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Today's News

  • Noticias - August 12, 2011

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

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 12, 2011
  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP - PEOPLE, IT’S FAIRE TIME. That’s right, it’s time once again for the Peoples Faire, a two-day event again this year filled with arts and crafts, music, food and entertainment. It’ll be going on at Carnegie Park, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday this weekend, so don’t miss out.

  • One Las Vegas — 1882-1884

    Within a year of  the railroad’s arrival, the population in east Las Vegas equaled that of west Las Vegas, and between the two communities there was great activity and bustling enterprise. As a result, businessmen in particular began to see the need for basic services which only a municipal government could provide.  

  • ‘Day by day’ approach for Young

    New Mexico Highlands University head football coach Eric Young steered clear of specifics at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Football Media Day press conference Aug. 2 at the Colorado Springs Marriott.

  • Adult Softball

    As another summer of the Las Vegas Adult Softball League nears its conclusion, two defending champs are in a familiar position in the standings.
    Benavidez Construction’s Hackers, who held off a finals challenge to add the 2010 tournament championship to the regular-season trophy they’d already secured, are in the No. 1 spot again in the men’s league.

  • Local roper wins $10K in Clovis event

    Lydia Ulibarri of Las Vegas is on her way to the U.S. Team Roping Championships national finals this October.

    Ulibarri teamed with Mike Kelling of Hartley, Texas, to earn national finals qualification — not to mention $10,000 in prize money — with a strong performance in the USTRC’s Southwest Regionals this past Friday, Aug. 5, at the Curry County Events Center in Clovis.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 12, 2011

    FRIDAY
    No local sporting events scheduled

    MONDAY
    Softball

    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Vegas Boys vs. Louisville Chuggers, 6:30 p.m., Balls Deep vs. Dream Team, 7:30 p.m., city complex

    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Lady Warriors vs. Vida Encantada, 6 p.m., Alta Vista vs. Bases Loaded, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    TUESDAY
    Softball

  • FYI - Sports

    Mandatory practice for Robertson girls’ soccer players began on Monday, Aug. 8, at the RHS field. Practice will run from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Players must have a current sports physical to participate. Call head coach Ray Parks, 795-9256, for more information.

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  • Go Fish - August 12, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary. Extreme fire danger has prompted agencies to impose fire restrictions and closures on public and private lands across New Mexico. Please check for the latest information at nmfireinfo.wordpress.com or by calling the fire restrictions hotline at 877-864-6985.

    Fishing report, Aug. 9