Today's News

  • Schools participate in project

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    West Las Vegas and Robertson High Schools are among only six high schools nationwide selected to participate in an innovative NASA and SRI International pilot project for climate change education through a partnership with the New Mexico Highlands University GEAR-UP Program.

  • Que Pasa - June 13, 2011


  • Noticias - June 13, 2011

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

    • A survivors fund has been set up for the families of Gene Hern and Frank Romero. The following are the accounts: Children of Gene Hern, Wells Fargo account number 7040660958 and the widow of Frank Romero, Wells Fargo account number 7040660941.

    • The city of Las Vegas employee union has set up memorial funds for Gene Hern and Frank Romero at the State Employees Credit Union. The Hern account number is 3001582700 and the Romero account is 3001582710.

  • Here come the fiestas

    In less than three weeks, Las Vegas will hold its 123rd fiestas. And while it’s going to be filled with the usual staples of fun, festivities and an appreciation of our cultural heritage, there’s something different about it this year. This time around, the city itself is putting it together.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 13, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Still learning my history

    One of the first things I did when I came to Las Vegas was to read up on the area’s history. I boned up on the gloriously rowdy history of Las Vegas, from the conflicts that the Spaniards had with the local natives, to the assimilation of Jewish families who migrated in on the Santa Fe Trail, to the intrusion of those who came in on the railroad that landed about a mile east of the original settlement. I learned that this town has Spanish, Mexican, European and American roots that created both an embattled and a diverse people.

  • Commentary: NBA future: Bright or overcast?

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer
    There’s a disconnect when David Stern starts talking about the state of the NBA.
    On one hand, apparently, things have never been better.
    “We’ve had a great season,” the NBA commissioner said just before Miami knocked off Dallas in Game 1 of the NBA finals. “I would say the most important thing for us is that the play of our players has captured the imagination of our fans. If you look at print, blogs, TV, social media, there’s an incredible amount of buzz around our game.”

  • A new Rider
  • Storm ready for repeat bid

    By Tim Booth
    AP Sports Writer
    SEATTLE  — Along with now being a two-time WNBA champion and continued recognition as arguably the best women’s player in the world, something else changed for Lauren Jackson in the offseason.
    She grew one inch.
    Actually, Jackson’s always been 6-foot-6, or so she says. Now 30 years old, she finally feels comfortable admitting she’s really 6-6 and not 6-5 as was always listed — not that she needed the extra inch.

  • Struggles or not, Tiger still tops in earnings

    By Doug Ferguson
    AP Golf Writer