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  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 31, 2015

    Bean Day softball event
    The Wagon Mound Bean Day annual softball tournament will take place Sept. 5-6 in Wagon Mound. Teams are invited to sign up at the cost of $200 fee per squad.
    For more information, call Felipe Garcia, 505-426-4163 or 575-666-3006.

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    Fall softball on its way
    The Las Vegas Recreation Department has announced an adult fall softball league season, with games to be announced.
    For more information, visit the Abe Montoya Recreation Center or call 426-3191.

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  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 31, 2015

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    Football
    • West Las Vegas JV at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    Football
    • Robertson JV vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Capital, 3 and 5 p.m., RHS field
    • Robertson girls vs. Capital, 3 p.m., RHS field

  • Hat trick!

    Mallory Bostic scored a hat trick in the first sporting event of the fall season, New Mexico Highlands’ 7-0 women’s soccer romp against visiting University of the Southwest this past week at Perkins Stadium.

    The win came in an exhibition game against an overmatched smaller school, but there was plenty to like if you’re a fan of the Cowgirls.

    Anyssa Dagnino, last season’s leading scorer for NMHU, put the pressure on USW’s defense early and seemed to have a breakaway or two in hand but was called for offsides.

  • Dawkins’ dunks revolutionized the NBA

    The Associated Press

    Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker “Chocolate Thunder” and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, died this past Thursday. He was 58.

    The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner’s office said Dawkins died Thursday morning at a hospital. Later Thursday, Dawkins’ family said a heart attack was the cause of death.

  • Movie theater in the works

    If all goes according to plan, Las Vegas will once again have a movie theater by Thanksgiving.

    Work has already begun on converting the 131-year-old Victorian storefront at 146 Bridge St. into a 50-seat movie theater with platform seating. Elmo Baca, the Las Vegas native who has taken on the project, plans to call the new cinema Indigo Theater. He said his theater will screen current movies.

  • Area’s last Bataan survivor dies

    Those who knew Ed Hern best say there was no giving up in the man.

    Although the Las Vegas resident was already in his 90s, he was still riding horses and branding up until two years ago.

    In recent years he had survived a stroke, a heart attack, several bouts of pneumonia and internal bleeding, much to the surprise of his doctors.

  • Senior profile - Connie Chavez - Red Cross volunteer a real trooper

    By Lupita P. Gonzales
    For the Optic

    Connie Chavez has spent her life caring for those in need of assistance.

    In June, Connie was awarded the American Red Cross Volunteer Award for Meritorious Volunteer Leadership. She also has a lanyard with various other pins she has earned during her years of service.

    She hopes to remain an American Red Cross Volunteer and says, with conviction, “I will continue to be until I can’t! I wanted to get into something lasting — something that will help people.”

  • Man killed by police was Maestas

    The search for 30-year-old Marvin Maestas is over.

    State police confirmed late Tuesday that Maestas, who was wanted on two felony warrants in Las Vegas, was the man shot and killed by officers  after exchanging gunfire with officers at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday.

    Authorities said officers and medical personnel rendered medical aid to Maestas, but he succumbed to his injuries and was later pronounced dead.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 28, 2015

    In 1965

    Monday, Aug. 30 — A special committee on highway and recreation problems of Commerce Street will meet tonight to discuss the following problems anticipated by the Interstate 25 bypass through Las Vegas: How much a resident can expect in compensation for his property; where a resident can relocate to. Steps necessary in accommodating relocation; and what agencies are available to assist in relocation problems and terms of assistance.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 28, 2015

    People’s Faire is Saturday

    People’s Faire is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 at Carnegie Library Park. Sixty vendors will have various handmade items in wood, metal, leather, ceramics, textile hand work, paintings, jewelry, and glass available.