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Today's News

  • Noticias - July 11, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The Las Vegas unit of the American Red Cross helps individuals who have suffered a house fire plus engages in other emergency activities. Meetings are one Tuesday evening a month at 6 p.m. Those interested in becoming volunteers may contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224 or conniec@desertgate.com.

  • Que Pasa - July 11, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, in the basement of the Methodist Church, 8th and National.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

    • Benefit Dance for Alyssa Romero, 2012 Mora Fiesta Rodeo Queen Candidate, 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 14 at the Lounge in Mora, N.M.

  • For now, he’s driving

    Joey Herrera is in a powerful position right now. The newest Las Vegas City Council member is sitting in the driver’s seat as a rift between Mayor Alfonso Ortiz and Councilor Tonita Gurule-Giron only gets wider.

    The second newest council member, Vince Howell, has been siding with Ortiz, while councilor David Romero mostly follows Gurule-Giron’s lead. So when Herrera votes with Howell, the council is split 2-2, which of course tips the advantage to Ortiz.

    It happened four times at the last City Council meeting.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 11, 2012
  • Work of Art - No more strraaiigghht ticket

    “And I want all of you to vote the strraaiigghht ticket when you go to the polls in November.” How many times have we heard this, and from how many politicians?

    Too many times and from too many politicians.

  • North-South athletes eye showdowns

    They arrived in town Monday wearing many different colors, some representing the cities and schools they’d grown up playing for.

    A few wore memorabilia from the colleges or universities they plan to attend this fall.

    But by the time they gathered for team pictures Monday afternoon, these star athletes from across New Mexico were sporting either North red or South blue.

  • Fiesta Run 2012
  • District tournaments roll on in Raton

    Highlights from the District 4 Little League All-Star tournaments under way in Raton:

  • Kryptos face regional battle

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite will be playing their first game at noon Wednesday in the Sandy Koufax South Plains Regional Tournament.

    This year, Farmington will be hosting the tournament, with the winner of the regional advancing to the next level, a tourney in Vero Beach, Fla.  

    The Kryptonite will be playing the Rivercats of Farmington in the first round of the bracket.  

    The projected starter for the Kryptos in Wednesday’s opener is Colin Pedro.  

  • Fielder wins the Derby

    The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Prince Fielder made a splash at the All-Star Home Run Derby. Eight of them.

    The Detroit slugger joined Ken Griffey Jr. as the only players to win multiple titles, thrilling the crowd at Kauffman Stadium with several shots into the right-field fountain and beating Toronto’s Jose Bautista 12-7 in the final Monday night.