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Today's News

  • Noticias - June 28, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • First Born program provides services to families in San Miguel and Mora counties. It is a free and confidential home visiting program. To learn more about the program, or to schedule an informational visit, call 454-1343.

  • Weather - June 28, 2017

    Wednesday

    HIGH 89°/ LOW 54°
    Sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
    Wednesday night —mostly clear, with a low around 54.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:48 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.

    Thursday

    HIGH 89° / LOW 53°
    Sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 10 to 20 mph. Thursday night — mostly clear, with a low around 53.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:48 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.

    Friday

  • Georgia O’Keeffe film showing at Indigo

    Submitted to the Optic

    Georgia O’Keeffe, a 2009 movie production which was partially filmed at Montezuma Castle at the United World College USA, will be screened at the Indigo Theater at 8 p.m. today (Wednesday), featuring Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen and Tyne Daly.

    This production highlights the complex relationship between Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, and the artistic influence they had on each other. Tyne Daly portrays Mabel Dodge Luhan. Views of Montezuma Castle (with period alterations) are prominent in this production.

  • Que Pasa - June 28, 2017

    6.28.2017
    WEDNESDAY

    6 p.m.
    Fourth of July Fiestas queen competition will take place at West Las Vegas High School cafeteria.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 28, 2017
  • Character can always be measured

    By Mark Shields, Creators Syndicate.

    Americans have reason to trust in progress. By so many different yardsticks, we can gauge improvement just over the past half-century. We are indisputably more tolerant and accepting than we were in the 1960s.

    The percentage of American women with a college degree is five times greater today than it was in 1964. Back then, millions of black Americans were systematically denied the right to vote in many places, most especially in states of the old Confederacy.

  • Work of Art: ‘Dress Me, Ultima,’ ‘Last of the Topekans’ quite popular flicks

    Last week’s column about scrambled movie titles drew some interesting emails from local readers. We heard from Geri Herrera and Chad Boliek. And though it shames me to admit it, some of their responses were cleverer than mine.

    1. The first item dealt with an invasion at our own Memorial Middle School and featured a leader whose body received extra pigment because of exposure to the sun. According to Boliek, the movie, “Red Dawn,” featured Red Juan or Big Red Juan.

  • Bringin’ home the banners

    With three championship banners and counting in the first three days of the District 4 Little League tournaments, the Meadow City is well on its way to another impressive haul this summer.

    Less than one full day into the tournaments, Las Vegas had its first champion already crowned.

    The 9-11 softball all-stars from Las Vegas Little League hoisted the banner in that division on Saturday not long after opening ceremonies. With no opponents to contend with in the bracket, the team advances to state in July.

  • Topes’ Patterson earns honor

    Riding a hitting streak that reached 11 games Monday night, Albuquerque Isotopes first baseman and outfielder Jordan Patterson has been honored as the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for June 19-25.

    A 25-year-old Mobile, Ala., native in his second season with the Isotopes, Patterson hit a robust .423 over six games; that included three home runs, 10 runs batted in and seven runs scored.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 28, 2017

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Santa Rosa
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.

    Softball
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Santa Rosa
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Santa Rosa
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    Softball