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Today's News

  • East’s fiscal mistakes

    We thought the first big test of the new Las Vegas City Schools board members would be the hiring of the next superintendent. We were wrong. The first big test is in how the school board is going to handle the latest news that the district is two years behind on its audits.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 28, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Reasons to believe

    “Struck me kinda funny, seemed kind of funny sir to me,
    How at the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe.”
    — From the song “Reason to Believe” by Bruce Springsteen

    If you’re starting to think that the world is going to hell in a hand basket, I suggest you pick up last week’s Time magazine. There’s a series of articles in there that may lift your spirits considerably.

  • Living legend
  • Noticias - March 28, 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.

  • Que Pasa - March 28, 2010

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 30 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    • The Las Vegas Ministerial Fellowship is having Lenten services at noon on Wednesday, March 30 and April 6 and 13 at the St. Paul’s Peace Church. For more information, call 425-7283.

  • Lady Cards topple Carlsbad

    With first-place finishes in six of nine spots on the lineup, the Robertson girls’ tennis team won the championship of this past weekend’s Carlsbad Invitational.

    In doing so, the Lady Cardinals surprised one of the elite programs in the state — Class 5A’s five-time defending state champion Carlsbad, the tournament host.

    It’s believed to be the first title in that particular tournament won by a Robertson girls’ team.

  • Weekend Roundup

    West Las Vegas’ softball team took Albuquerque Academy to extra innings Saturday before falling 8-7 in the fifth-place game of the St. Michael’s tournament in Santa Fe.

    Pitcher Marissa Cordova had one of her better games for coach Lucas Griego’s club before the Duke City team won the chess match in 10 frames.

    Bernalillo defeated West 8-3 in Thursday’s opener but the Lady Dons broke into the win column the next day, routing Española 18-4.

    West is 1-6.

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  • Ready for takeoff

    Already a lock for the Class 2A state meet, Pecos’ Yeshemabet Turner swept the three girls’ jump competitions in the West Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday at the Herrera Complex.

    It’s going to be a busy week for the Lady Panthers senior standout, who plans to reveal her college choice in a signing ceremony on Friday, her coach told the Optic.

    Turner, who excels in the classroom and takes college courses in addition to the usual high school curriculum, has starred in multiple sports for Pecos.

  • East district on ‘at risk’ list

    The state Auditor’s Office has placed  the Las Vegas City Schools on its list of “at risk” government agencies and is warning that the district’s finances could be in jeopardy because it is two years behind on its audits.