Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 22, 2012

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Under the Ocean” by Michael Garland. The theme for the month is “Leap Year Laughter.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - Feb. 22, 2012

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

    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.

  • Doing the right thing

    In January 2010, this newspaper ran a letter to the editor from Michael Savino of Seminole, Fla., regarding a recent 10-day visit he and his wife enjoyed in Las Vegas. In his letter, he complimented the people here as “friendly and welcoming” then went on to write about the disturbing number of  tethered dogs in town, with limited access to food and water and warmth during the cold winter nights.

    “Many of the chained dogs that I saw barked and snarled menacingly at me and my dog when I passed during my walks,” Savino wrote.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 22, 2012
  • Work of Art - The meaning of ‘omberrrs’

    Question: Take a typical Las Vegas cholo with his pants sagging to the point where one inch lower might get him arrested, and with one of the pants cuffs being swallowed by his shoe a bit more than the other.

    What is the logical answer to his situation?

    “Not even.”

    Wrong! The words might be correct on paper, but the articulation of these words proves simply that one can’t always give an accurate rendering of certain words merely by looking at the orthographics.
    Let me explain:

  • Cowgirls upset No. 5 WTAMU

    Brittany Potter and Erica Wieck both homered and combined for five runs batted in as New Mexico Highlands’ softball team upset NCAA Division II’s No. 5 ranked West Texas A&M 12-4 on Sunday in Canyon, Texas.

    The win gave the Cowgirls a split of Sunday’s doubleheader and boosted their record to 5-5, all the games to date having been played on the road.

    NMHU will open its home schedule this coming weekend with a four-game series against Colorado School of Mines, beginning Saturday at Cowgirl Field.

  • District tourney time

    It was a case of the Mondays for the Meadow City’s boys’ varsity basketball teams, as both Robertson and West Las Vegas endured postseason defeats.

    Facing Taos in a playoff game to decide the regular-season champion of District 2-3A and No. 1 seed in this week’s district tournament, Robertson (18-8) stumbled to a 71-67 loss Monday.

    The game was played at the neutral site of Santa Fe Indian School’s Abeyta Gym, chosen so as not to favor either RHS or Taos, which finished with identical 5-1 district records.

  • Cassidy wins 200th game

    As the all-time leading scorer in New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball history, a Stu Clark tourney record holder, and a two-time state champion head coach in Mora, Mark Cassidy is used to major milestones.

  • Champ Rangers await outcome

    Mora’s boys basketball team (23-3) avoided all the Monday blues that befell some of its neighbors.

    By virtue of their 84-64 rout of Peñasco this past Saturday, the Rangers wrapped up the regular-season district title for 2-2A and the top seed in this week’s district tournament, now under way.

    Mora hosts the boys’ district final at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Montoya Gym.

    “We were up 46-31 at the half and led by as much as 30 midway into the fourth,” noted Rangers head coach James Branch.

  • Junior wrestlers make mark

    Submitted to the Optic

    “Success is not measured by the obvious wins and losses in our lives,” said Las Vegas Junior Wrestling’s Christopher Trujillo.