Today's News

  • Que Pasa - July 25, 2011

    • Public meetings regarding the proposal to establish conservation partnership and a New National Wildlife Refuge in Northern New Mexico, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 25 at the Mora High School Lecture Hall in Mora and on Tuesday, July 26 in the Donnelly Library Lecture Hall G-35 on the campus of NMHU. For more information, call 425-3581.


  • Noticias - July 25, 2011

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

    • All Ages Playgroup at Vida Encantada. A free activity for kids, ages zero to 18, where they will be able to play with other kids and build relationships with our Older Friends at Vida Encantada. Every Monday at 3 p.m. Parents must attend with their children, and may bring toys/ activities to share. Contact Etirsa Gamez at 505-510-0185 or Shena Galla 505-425-9362.

  • Disturbing closure

    Las Vegas is not a rich town. Sure, some people here have deep pockets, but there are far more who endure unemployment and underemployment, which create poverty-level conditions and a host of problems that go with such desperate circumstances.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 25, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: A history of divisions

    If you haven’t figured it out by now, I have a passion for history. In fact, that’s part of the reason I was drawn to journalism. Newspapers, it’s been said, record “the first draft of history.”

    In 1879, the founder of this newspaper, Russell Kistler, did more than just write the “first draft.” He also made history. Unfortunately, part of his legacy can be found in the divisions that helped define Las Vegas.

  • Young runners get a head start on fitness

    Nearly 100 youngsters participated in the recent Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run’s events for children, and the turnout drew praise from run organizer Joe Whiteman.

    “I think it was a real successful event with lots of energy and enthusiasm, lots of families out in the morning sunshine, lots of fun,” Whiteman said. He estimated the 96 children’s run registrants to be an increase of about 20 from 2010.

    “A number of kids joined in the costume contest with very imaginative outfits,” Whiteman added.

  • State run begins for 2 local teams

    Las Vegas Little League’s 9-10 baseball team fired an impressive first volley as it began its state tournament run on Friday evening in Roswell.

    The team spanked Albuquerque South Valley’s All-Stars 19-1 in a first-round game, advancing to a second-rounder scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sunday, after this issue went to press. Las Vegas was to play the winner between the District 8 and District 6 champs, who met head to head on Saturday.

  • Three in five
  • Looking Ahead - Sports July 25, 2011

    • State Little League tournaments TBA
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Good Doodz vs. Louisville Chuggers, 6:30 p.m., Buzzards vs. Yo Momma, 7:30 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Bases Loaded vs. Alta Vista, 6 p.m., Lady Warriors vs. Vida Encantada, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    • State Little League tournaments TBA

  • FYI - Sports

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting registrations for the 2011 fall season through August. Parents may register their youngsters online at lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or at DesertGate Internet 118 Bridge Street, Las Vegas.

    Those with questions are asked to call Shelby or Rachel Curtis at 505-652-4101.

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