.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • RHS suspect pleads guilty

    SANTA FE -- Michael Gallegos, the ringleader behind the sexual assaults on his fellow Robertson High School football players nearly two years ago, admitted to the crimes Monday.

    In Santa Fe’s District Court, Gallegos pleaded guilty to counts of criminal sexual penetration, attempted criminal sexual penetration and conspiracy.

    Gallegos, the son of former City Councilman Michael Gallegos, apologized to his family and his former teammates. He said he understood how hard it’s been on the victims.

  • Work of Art: Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace

    Sometimes it’s easy to identify with Gen. Halftrack, the forlorn company commander in the Beetle Bailey comic strip, who laments never receiving mail from the Pentagon.

    On occasion, I receive no feedback to items in Work of Art. But last week, there was an avalanche. A number of people e-mailed with comments about the alumni/ alumnus matter and solved a dozen common expressions which had been put into high-falutin’ language.

    All the responses came via e-mail, except for Betty Quick, who was quick to hand-deliver some of her own creations, listed below.

  • City league opens play

    With the “clink” sound of aluminum bats colliding with the hide of softballs, not to mention the occasional off-color humor and “carilla” from the field, dugouts and stands, it sounds like summer is here in the Meadow City.

  • Editorial: Class of 2010 can be proud

    The Robertson High School Class of 2010 has been through a lot. The seniors who just graduated saw six of their classmates arrested for assaulting some underclassmen at the school’s annual football camp, then the entire class had to endure the humiliation that came with the resulting state and national attention.

  • Little League

    The following are the baseball and softball scores reported to the Optic by La Plaza Little League and Las Vegas Little League for the past week’s action.

    FRIDAY, MAY 21

    Las Vegas: Cardinals 18, Reds 3

    MONDAY, MAY 24

    La Plaza majors:Rockies 18, Cubs 8

    La Plaza minors: Cubs 15, Giants 0; Marlins 18, Indians 4

    Upcoming games:

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 26

    La Plaza majors: Yankees vs. Cubs, 7:30 p.m.

    La Plaza minors: Marlins vs. Indians, 5:30 p.m.; Giants vs. Angels, 8:30 p.m.

  • Police: Chacon man beat up wife

    A Chacon man is accused of beating up his wife after drinking, state police said.

    Roger Romero, 48, was charged with four counts of aggravated battery against a household member and interference with communications.

    According to Magistrate Court documents, Romero kicked his wife out of his home after beating her up on May 13.

  • West board picks schools leader

    The West Las Vegas school board chose a familiar face to take the district’s reins.

    In a unanimous vote, the board on Monday selected the district’s former associate superintendent, Ruben Cordova, as the new superintendent. That was after the board had interviewed candidates behind closed doors earlier that day.

    “It seems like he (Cordova) will fit well. He’s already been here. He doesn’t have to learn the system,” board member Gary Gold said.

  • Adult softball

    The following are upcoming city league adult softball games sponsored by the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department. Games are held nightly Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Rodriguez Park Softball Complex off of Grant Street.

    Scores will be published as reported to the Optic.

    The season began Monday, May 24.

    Upcoming games:

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 26

    Men’s division: Buzzards vs. Tecolote, 6:15 p.m.; Vegas Boyz vs. DB’s Milkmen, 7:30 p.m.; Blaze vs. Dream Team, 8:45 p.m.

    THURSDAY, MAY 27

  • West board says it's being underpaid

    West Las Vegas board members sparred with their business manager last week, saying they were being underpaid.

    Business Manager Dawn Biagianti said the district paid board members for 18 meetings, but that it is supposed to pay for one meeting a month.

    “That’s why I budgeted what I did,” Biagianti said during a school board meeting.

    Board members disagreed.

  • Letter: ID needed for a lot of things

    I am asked to show identification: When I show up for a doctor’s appointment; when filling out a credit card or loan application; when applying for or renewing a drivers license or passport; when applying for any kind of insurance; when filling out college applications; when donating blood; when obtaining certain prescription drugs; when making some debit purchases, especially if I’m out of state; and when collecting a boarding pass for airline or train travel.