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Today's News

  • Back-to-back champions
  • Más cascarones
  • Good Friday and Easter holiday closings

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed or have an early closure on Friday in observance of Good Friday.
    • City of Las Vegas offices: Closing on noon on Friday
    • Trash pickup: All trash removal should be done prior to Friday, however, if there is a problem, call 429-0214
    • Abelino Montoya Recreation Center: Open until 5 p.m. on Friday and regular hours on Saturday, closed Sunday
    • Carnegie Public Library: Closing at noon on Friday, open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday

  • Que Pasa - March 27, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 27 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “Ollie’s Easter Eggs” by Olivier Dunrea. Free and open to the public.

    FRIDAY VIERNES

  • Dodge’s contract

    Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron used words like “unacceptable” and “shameful” to describe the automatic two-year contract renewal for the city manager. We agree, although for different reasons.

    We take no issue with City Manager Timothy Dodge’s getting a two-year contract extension.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 27, 2013
  • Work of Art - Whom are youm to ask?

    The simple answer is that if you can use “him,” you can use “whom”’ if “he” fits, use “who.” That was my proposed subject for this week’s column.

    We were in the Optic newsroom as I spouted this bit of faux erudition, when fellow writer Lupita Gonzales said that when it comes to “whom,” we need to think of objects, not subjects. As a now-retired long-time teacher of languages, she’s right.

  • West sweeps SFIS

    Adrian Valdez earned an “A” for accuracy on Monday.

    Valdez went 5 for 5 at the plate and scored three runs to help West Las Vegas baseball win 16-8 at Santa Fe Indian.

    The Dons are 4-3-1 under first-year head coach Ryan Gabaldon. All eight games have been played on the road.

    “Overall a fair game,” Gabaldon said of Monday’s victory. “I still think we could do better. We could be a powerhouse if we play a complete game.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 27, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson at Española Valley (DH), 3 p.m., Española
    Tennis
    • Robertson vs. Hope Christian, 3 p.m., Fulgenzi Complex
    Track and field
    • Memorial Middle School Invite, TBA, Cardinal Stadium

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado School of Mines, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    Softball
    • LCC vs. Frank Phillips (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Robertson vs. Santa Fe Indian, 3 p.m., RHS field
    Track and field

  • FYI - Sports - March 27, 2013

    Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association announces a sign-up coffee for the 2013 season from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 27, at 759 Diane Ave. Call 425-6003 for information. Ladies, come join us for golf at 9 a.m. every Wednesday starting April 3 at the NMHU golf course.