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Today's News

  • Trophy Presentation
  • Que Pasa - July 9, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Earn Your Wings at Amazing Wonders Aviation Vacation Bible School, from 8:30 a.m. to noon from July 9 to July 13 at First Baptist Church on Mountain View Drive. To register, call Raychel at 426-7466 or email- radhosch@hotmail.com.
    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees will hold its July meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 9 at the Plaza Hotel Conservatory. Select of delegates to the State Convention and Planning for the 2012 NMAER State Convention. For more information, call Tomás at 575-421-2455.

  • Noticias - July 9, 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.

  • Substance, please

    The New Mexico primaries may have decided a number of in-state races, but they didn’t really impact the presidential race. Barack Obama has been in re-election mode for months now, and Mitt Romney sewed up the Republican nomination weeks ago in Texas.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 9, 2012
  • Editor's Note - The Farmers’ Almanac

    Call me an old fogey if you want, but I think the Farmers’ Almanac is an interesting read.

    I can’t say I’m a loyal buyer of the annual booklet, but I’ve been perusing it for years, as a “gift” to this and other newspapers I’ve worked at. In other words, it’s a freebee I’ve enjoyed.

    This year, however, I didn’t receive one (or somebody else around here got hold of it before I did). So I was pleased to find a complimentary copy sitting on the counter at Quality Motor Co., which I gladly snatched up.

  • North-South back in LV for Round 2

    More of the summer’s most-anticipated All-Star competitions are in the Meadow City this week.

    The Class 2A-3A North-South games in football and boys’ and girls’ basketball are scheduled this coming weekend to conclude a full week of related activities — including a Thursday banquet featuring New Mexico Military athletic director Reggie Franklin — and team practices. Honorees are due in town Monday to begin practice.

  • All-Star tutelage
  • Ferrill: Hall of Famer times 3

    Submitted to the Optic

    Former New Mexico Highlands University football coach Carl Ferrill will be inducted into both the Westhills College and University of Nevada-Las Vegas Sports Halls of Fame.

    “About a month ago I got a call from both schools saying that I was going to be one of their inductees,” said Ferrill. “Ironically enough, both ceremonies will be on the same day — October 13.”

  • Serena prevails

    The Associated Press

    WIMBLEDON, England — Her serve as good as there is, her grit as good as ever, Serena Williams was dominant at the start and finish, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 on Saturday to win a fifth championship at the All England Club and 14th major title overall, ending a two-year drought.