Today's News

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  • Noticias - May 1, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The shelter is open for overnight stays. The Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing, bedding, etc. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available call 454-1390.

  • HU’s Original Music Concert today in Ilfeld

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Department of Music presents an Original Music Concert starting at 7 p.m. today (Friday) in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    Ticket prices for the Original Music Concert are $5. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free.

    The concert features works written and produced by Highlands University music students, many of whom are in the Music Technology Program. Music professor Edward Harrington directs the program and the concert.

  • Que Pasa - May 1, 2015

    • Las Vegas Community Theatre Collective presentation of “Rhinoceros” by Eugene Ionesco doors open at 7 p.m. with show starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1, Saturday, May 2 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands campus. Admission is $10 per adult and $7 for students and seniors.

  • More make cut for state

    As of press time, the following area athletes had qualified for the upcoming state track and field championships. The small-school (Class 1A-3A) state meet is May 8-9 at the UNM Track Complex in Albuquerque. The large-school state meet (Class 4A-6A) is May 15-16, also at UNM.

  • Quintana tops in WLV golf tourney

    Joedy Quintana of West Las Vegas shot an 84 and Briana Pais from Raton shot a 93 for state-qualifying legs in Tuesday’s WLV spring golf invitational.

    It was Quintana’s 10th qualifying score of the year; she just needed four to earn a trip to state.

    Robertson’s Kristin Barela shot a 97, missing the cut by two strokes, and Andrea Vaisa shot a 103. Avery Shipley from Tucumcari shot a 97.

  • Cards have shot at district baseball title

    If they can win twice Saturday against visiting Taos, the Robertson Cardinals will be District 2-4A baseball champions.

    A split or worse will give the Tigers the title.

    Coach Kenny Sandoval’s Cardinals have put themselves in that position with an improved second half of the district schedule, including Wednesday afternoon’s 2-1 win over Pojoaque Valley. The game picked up in the top of the seventh inning tied 1-1 after having been suspended due to darkness on April 18.

  • Mayweather favored in megafight

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Boxing Writer

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — His middle name is Money, or at least it used to be before Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped flashing $100,000 wads of cash every time he saw a camera.

    That doesn’t mean money is ever very far from his mind. Certainly not now, when he’s the richest man in the richest fight ever.

  • Luna softball back in playoffs

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Lady Rough Riders will enter the Western Junior College Athletic Conference postseason tournament as the sixth seed.

    They are scheduled to play No. 3 Midland College in Lubbock, Texas, on Friday in the first round. It is the third consecutive year Luna softball has made the postseason.

    The Lady Rough Riders lost three games over the weekend to Western Texas College in Snyder. They were up 3-1 in the fourth game when it was called due to weather. They lost 12-0, 7-6 and 7-6.

  • Youth Soccer - May 1

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League:

    MAY 2-3

    All U6 games are played at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

    Croatia vs. Russia, Field 1; Peru vs. Mexico, Field 2; Chile vs. Italy, Field 3; USA vs. Greece, Field 4

    All U8 games are played at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.