Today's News

  • FYI - News

    El Camino Road between Hot Springs Boulevard and Cinder Road will be closed to through traffic until Thursday, Aug. 4, due to construction of the Cinder Road bicycle and pedestrian trail project.

  • Brass Band to perform original Las Vegas piece

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Greater Las Vegas March, yes, that is Las Vegas, will open the 2011 annual Las Vegas Heritage Week on Friday, Aug. 5, at Plaza Park.  This composition by John A. Hand, Jr., composed in the late 19th Century, and dedicated to local resident Jefferson Raynolds, will be performed by the New Mexico Territorial Brass Band beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • Que Pasa - August 3, 2011


    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Tell Me the Day Backwards” by Albert Lamb. All programs are free and open to the public.


  • Obama also to blame

    After a brief sigh of relief that an economic crisis of unprecedented proportions was averted, we turn our attention to the outcome. It looks bleak indeed.

  • Obama also to blame

    After a brief sigh of relief that an economic crisis of unprecedented proportions was averted, we turn our attention to the outcome. It looks bleak indeed.

  • Another Perspective: That was back in oh-two

    At what point will the term “turn of the century” refer to this century instead of last? To me the expression corresponds to the era when my dad, born in 1903, came around.

    But we’ve been into the 21st century for 11 years, and technically, the few years past ought to be the real turn of the century.

    In addition, for years I’ve heard people say things like, “Back in oh-2, when I was a kid ...” It’s usually an exaggeration, one I used in class a number of times.

  • Cowboys: Nowhere else to go but up

    Nebraska-Kearney’s football team will take its final tour around the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this fall, and the consensus is that the Lopers’ ride will be a victory lap.

    UNK is the odds-on favorite to win the RMAC football championship this season. A preseason coaches’ poll released Monday noted that UNK received six of a possible 10 first-place votes and 13 points total, beating Colorado School of Mines and Colorado State-Pueblo, which garnered 22 points apiece.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 3, 2011


    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Balls Deep vs. Good Doodz, 6:30 p.m., Hackers vs. Dream Team, 7:30 p.m., city complex


    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Tecolote vs. Young Bucks, 6:30 p.m., city complex

    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s game: Alta Vista vs. Lady Warriors, 7:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • FYI - Sports

    New Mexico Highlands University golf pro Dan Houtchens will be conducting a junior golf camp with four classes in August. Classes will be held 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2, 4, 9 and 11 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. Cost is $30 a person or two for $50. For more information, call Houtchens at 425-7711.

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    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.

  • Stern gloomy about NBA talks

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Sports Writer

    NEW YORK  — David Stern returned to the bargaining table Monday and said “nothing” gave him reason for encouragement.
    And for that, the NBA Commissioner pointed the blame in one place.
    “I don’t feel optimistic about the players’ willingness to engage in a serious way,” Stern said.

    So the first meeting to include leadership from owners and players since the lockout began exactly a month ago produced nothing new — except blame.