Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 10, 2013

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad Triggers, 6:05 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • District 4 Little League All-Star tournaments, Santa Rosa
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Brew Crew vs. Havoc, 6 p.m., Vegas Boyz vs. Bombers, 7:15 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street
    • District 4 Little League All-Star tournaments, Santa Rosa

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Raton

  • Fiesta Run draws crowd

    More than 300 runners and walkers of various ages took part in the 31st annual Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run this past Sunday morning.

    Henrique Chavez raced to a repeat championship in the 10-kilometer run, covering the Montezuma-to-Old Town stretch in 31 minutes and 37 seconds.

    Chavez’s younger brother and soon-to-be NMHU cross country teammate Alonzo Chavez, 17, was the youngest runner in the 10K. The oldest was 78-year-old Ted Rogers of Santa Fe.

  • Contract stalled by protest

    Plans to award a city road improvement bid to Franken Construction Company and to enter into an unrelated contract with Ferrell Gas Company had  some audience members  raising concerns about conflict of interest during last Tuesday’s special City Council meeting.

  • Hopping to it
  • Former gov, Cargo, dies at age 84

    The Associated Press 

    and Optic Staff

  • New president steps in at UWC

    Submitted to the Optic

    UWC-USA will begin the 2013-14 school year with significant changes to its leadership team. Tom Oden, UWC-USA’s vice president for academic affairs, is stepping into the role of acting president, and Christie Baskett has signed on as the vice president for advancement.

  • Looking Back - July 8, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - July 8, 2013

    Missoula Children’s Theatre

    The Missoula Children’s Theatre is in Las Vegas from today to July 13. This summer’s production is Pinocchio, and the theatre will need about 50 young people between the first and 12th grades. Auditions start at 10 a.m. today at Ilfeld Auditorium on the Highlands campus. No preparation for audition is required.

  • Weather - July 8, 2013

    Sunrise ... Sunset 

    5:52 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.

  • Audit delay proves costly

    Las Vegas City Schools has been trying to get caught up on its financial audits for years, and while there have been signs of progress in that time, the district just hasn’t been able to get the job done.