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Today's News

  • Free soccer clinic Wed.

    Las Vegas Optic

    Local youngsters interested in picking up some soccer skills and tricks are invited to a free one-hour clinic at 6 p.m. this coming Wednesday at the Mountain View Drive soccer fields.

    The free clinic is presented by Challenger Soccer Camps and sponsored by the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League.

    Participants and parents will have a chance to register for Challenger’s weeklong camp, coming June 6-10 to the United World College campus in Montezuma. Those who register at the clinic will receive free jerseys or T-shirts.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 20, 2016

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. New Orleans Zephyrs, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. New Orleans Zephyrs, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    Soccer
    •Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, Commerce and Mountain View fields
    SUNDAY
    Baseball

  • West applicants mixed on Parson

    Applicants for the vacant position on the West Las Vegas School board took questions during a public forum on Monday evening at the high school’s cafeteria.

    The person selected will replace Anthony “Leroy” Benavidez, who resigned last month after he was found ineligible to serve on the board due to a felony drug conviction.

  • LV utilities director gets the boot

    The Las Vegas City Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve the termination of city utilities director Ken Garcia.
    The Council also voted unanimously to appoint Maria Gilvarry, the assistant water manager, as interim utility department director.

    The actions were taken during a special City Council meeting on Monday morning that lasted about five minutes.

  • LV utilities director gets the boot

    The Las Vegas City Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve the termination of city utilities director Ken Garcia.
    The Council also voted unanimously to appoint Maria Gilvarry, the assistant water manager, as interim utility department director.

    The actions were taken during a special City Council meeting on Monday morning that lasted about five minutes.

  • Campos: Embrace your journey

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Embrace your journey and make the world around you a better place, State Sen. Pete Campos told graduates at the Highlands University main campus commencement May 14.

    A record number of 965 students graduated from Highlands and its centers, with 475 earning their diplomas in Las Vegas. Of these graduates, 56 percent earned bachelor’s degrees and 44 percent completed master’s degrees.

  • Vehicle crash claims life of local child

    Las Vegas Optic

    A 3-year-old girl died  Friday when the truck she was a passenger in crashed on Intestate 25 about eight miles north of Santa Fe, according to state police.

    The crash occurred at about 5 p.m. on Friday at mile marker 288.

  • Editorial Cartoon: May 18, 2016
  • Hillary quote not in context

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Bennington Banner of Vermont and was originally published in that newspaper on May 12.

    Hillary Clinton took a beating in West Virginia, losing the state to Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primary held there May 10.

  • A work of Art: Have you tried a marathon?

    Getting the results of the latest Boston Marathon convinced me that my son Ben, 37, now living in Albuquerque, who used to run track at Wagon Mound High School, had done all right in the popular race, finishing with a 3:32:47 time for the 26.2-mile event. He came out in the 8,528th place.

    I’d been quite naive and uninformed about the marathon, believing that just about anybody with running shoes,  interest and desire could show up at Bean Town, get in line and race away.