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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - July 27, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Seventh Annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally, on Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29. For a schedule of events see page C8 in today’s Optic.

    SUNDAY DOMINGO
    • Vado de Juan Paiz Acequia Association meeting, 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 at the old fire department in Anton Chico, N.M. Fore more information, contact Lisa Gallegos at 429-2079.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Noticias - July 27, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Las Vegas Juvenile Justice Continuum Board meets at 3:30 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of the month at the CYFD office on Ridgerunner Road. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Yolanda at 617-0483 or Teresa at 425-3543.
    • San Miguel County Family and Community Health Council meets at 10 a.m. on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Public Health Office on Gallegos Road. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Yolanda at 617-0483.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - July 27, 2012

    THUMBS UP! UNDER BUDGET. Good news for Las Vegas and its City Council — Finance Director Pamela Marrujo told councilors last week that the city ended its fiscal year in the black. General fund expenses alone came in about $800,000 under budget, while general fund revenues were $351,000 over budget. That’s the kind of year-end report we like to see.

  • Editorial Cartoons - July 27, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Judge Armijo finds Magee not guilty

    In June 1926, exactly three years after his celebrated trial for criminal libel, Carl Magee again stood trial in Las Vegas, for killing John Lassetter in the lobby of the Meadows (El Fidel) Hotel 10 months earlier.

  • Go Fish - July 27, 2012

    FISHING REPORT,
    JULY 24

    Charette Lakes: No reports from anglers this week.
    Cimarron River: Trout fishing was good using tricos, brassies, elk hair caddis, Cimarron specials, red copper John Barrs, small gold Panther Martins and worms. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 22 cfs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was fair using salmon eggs.

  • LV sluggers reach Final 4

    “We were close enough to grab it, but we just didn’t grab it,” said team manager Rick Armijo of his Las Vegas Little League 11-12 All-Stars’ run at the state title this past week in Taos.

    Las Vegas reached the final four of the tournament, which brought the best majors division teams in nine districts from around the state.

    The run ended Wednesday with a 14-2 defeat to Carlsbad.

    “I’m real proud of the kids,” Armijo said. “We had a great run. We were part of the last 48 players (in the age division) to be playing in the state.”

  • Mora All-Stars
  • Camp is about more than just hoops

    Basketball is just the starting point for a learning experience about healthy choices, said Michael Cooper II, the founder and director of this weekend’s Coops Life Skills camp.

    The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday at Mike Marr Gym. Cost is $80, which includes a camp T-shirt and a chance to win prizes including sports memorabilia from NBA legends. Registration forms are available at La Fiesta Restaurant on Seventh.

  • Hackers stroll to repeat title

    Nobody’s perfect, but their record is.

    With a 21-6 crushing of Tecolote in Tuesday night’s final, the Benavidez Construction Hackers earned another Las Vegas men’s adult softball league championship.

    The team went 13-0 in the regular season and breezed through the postseason tournament with four wins, seeming to get stronger as the competition got tougher.

    On July 18, the Hackers opened the tourney with a 14-6 verdict over the eighth-seeded Yo Momma. The next evening, Alta Vista’s Balls Deep bunch gave the defending champions their biggest scare before losing 10-5.