Today's News

  • Over the Edge V - Community theater presents annual Las Vegas parody

    Submitted to the Optic

    It is August, and the summer is winding down, but no summer is every truly complete until the production of “Over the Edge.” The Nat Gold Players, in collaboration with Clearly Confused Productions, Las Vegas’ youth-run theater group, present the fifth installment in as many years of “Over the Edge V: Frack You.”

  • Noticias - August 6, 2012

    ubmit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Las Vegas City Schools has a new Dress Code with lots of changes. A copy is available on their website (www.cybercardinal.com) or at the Central Office, the office of the Director for Instruction at Robertson’s Patio Building, or at Wal-Mart.Call 454-5700.

  • Que Pasa - August 6, 2012

    • Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Beauty Lou and the Country Beast will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. For further information, contact the Arts Council at 425-1085; lvac@cybermesa.com or Patrick Rucker at 454-9707 or 718-6211; or rucker@desertgate.com.


  • Focusing on the dam

    After another disappointing drill — the Taylor Well No. 2 replacement well is only producing a sixth of what was expected — the city of Las Vegas finds itself in the same place it has been for years. While drawing 90 percent of its water from the Gallinas River, the city desperately needs to diversify its water sources.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 6, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Good Samaritans and pigs

    The Samaritan House is one of our better community organizations. It reflects one of the best characteristics of Las Vegas — our willingness to share with and help those who are down on their luck.

    Board member Rosie Lopez recently filled me in on the four major programs that make up the Samaritan House’s mission. They are:

    • Food distribution, which takes place on the second Wednesday of each month at the main office at 220 Bernalillo St.

  • Sands, Isotopes edge 51s for series split

    Jerry Sands had another big night, and runs in the seventh and eighth innings propelled the host Isotopes past the Las Vegas 51s 6-4 on Saturday night.

    Albuquerque improved to 66-49 and held a two-game lead atop the Pacific Coast League’s American Southern Division going into Sunday’s series opener with visiting Tucson, the San Diego Padres’ Triple A affiliate.

    On Saturday, the 51s led 2-0 midway through the second before Albuquerque tied it with two scores in the bottom of the inning.

  • A need for speed
  • Aragon makes physique debut

    By Richard Tripp
    For the Las Vegas Optic

    Las Vegas native Ryan Aragon recently competed in the 2012 Max Muscle Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders Natural Southwest Classic Bodybuilding and Figure Championships.

    Aragon placed fourth in the Teen category and fifth in the Junior category in his first foray into competitive bodybuilding. The contest was held July 28 in Albuquerque.

    Aragon is a member of the Class of 2010 at West Las Vegas High School. He is the son of Emory and Denice Aragon.

  • Going out with a splash

    By Beth Harris
    AP Sports Writer

    LONDON — Michael Phelps got up to leave his last news conference at the Olympic pool when his relay mates were asked if they thought he would really stay retired.

    Before they could answer, Phelps smiled and said emphatically: “Yes, yes.”

    The most decorated Olympian called it a career on Saturday night with a fitting ending — a gold medal in the 4x100-meter medley relay at the London Games.