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Today's News

  • 13-year-old boy convicted of murdering woman

    The Associated Press

    PORTALES — A 13-year-old boy was found guilty of murder in the death of a 21-year-old Eastern New Mexico University student.

    The Roosevelt County jury returned guilty verdicts late Friday against the boy in the July 2010 death of Angel Vale.

    The boy was convicted on charges that included second-degree murder, aggravated burglary, tampering with evidence and larceny.

    He faces a maximum sentence of commitment in a Children, Youth and Families Department group facility until age 21.

  • Basic Training Graduate

    Submitted to the Optic

    Air Force Airman Arthur Vigil graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    He is the son of Joseph and Kathy Vigil of S. Pacific, Las Vegas.

  • UWC concert features Perich

    Submitted to the Optic

    In a crossover of music and art, United World College-USA presents Tristan Perich, performing his electronic magnum opus, 1-Bit Symphony at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22 in the Kluge Auditorium.
    Called both “high-brow” and “brilliant” by New York Magazine, Perich’s Symphony is an electronic composition in five movements, programmed onto a single microchip. Projections on five screens accompany the music, displaying Perich’s binary digital tapestries. The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Que Pasa - April 18, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • The Viles Scholarship Foundation announced that the deadline to apply for the Viles Scholarship has been extended to Monday, April 18. For applications or information, call LouElla Marr-Montoya at 425-7108 or 429-0508. Applications have been made available to the counselors at high schools.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES

  • Noticias - April 18, 2011

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

    • The Justin J. Roper Memorial Scholarship applications are available. The scholarship is open to West Las Vegas seniors. Applications are now available at the West Las Vegas High School counselor’s office. Application deadline is April 29.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 18, 2011
  • DWI court a good move

    A new approach to drunken drivers is needed, since New Mexico — including Las Vegas — isn’t progressing nearly fast enough in getting them off our roadways. So we’re glad to see local judges taking a different tack, especially when it comes to the high-risk DWIs that threaten the public’s safety.

  • Publisher's Note: Las Vegas United

    At the risk of pointing out the obvious, and sounding like a broken record, allow me to point out once again that we live in a divided community.

    I’m not just talking about our two school districts, or the conflicting perspectives between Anglos and Hispanics, or young vs. old, or even the ugly and unnecessary resentments between natives and newcomers. I’m talking about all of the above, which is fed by the antiquated notion that someone out there is going to destroy that which we hold dear.

  • Lady Cards stop St. Mike’s, Taos

    Strong pitching by Janice Yara, effective equal-opportunity offense across the batting order, and a defense that’s much improved from the early season — those are ingredients that have helped Robertson softball win four in a row.

    The Lady Cardinals followed a Thursday afternoon sweep of St. Michael’s with a sweep of Taos, both on the road.

  • Little Leagues open season

    Saturday’s Opening Day ceremonies for both of the Meadow City’s Little Leagues were wrought with extra emotion as each league dedicated the season to figures significant to them.