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Today's News

  • Little League - May 27

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by Las Vegas Little League. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    WEDNESDAY: Red Sox vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Mets vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.
    FRIDAY: Red Sox vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    WEDNESDAY: Thunder vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.
    THURSDAY: Threshers vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.
    FRIDAY: Thunder vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m.; Rattlers vs. Express, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 27, 2015

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at New Orleans Zephyrs, 5 p.m., New Orleans

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.

  • Remembering the dead

    Editor’s note: In honor of Memorial Day, Mora native Charles Padilla has written the following essay about the war dead from WWII.

    By Charles Padilla

    The white granite markers of those killed in World War Two have proven to be resilient, immune to the rains and snow, and winter freezes, and violent summer storms. These rock statues have now endured almost 70 years. They stand as lonely and silent-sentinels over the cemeteries of Northern New Mexico.

  • Honor Flight - World War II vet to visit D.C.

    Herman Saiz is a survivor and hero to many. The World War II veteran had many close ones while serving in the U.S. Army. Now, his stroke of luck will lead him to the nation’s capital as part of Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico honoring his service in World War II.

    Saiz, 90, a Las Vegas native, will travel with his grandson and Iraq veteran Charles J. Otero III, as part of the program that provides World War II veterans or terminally ill veterans a chance to see memorials built in their honor.

  • Nephew is new Mora school chief

    The Mora Independent School District has hired the nephew of school board chairman George A. Trujillo to serve as the district’s superintendent for the next three years.

    During a board meeting last week, Charles Trujillo was hired by a 3-2 roll-call vote. His uncle George A. Trujillo voted in favor of the motion.

    The vote came after the board interviewed Charles Trujillo and Volcano Vista High School Assistant Principal Matt Lindsey. George A. Trujillo said the district and his nephew are currently in negotiations over salary.

  • Police investigate battery case

    Las Vegas police say a man was airlifted to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque last Saturday after he sustained a major head injury during an altercation with two other men at a parking lot on south Grand Avenue.

    The injured man, Joseph Sena, was on life support and listed in critical condition as of Thursday, Las Vegas Police Chief Juan Montaño said. The case remains under investigation with police trying to identify the suspects.

  • West honors top student-athletes

    Submitted to the Optic

    West Las Vegas High School has announced its final selections for Student-Athletes of the Month for the 2014-2015 school year.

    D.J. Bustos and Grace Gallegos were chosen for the month of March, while Joedy Quintana and Devin Medina were selected for the month of April, and Adrian Valdez and Reyna Trujillo were selected for the month of May.

    March
    D.J. Bustos, sophomore, is a 4.0 student and participated in basketball as well as golf and track and field.

  • Looking Back - May 25, 2015

    In 1965
    Tuesday, May 25 — Joseph Rivera, Highlands University junior from Mora, is the winner of the 1965-66 Kennecott Copper Corporation’s $500 scholarship, one of 10 such scholarships granted to outstanding students in the state’s colleges and universities. Making the presentation was Bill Saffold, director of Public relations for the Chino Division of Kennecott. Rivera has served as president and vice president of the Student Senate, is an officer of Circle K and a member of the Forensic Club. He is majoring in English and minoring in Spanish.

  • Looking ahead - News - May 25, 2015

    LVCS hosting seminar for businesses
    The Las Vegas City Schools is hosting a seminar for any potential business wanting to do contract work through the CES program at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26 at the district’s board room located at 901 Douglas Ave.
     

  • Weather - May 25, 2015

    Monday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 44.

    Tuesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 46.

    Wednesday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 45.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    5:50 a.m. to 8:06 p.m.