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Today's News

  • Pueblo to host NCAAs

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic

    The National Collegiate Athletics Association has selected Colorado State University-Pueblo as the host site for the 2012 and 2013 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The events will take place May 24-26, 2012, and May 23-25, 2013, at the Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.

  • Red Sox, Lady Devils back in LVLL finals

    Avoiding the short end of the 10-run rule that has claimed so many other opponents of the Red Sox this season, the Mets put up a good fight Wednesday night in Las Vegas Little League Majors Division semifinal action at Keyes Park.

    The top-seeded Red Sox won 9-4, advancing to Saturday morning’s championship game. They’ll play the winner of a Friday evening semifinal between the Cardinals and Yankees.

    Richard Armijo, D.J. Abreu and Jeremy Fernandez scored in each of the first two innings Wednesday to lead the Sox to a 9-0 advantage.

  • Several locals brave triathlon

    Several Las Vegans and others with strong ties to the area were among the competitors in this past weekend’s Storrie Lake Triathlon.

    The event, which returned after a four-year absence, began with a swim of nearly 1 mile in the lake, followed by a 24-mile cycling segment to Sapello and back and then a 6-mile run from the lake through the Porkchop Hill area.

    Clay Moseley of Los Alamos was the overall winner, finishing in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 24 seconds.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports June 24, 2011

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League Majors tournament semifinal: Cardinals vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League tournament final: Lady Devils vs. Stars, 7:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League games, TBA, city complex

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League Majors tournament final: Red Sox vs. Friday’s winner, 10 a.m., Keyes Park

  • FYI - Sports

    The City of Las Vegas is holding a family golf camp for the community during the month of July.

    The camp is designed for parents and their children to get out on the range and enjoy the game of golf. Sessions will cover fundamentals, use of irons and drivers, putting, chipping and full swing.

    Sessions are scheduled for July 6, July 13, July 20 and July 27. Each session will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Camp cost is $65 for two; $15 each additional person.

    Children are not required to have their own clubs to participate.

  • Go Fish - June 24, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, June 21

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.63 cfs. Fishing is slow using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms.

  • The gardens the sky forgot

    For the Optic

    Three weeks until hopeful monsoon. Three weeks until the heavens unleash what fury remains after crying over the Mississippi and Minot floodplains.

    What did Las Vegas do to deserve Mother Nature’s stony dry stare? Look around city streets and you see the crisp gold memory of grass, see old men run hand along rheumy eyes in a desperate attempt to fend off flying dust. Once lush backyards have taken on a gritty slumber; a lone catalpa offers tiny token leaves instead of its once imposing canopy.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora Lakers win tournament

    Three of Mora’s young athletes came home champions of the 3-on-3 tournaments called “Hoop It Up” that took place at the Civic Plaza in Albuquerque recently. The tourney was held on an outdoor court in the civic center with 100- degree temperature. The Mora Lakers won six consecutive games to claim the championship.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - June 24, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    9 a.m. – “Cultural Encounters” special event, Fort Union National Monument, free admission
    9 a.m. to noon – Annual Mora San-Miguel Electric Cooperative Meeting
    Sunday
    8 a.m. –“Cultural Encounters” special event continued, Fort Union National Monument
    Monday
    8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Second Basketball Camp begins at Mora High Gym  
    Tuesday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The delicious gift that keeps giving

    I never know what my friends will share with me next. They just hand me something, sometimes in a brown paper bag, and I soon discover I have yet another treasure in my possession.

    I was handed a big ziplock bag with some white, foamy semi-liquid in it right after Christmas. My friends know I like to cook and often bake various breads and desserts. I really wasn’t sure just what I had in this new baggie, but a recipe came with it for Amish friendship bread.