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Today's News

  • UWC-USA seeks get-away program participants

    Submitted to the Optic

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 21, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Rooster’s Feather” by Annie Petersen and JR Kibby. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Noticias - August 21, 2013

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

    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: WalMart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Unemployed deserve better

    Workers throughout the state pay into a workers compensation fund so that, in the unfortunate event that they end up losing their jobs, they will have an unemployment check to fall back on.

    It’s one of those safety net programs critical for a society because it helps people who are down on their luck to continue buying groceries for their families and paying the rent while they search for new jobs.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 21, 2013
  • Work of Art — Two eyebrows way up

    It’s about a subtle facial expression, sometimes barely perceptible, but we all know it’s there. And it’s potent.
    I’m referring to the raised-eyebrow syndrome that seems to have afflicted the Trujillo household. I’ll explain through the following narration:

  • Cowgirl spikers 12th in RMAC poll

    New Mexico Highlands University’s volleyball team is picked to finish tied for 12th out of 14 schools in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this fall, according to a preseason coaches’ poll conducted by the league and released Monday afternoon.

    The Cowgirls are entering their second season under head coach Bryan Crawford. In 2012, they had a solid start but struggled in RMAC play, finishing 6-23 overall and 2-17 in the league — last in the RMAC West Division.

  • Isotopes’ August swoon continues

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Bobby Doran allowed one earned run through seven innings and the Oklahoma City RedHawks extended their franchise-record winning streak at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark to 16 games on Monday night, scoring six runs in the first inning en route to a 6-2 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes.

  • City league tourneys under way

    A 12-0 record in the regular season has the Hackers again regular-season champs in the Las Vegas city softball league, men’s division.

    It’s a familiar position for the team, which looks to extend its run of division titles beginning tonight (Wednesday) with an opening-round playoff game against either the Vegas Boyz or the Bombers, depending on who won an eight-nine game late Monday.

  • Gold’s ring