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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 24, 2016

    1.24.2016
    SUNDAY

    5 to 7 p.m.
    The Las Vegas Jewish Community Inc. will host a Tu B’Shavat potluck seder and silent auction at Temple Montefiore (Newman Chapel) located on Eighth St. and Columbia. All are welcome. For more information, contact Diana Presser at dianaepresser@gmail.com or 425-9576.

    1.26.2016
    TUESDAY

    3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

  • Noticias - Jan. 24, 2016

    Submit your
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    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

    •Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

  • NFL: And then there were four

    It’s conference championship weekend in the NFL, and the top two seeds in each conference delivered on a pair of marquee matchups by coming through with victories in the divisional round.

    In the AFC, it will be the New England Patriots at the Denver Broncos; in the NFC it’s the Arizona Cardinals at the Carolina Panthers. The winners meet in the Super Bowl in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7.

    And what a group of star players, featuring yet another Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady showdown.

  • Rec center offering fitness challenge

    Las Vegas Optic

    Looking to shed a few holiday pounds? Maybe make good on that New Year’s resolution to get back in shape?

    The City of Las Vegas may have just the incentive you need to help you reach your goals.

    The Abe Montoya Recreation Center is again hosting an eight-week fitness challenge for the community beginning Monday.

  • Johnson scores 3rd weekly honor

    Las Vegas Optic

    Marlon Johnson’s third honor as New Mexico Highlands University’s Subway Student-Athlete of the Week was a slam dunk.
    Johnson, a power forward for the Cowboy basketball team, averaged 19 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and two blocks per game over the weekend of Jan. 15-16 to earn the award for the third time.

    Highlands won both games, besting Chadron State and Regis to claim sole possession of first place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Right on cue

    Las Vegas Optic

    “We have a lot of talent in this small community, and we would like to compete on the national level and put the original Las Vegas on the map,” said Stephen Mora, who operates the fledgling Meadow City BCA Pool League.

  • Dons win big vs. Clayton

    As the non-district portion of the schedule winds down, West Las Vegas amped up its offense in a 92-51 win over visiting Clayton on Thursday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Dons (14-3 and a top-three team in Class 4A boys' hoops) overpowered the Yellow Jackets early and didn't let up.

  • Cardinals tame Lions

    Sebastian Gonzales roared louder than any Lion visiting the Bird Cage on Thursday night.

    The Robertson senior guard scored a game-high 33 points to lead the host Cardinals to an 87-60 win over Santa Rosa at Mike Marr Gym. Ranked as high as second in Class 4A boys' basketball, Robertson improved to 17-2 overall.

    The Cardinals have now won 13 consecutive games, their last defeat being Dec. 19 at Lovington.

    Warren Fulgenzi (21 points), Erik Encinias (11), Francisco Arguello (10) and Arjay Ortiz (10) joined Gonzales in double figures Thursday.

  • Ortega wins Rising Star

    Brenda Ortega spent years in front of an audience of students as a teacher. Now, she is has a different stage using her voice, talent and charisma. On Saturday, Ortega walked away with Song of the Year and Rising Star of the Year awards from the New Mexico Hispano Music Awards. She, along with her father and well-known musician Juan Ortega,  also held a live performance at the event that took place at the Ohkay Casino Conference Center in Española.

  • Local police investigating liquor store robbery

    By Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    An unidentified man walked into a local liquor store on Monday evening, brandished a handgun and got away with an undisclosed amount of money and a bottle of liquor, Las Vegas police say.

    The robbery occurred at Legers Package Liquor Store on the 2400 block of Seventh Street. No one was injured in the robbery.

    Lt. Steve Pacheco, with the Las Vegas Police Department, said investigators are following up on leads in the case, but so far no arrest has been made.