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Today's News

  • West LV schools honored at capitol

    The West Las Vegas school district was honored at the Roundhouse on Friday by the Public Education Department because four of its elementary schools were named among the top 20 exemplary schools in the state.

    Schools from 12 districts were among the top 20 schools that serve the needs of English language learners.

  • Design Review Board wrestled with economic impact

    When the Las Vegas Design Review Board took up the question of whether to approve Allsup’s Convenience Stores Inc.’s demolition and construction plan, preservation may have been a central concern, but simple economics was never far from the discussion.

    “I love history,” board member Mack Crow said at one point in the 4-1/2 hour meeting last week, “but I don’t want history to destroy something good, and I think this will be good for the community.”

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 23, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - Feb. 23, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Let ‘em build

    We’re not convinced Allsup’s Convenience Stores Inc. can fully deliver on plans to build a new store at Grand Avenue and Seventh Street. But that’s not a good enough reason to stand in the way of the project.

  • Work of Art: An 88-year-old’s recollections

    By Art Trujillo

    In past columns I’ve devoted much lineage to the way things used to be, to my childhood and the dogged determination of hundreds of boys who worked six days a week to earn a few bucks selling Optics.

  • District hoops tourneys this week

    The Mora Rangers have played themselves into a week off from basketball.

    Riding the 8-0 unbeaten streak in the District 2-2A schedule, second-year head coach Hank Laumbach and company coasted to a No. 1 seed in this week’s district tournament. The Rangers (24-2 and ranked third in the state), who got 30 points from Tim Romero and 17 from Tyler Martinez in the regular-season finale vs. Peñasco, will host the final on Saturday night at Montoya Gym.

    Meanwhile, Robertson boys and girls also await whoever emerges from the fray this week.

  • Strong start
  • Commentary: Bobby the Bullet a back for the ages

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth of a series of articles written on old-school athletics by Luna Community College sports performance instructor Henry Sanchez.

    Bobby Santiago, known as “The Bullet” during his glorious football career, must be regarded as one of the best running backs the state of New Mexico has ever produced.

  • Transfer rule changes March 1

    The days of a Dons athlete suddenly becoming a Cardinal or vice versa are about to become a thing of the past.

    Thanks to a new New Mexico Activities Association rule, student-athletes who transfer from one school district to another will now have to sit out 180 school days before participating in varsity athletic programs at the new school.

    The rule change goes into effect Tuesday, March 1.