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  • Weather - July 2, 2012

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 5-15 mph.  

    Tuesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.  

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  • Que Pasa - July 2, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • 2012 Relay for Life of San Miguel County, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 to noon on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the West Las Vegas High School Football and track field. Survivors dinner from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.on Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Night Owl. To reserve a seat at the dinner, call Helen Garcia at 454-8081 by Monday, July 2. Teams interested in registering for the relay, contact Angelica Gallegos at 429-1660 by Monday, July 2.

    TUESDAY MARTES

  • Noticias - July 2, 2012

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

  • Fast & furious - All-star baseball a hit in Meadow City debut; South takes two of three vs. North

    Winning rave reviews for its inventive skills competitions, spiffy venue and the hospitality already known from other all-star competitions, the Las Vegas-based Class 1A-3A North-South baseball fest made a successful debut over the weekend.

    In the main event of the three-day all-star event, the South won a decisive game three Saturday afternoon by a slim 6-5 count to take the series two games to one.

  • Isotopes’ division lead stays slim

    Consecutive road losses at Memphis and Omaha have kept Albuquerque from padding its newly won lead atop the PCL American Southern Division.

    The Isotopes, who lost 9-5 at Memphis on Friday and 8-7 in a series opener at Omaha on Saturday, slipped to 47-36 to begin the week. Oklahoma City, whom the 'Topes recently passed to take the top spot in the division, is just a half game back at 46-36.

  • Kryptonite back with a vengeance

    Submitted to the Optic

    The 2012 version of the Las Vegas Kryptonite has quietly earned a 14-3-1 record to this point.  

    The Kryptonite has already punched a ticket to the South Plains Regional Tournament that will be held July 11-15 in Farmington. This is the second time that the Las Vegas Kryptonite has represented Las Vegas and New Mexico at the regional tournament with student-athletes from West Las Vegas and Robertson.  

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 2, 2012

    MONDAY
    Softball
    • Men’s city league: Yo Momma vs. 24-7, 6 p.m., Big Joe’s Cartel vs. Alta Vista Balls Deep, 7 p.m., city complex
    • Women’s city league: Vida Encantada Cougars vs. Rowdy Rascals, 6 p.m., Budweiser-Dick’s-Night Owl vs. Scrubs, 7 p.m., city complex

    TUESDAY
    Softball
    • Men’s city league: V Town Sluggers vs. Tecolote, 6 p.m., Hackers vs. V Town Sluggers, 7 p.m., city complex

    THURSDAY

  • Fiestas time!

    The fact that, this year, New Mexico is celebrating its centennial while Las Vegas’ annual Fiestas have been around about a quarter of a century longer than that says a lot about how deeply rooted this festival is. In the air this year is an extra dose of pride, as veterans are being honored and statehood is being celebrated.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 2, 2012