Today's News

  • Weather - June 20, 2011

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy and breezy at night, with a low around 50.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 50.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 54.

  • Corrections

    Some of the details contained in the obituary published Friday for Amy Lynn Angst Beyrle were incorrect. We are re-running the obituary in this edition. The Optic apologizes for the errors.

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    In Friday’s front page photo, the Optic mis-identified one of the participants in the Senior Citizens Center’s Prayers for Rain photo. The leader of the prayers and hymns was Viola Lopez.

  • Pastoral Scene
  • Que Pasa - June 20, 2011


    • The Noon Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas will hold its annual Pancake Day fundraiser on Wednesday, June 22 at the Hillcrest Restaurant. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.,11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and children. Proceeds benefits Las Vegas Youth projects. For more info call 718-6655.

  • LCC announces honor roll

    Luna Community College announced its Spring 2011 Vice President’s Honor Roll. Inclusion on the Vice President’s Honor Roll requires students to complete, without incomplete grades included, at least 12 graded credit hours with at least a 3.66 GPA. Graded credit hours do not include S/U graded courses, audits or credit by exam.

  • Follow an open process

    Last week’s Las Vegas City Council debate over a water line extension to the Solid Waste Transfer Station, the first phase toward getting it to Airport Road, was messy and just plain unnecessary, but the council made the right decision in denying the extension as proposed and allowing city staff to resubmit the project at a future meeting. But moving forward from here is going to take some work.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 20, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Festivals, fairs and parades

    It seems as if every town in the good ol’ U.S.A. has some sort of festival. I’ve been to a number of them.

    In Conway, Ark., where I lived and worked for several years, there was Toad Suck Daze, named after a rural area on the banks of the Arkansas River where, legend has it, people would go to suck on bottles of booze “until they swelled up like toads.” The festival has nothing to do with Toad Suck — the closest it comes to the name itself are the toad races — but the name itself has drawn national attention to the festival.

  • Romero rallies, nets medal

    Dave Romero III didn’t allow a 5-1 deficit — or a recorded on-court temperature of 115 degrees — to melt him during the Southwest Regional tennis tournament, held recently in Tucson, Ariz.

    Romero rallied with four straight wins and then prevailed in a 7-5 tiebreaker score to upset his division’s No. 3 seed, Adam Knox of Arizona.

  • Little League - June 20, 2011

    The following are highlights of recent local Little League action, including scores reported to the Optic as of press time. League representatives are encouraged to report scores and statistics to the newspaper.


    La Plaza 9-10 girls 7, Santa Fe Metro 0; Pojoaque 21, La Plaza 9-10 girls 16; La Plaza 9-10 girls 16, Pojoaque 1

    La Plaza Majors: Cubs 12, Marlins 9
    La Plaza Minors: Giants 7, Red Sox 6
    LVLL Majors: Red Sox 10, Cardinals 4; Mets 25, Cubs 4