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Today's News

  • Big threat to press freedom

    Republicans, Democrats and defenders of the First Amendment are decrying the decision by the Justice Department to secretly subpoena two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press.

  • Kids need consequences

    My name is Ray Gallegos, and I was born in Las Vegas, N.M. I retired from education last year and have more than 35 years of educational experience as a teacher and administrator. My role as a single parent of two daughters may prove to be the most credible of my qualifications to comment on education.

  • NMHU students create exhibit for museum

    By Margaret McKinney

    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University media arts students created a hands-on multimedia exhibit, The Science of Cities, for the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. A grand opening of the exhibit was held earlier this month.

    The high-tech, high-touch exhibit is designed to engage children in fun interactive learning about how cities work, including a cultural focus on Santa Fe’s nine sister cities around the world.

  • Proud son
  • Que Pasa - May 20, 2013

    TODAYHOY
    • The local New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Service office at 917 Douglas Ave resumes regular business hours will resume on Monday, May 20.

    TUESDAYMARTES
    • VA Health Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at the VA Clinic located at 624 University Avenue in Las Vegas. For more information about the fair, please contact Linda Daninger at 265-1711, ext. 2625.

  • Lady Dons win two state track titles

    Jayme Quintana brought an end to her high school athletic career in style Saturday, racing to a Class 3A state championship in the girls’ 800-meter run.

  • West reaches state softball final

    Quick with the sticks and creative on the basepaths, the West Las Vegas softball team has scored three or four runs with one swing of the bat on a few occasions this season. So it’s no reach to say the Lady Dons were a play away from winning the Class 3A state championship this past weekend.

    No. 2 Silver stalled a valiant rally from No. 5 WLV in Saturday’s championship game, then scored the last four unanswered runs to prevail 10-7.

  • Lady Dons will miss seniors

    Las Vegas Optic

    After having made progressively deeper runs into the postseason over the last several years, the West Las Vegas softball team looks to have a bright future.

    But the Lady Dons will undoubtedly miss the seniors they’ll lose to graduation this offseason.

  • Invaders mystify LV

    The Roswell Invaders recorded their fourth win in as many nights over the visiting Las Vegas Train Robbers on Friday for the opening week of Pecos League baseball. The series was to wrap late Saturday before the fledgling Train Robbers team goes north for road series at Trinidad and Raton.

    A 13-run second inning by Roswell fueled a 16-4 rout Friday at Roswell’s Joe Bauman Park.

    Will Walsh hit a solo home run in the third inning to highlight the Robbers’ effort. Chris Wilson went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI.

  • Little League - May 20, 2013

    Las Vegas Optic

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. Games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Monday games: Yankees vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Mariners, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday games: Yankees vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Orioles vs. Mariners, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Monday games: Red Wings vs. Thunder, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Sandgnats, 7:45 p.m.
    Tuesday games: Threshers vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Bats vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.