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Today's News

  • All-Stars in Duke City

    A last hurrah — at least on the high school level — will come for four of the Meadow City’s premier athletes this week in North-South All-Star competition.

    Recent Robertson graduates Juliana Guerin and Dave Romero III will represent Las Vegas in the North tennis team’s matches on Monday and Tuesday in Albuquerque. Juan Carlos Fulgenzi of Robertson is the head coach for the North team.

  • Isotopes make bank vs. Reno

    By Lee VanHorn
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Before Friday night, the Albuquerque Isotopes had played six straight one-run games, but that all ended with a season-high 16-run outburst by the Isotopes on Friday against the Reno Aces.

    Albuquerque (51-56) routed Reno (56-51) 16-7 for its ninth win in its last 11 tries.

    Neither team got the offense going through the first two frames, but the Isotopes quickly put the game out of reach in the third inning.

  • In the Long Run, Part 1
  • Youth football, soccer registering

    Registration for Las Vegas Young American Football League and the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League are ongoing through the end of the week, and parents are encouraged to sign up their youngsters soon.

    YAFL sign-up is available through the Abe Montoya Recreation Center, and registration packets are available there.

    Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 1, with player evaluations to be held Sunday, Aug. 3. Players must have their sports physicals in order to take part or to receive equipment.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 28, 2014

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 8:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    Tennis
    • NMHSCA North-South All-Star matches, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., UNM, Albuquerque
    Volleyball
    • NMHSCA North-South All-Star match, 6:30 p.m., West Mesa, Albuquerque

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento RiverCats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.
    Tennis
    • NMHSCA North-South All-Star matches, 8 a.m., UNM, Albuquerque

    Wednesday
    Baseball

  • Mixed results for Vegas schools

    School grades released by the state Public Education Department Thursday morning contain both good and bad news for Las Vegas-area schools.

    The best-performing school in both the West Las Vegas and Las Vegas City Schools districts, by far, was Union Elementary.

  • Senior profile - Alnita Baker

    By Lupita P. Gonzales
    For the Optic

    Resplendent in a deep amethyst outfit, Alnita Baker detailed the various events which led from her early years in Clinton, Okla., to Edinburg, Texas, and finally to Las Vegas.

  • ‘Harvey Girls’ coming to Vegas for tour

    Las Vegas’ historic Harvey House will soon be coming back to life, so why not bring in the Harvey Girls, too?

    The Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation and Allan Affeldt — the new owner of the Castañeda Hotel — plan to do just that during next Saturday’s Places With a Past Historic Homes Tour.

  • Help sought in animal cruelty case

    Animal Protection of New Mexico is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to  an arrest and prosecution in a disturbing extreme animal cruelty case.

    The Albuquerque-based group issued a news release this week highlighting the case of “Fonzi,” a 7-9-year-old male terrier mix found near Armijo Elementary School with a chain around his neck on May 20. The dog had to be euthanized eight days later because of serious health issues resulting from years of abuse and neglect.

  • Looking Back - July 25, 2014

    In 1964

    Monday, July 27 — Town Police have received numerous reports of someone poisoning dogs in West Las Vegas. Police Chief Melecio Perea said that when the culprit is caught he will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Perea pointed out that in addition to the grief a dead pet can bring, there is danger to children in the area where the poison is located.