.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Bolt finishes 3 for 3 in gold medals

    The Associated Press

    LONDON — This time, Usain Bolt ran hard right to the finish.

    Leaned at the line, even.

    Having built a big lead on the 4x100-meter relay anchor leg, Bolt knew he was about to earn his third gold medal in three events at the London Olympics.

  • FYI - Sports - August 13, 2012

    First day of official practice for most fall high school sports programs in New Mexico was Monday, Aug. 6. Check with school coaches or athletic directors for more information.

    Memorial Middle School football practice  began Monday, Aug. 6, at the MMS field. Athletes must have a current physical to practice; bring form on first day of practice or you will not be able to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Martinez at 429-7975.

  • Dream Killers snare second in Chivas Cup

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Dream Killers have done it again — bringing back a trophy from Albuquerque.

    The Dream Killers, a traveling youth soccer team based in Las Vegas, played July 28-29 at the Chivas Cup sponsored by the Guadalajara Soccer Association of New Mexico.

    In its toughest competition to date the Dream Killers met up with the host team Chivas for the championship, with Chivas prevailing 4-2 after a back-and-forth game.

  • U.S. leading medals races as Olympics near end

    The Associated Press

    LONDON — With one day of competition left at the London Games, the United States had locked up the overall medal race and is holding off the Chinese in the chase for the most gold.

    It will be the fifth straight Summer Games where U.S. athletes took home more prizes than anyone else from an Olympics.

    Swimming, track and field, basketball, women’s soccer, Serena Williams and gymnast Aly Raisman have all been highlights for U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Larry Probst.

  • ‘Smack City’ smackdown

    Federal and state law enforcement officers swooped in on helicopters and black SUVs at daybreak Wednesday and with the help of local police began executing a series of arrest and search warrants in Las Vegas.

    The event marked the culmination of a 10-month multi-agency investigation dubbed “Operation Smack City.” Officers were able to take most of their suspects into custody without incident, although two suspects remained at large as of press time.

  • Over The Edge V: Frack You

    By Lupita P. Gonzales
    For the Optic

    The Nat Gold Players, melding with Clearly Confused Productions, provide yet another local spoof, as emcee Karyl Lyne puts it, “poking fun at you, you, you and us!”

    Cyn Riley and the performers’ combined genius again point out the foibles of our locals — everything from “what’s happened to what’s happening” in our area, set in the local radio station, renamed Por Que Fun Radio, which mysteriously loses its N, making it Por Que FU Radio for the occasion.

    Indeed!

  • Water hikes worry some businesses

    Restaurant owner Josephine Martinez had just one question for city officials following their presentation on proposed water rate increases: How much can the people of Las Vegas afford?

    Martinez, owner of Pancho’s Roadside Cafe, said that as a business owner, she has no choice but to pass on increases on food costs to customers, and she’ll have no choice but to up her prices when the proposed city water rate hikes kick in.

  • Something for all over the weekend

    Las Vegas will be booming with activity this weekend. From the annual People’s Faire to the 39th Annual San Miguel/ Mora County Fair there will be something for everyone.

    The annual county fair started on Wednesday with entries accepted for animals.

    A weigh-in and swine show was scheduled for Thursday evening.

    Starting at 8:30 a.m.  Friday, there will be a lamb, goat, steed and breeding stock show at the arena at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds on north Hot Springs, followed by a southwest dairy milking demonstration at 9 a.m.

  • Looking Back - August 10, 2012

    In 1962
    Friday, Aug. 10 — Las Vegas will join in the Golden Anniversary celebration of New Mexico’s statehood with a week of festivities sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, under the direction of Ross Thompson, general chairman, and Mrs. Don R. Harrison, general coordinator. There will be a street dance. The event will conclude with Highlands University’s homecoming game.

  • Looking Ahead - News - August 10, 2012

    ‘Life Teen’ pioneer dinner at I.C. center

    . Immaculate Conception Church "Life Teen" Youth Group Pioneer Dinner, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Catholic Center. Tickets are $10 each and kids under five eat free. For more information, call 429-3422.