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  • Notias - Aug. 4, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • $1,000 reward for information on arson at Rio Gallinas Charter School offered by the governing council of the school. The donated reward to Crime Stoppers seeks information that leads to the identity and conviction of the person(s) who committed arson at the school. If you have information about this crime, contact LVPD Commander Ken Jenkins at 426-3162 or Crime Stoppers at 425-8884.

  • Editorial: Celebrating rich history

    We are fortunate to live in a place filled with historic homes and buildings.

    Drive down Seventh or Eighth Street, and you’ll see an array of gorgeous Victorian homes that were built by wealthy merchants and other well-to-do residents at the turn of the last century. Go down Douglas Avenue, Bridge Street or around the Plaza, and you’ll see a wide mix of architectural styles that document the rich history of Las Vegas. A stone’s throw away from the Plaza is South Pacific, where modest adobe structures have stood for more than a century.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 4, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico: Behavioral health issue may impact governor’s race

    If there’s an issue out there that could slow Gov. Susana Martinez’s cakewalk into a second term, it might just be the behavioral health issue.

  • Fall sports season officially under way

    Monday is the first day high school football teams across New Mexico are able to conduct official fall season practices.
    For other fall sports teams, it’s next Monday the 11th.

    That means Las Vegans can expect to see plenty of activity at fields, gyms and trails around town as football, soccer, volleyball and cross country athletes from Robertson and West Las Vegas dig in. Of course, with camps, clinics and other types of offseason training, such activity hasn’t exactly been entirely absent.

  • First up
  • Dallas’ Jones lures linebacker McClain

     By Schuyler Dixon
    AP Sports Writer

    OXNARD, Calif.  — Rolando McClain says a phone call from Jerry Jones was the last bit of convincing the linebacker needed to come out of retirement.

    The former top 10 pick wasn’t so much moved by what the flamboyant Dallas owner had to say. It was more where Jones was when he said it.

  • It’s Miller Lite in Denver

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Pro Football Writer

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — Von Miller wants to forget about last season, not just the way it began with a drug suspension and ended with a torn ACL but also how he experimented with packing on too much muscle.

    He’s dropped at least 25 pounds, saying, “a Ferrari isn’t built to carry luggage to and from the airport.”

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 4, 2008

    Memorial football
    Memorial Middle School football practice will begin from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at the Memorial Middle School football field. You must have a current physical and consent forms to participate. The needed forms may be downloaded from the Las Vegas City Schools website. Bring your completed packet on the first day of practice. Call Coach Richard Martinez, 429-7975, for details.

    Robertson boys’ soccer
    Robertson High has begun summer practices for boys’ soccer. Call Coach Ray Parks, 918-4436, for information.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 4, 2014

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • Las Vegas juniors (as Team New Mexico) in Southwest Regional, TBA, Santa Fe

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • Las Vegas juniors (as Team New Mexico) in Southwest Regional, TBA, Santa Fe
    Wednesday
    Softball