Today's News

  • Students of the month - June 1
  • Noticias - June 1, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call CASA at 454-0223 or visit the office to work with children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. Children are in state custody and living in foster care.

  • Que Pasa - June 1, 2015

    • The New Mexico Highlands University Swimming pool will be offering swim lessons for children ages four and older starting Monday, June 1. The lessons will run Monday through Thursday, at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. at a cost of $30 for eight lessons. Registration has started and will take place until Monday, June 1. For more information, call 454-3073.
    • Story Time is over for summer at Carnegie Library and registration for the Summer Reading Program starts on Monday, June 1 until Wednesday,  June 10. Forms are available at the library.

  • Embracing transparency

    We congratulate the New Mexico State Investment Council for finally seeing the error of its ways and agreeing to be more transparent when it comes to settlement agreements.

    The investment council voted last week to adopt a new policy requiring that all settlement agreements be voted on publicly by the full council. Negotiations can still take place behind closed doors.

    This is a significant — and welcome — change from its previous practice.

  • Editorial cartoon - June 1, 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Our kids and the larger world

    First, allow me to do a little bragging about my kids. Then I’ll tie it to the larger world.

    I have two daughters. Amy, the older one, lives in Memphis, Tenn. Over the last year, she’s moved from a pre-school teacher to an after-school program director (that is, from a worker to a boss) while also attending the University of Memphis, where she’s been recognized as an outstanding senior in her chosen field of anthropology. No easy feats, I’d say, for someone who’s only 23 years old. Thankfully, she has the energy to do both.

  • Slack national field athlete of year

    NMHU Sports Information

    Less than a week after finishing as the female high-point scorer at the NCAA Division II Championships, senior Salcia Slack captured her second straight U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Female Outdoor Field Performer of the Year award.

    The honor was announced May 27 by the USTFCCCA.

  • British invasion
  • Parker nears cycle in Isotope victory

    Kyle Parker finished just a single shy of the cycle Saturday, driving in four runs to help Albuquerque take a 9-5 win over visiting Omaha at Isotopes Park.

    Parker, who plays first base and hit third in the order, finished 3 for 4 with a double, a triple and a solo home run — his sixth of the season.

    Albuquerque improved to 21-29 going into Sunday.

  • Take two for Robber home debut Monday

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers will try again to host their home opener Monday evening when the Trinidad Triggers roll into town.

    First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at Henry Martinez Field, Rodriguez Park.

    Weather permitting, that is.

    A rainstorm forced cancellation of the originally scheduled home opener on May 21. Weather was also blamed for a number of cancelled home games last season, the team’s second in the Pecos League.