

    7.21.2016
    THURSDAY

    7.m.
    During the Civil War and its immediate aftermath, the New Mexico Territory would be largely absent of U.S. Army regular troops. Join Rick Lohsen of the Artillery Company of New Mexico as he invites you to step into the shoes of a soldier in 15th U.S. Infantry in 1870. This program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge St. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025 or visit www.nps.gov/foun.

  • Senior Lunch Menu - July 19, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers,
    with 2 percent milk served with all meals.

    WEDNESDAY
    Low sodium hotdog, sauerkraut, baked beans, salad with dressing, and chocolate ice cream

    THURSDAY
    Barbecue pulled pork on a whole wheat roll, peas and carrots, salad with dressing, and mandarin oranges

    FRIDAY
    Beef and cheese enchilada with red chile, pinto beans, Spanish rice, and vanilla pudding

    MONDAY

  • Noticias July 19, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    •If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

    •The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 1-866-885-6562 or Frances at 575-815-8544.

  • Season over for local sluggers

    La Plaza’s 10-11 All-Stars had the best fortunes of any local team this past weekend in state Little League baseball tournaments.

    But a nailbiter of a loss to Albuquerque’s South Valley All-Stars ended that squad’s run on Sunday in the Duke City.

    All four of the Meadow City’s remaining Little League baseball teams saw their postseasons come to a close.

    9-10 BASEBALL

    District 4 champion La Plaza lost to Deming 12-3 in its state opener on Friday at Los Lunas’ Enchantment fields.

  • Tough good-byes this summer in NBA

    By Jon Krawczynski
    AP Basketball Writer

    Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant. Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant. Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.

    Players synonymous with their cities and their franchises are now gone in a summer of upheaval the NBA has rarely seen before, and the teams left behind begin their searches for new identities after saying the hardest of goodbyes.

  • Seven wins in a row

    Fortunes have shifted of late for the Albuquerque Isotopes, who strung together a seven-game winning streak to start this week.

    The Isotopes’ scheduled Monday night home game with Nashville was cancelled due to a rainstorm and poor field conditions and was to be made up with a doubleheader on Tuesday.

    After sweeping a series with Memphis, Albuquerque is 41-53 and looking to climb out of the cellar of the PCL’s Pacific Southern Division.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 19, 2016

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    •City league games TBA

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    •City league games TBA

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.

    SATURDAY
    Baseball

  • Beasties camp coming Friday
  • U.S. men’s basketball team has new look

    By W.G. Ramirez
    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Coach Mike Krzyzewski got his first glimpse at the new-look U.S. national team, as the team opened camp at UNLV with just two players back from the 2012 national team that won the gold medal in London.

    Carmelo Anthony returns for his fourth run at the Olympics, after winning a bronze medal in 2004 and gold in 2008 and 2012, while Kevin Durant is looking for a second gold medal after playing on the championship team in 2012.

  • Heading to Nationals

    Zant Zamora, 17, hasn’t always had a rope in his hand. It just seems that way.

    Zamora is in Gillette, Wyo., this week competing in the National High School Finals Rodeo. The Robertson High School senior qualified in three events — team roping (with partner Corey Charley), light rifle, and trap shooting. If he can crack the top six, he’ll earn a coveted spot in the Junior National Finals Rodeo and compete in Las Vegas, Nev., this December.

    “It’d mean a lot,” he said. “It’d be a huge accomplishment.”