Today's News

  • Looking ahead - News - July 29, 2015

    Luna retreat canceled
    The Luna Community College Retreat scheduled for Thursday and Friday at the Donaldo A. “Tiny” Martinez West Las Vegas School District Board Room has been cancelled.

  • Weather - July 29, 2015

    Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Showers and thunderstorms likely at night. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.


  • FYI - News - July 29, 2015

    A school supply donation drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Plaza Park. All donated supplies will be given to local kids for the upcoming school year.

  • Martinez to join Cowboys Reunion parade

    Submitted to the Optic

    Officials for the Las Vegas Cowboys Reunion Centennial Celebration scheduled for the first nine days of August have announced that Gov. Susana Martinez and First Gentleman Chuck Franco will ride horseback in the historic non-motorized parade on Saturday.

  • Cowboys Reunion Centennial Celebration and Heritage Week Schedule


    10 a.m.
    Cowboys Reunion Centennial Celebration Parade will begin at the Railroad Roundhouse, north on Railroad Avenue until Douglas Avenue, west on Douglas until 12th Street, north of 12th Street until National, west on National and Bridge Street and ending at Plaza Park. For more information visit, www.lvcowboyreunion.com.

    1 to 10 p.m.

  • Shame on Luna board

    Their conduct is so outrageous and so shocking that we hardly know where to begin.

    We’re talking about the Luna Community College Board of Trustees and its decision last week to terminate the school’s presidential search and to offer Leroy “Huero” Sanchez the presidency.

  • Work of Art: Maybe we’d rather not know

    SALT LAKE CITY — All the way along the route to what locals call Mormon Central, I thought about my friend Vince Distasio, who was a colleague back in the late ‘60s, when we taught at Cuba High School.

    Back then, there were a lot of Highlands University alumni: Rosalie and Neil Niebes, Jack Bradley, Marcella Fuentes, Tomas  Salazar, Elias Garcia, Joe Ray Atencio, Peter Arguello, Ruben Cordova, Robert Romero and me.

  • Rally falls short - Team New Mexico finishes among top four in region; LVLL 9-10 softball No. 2 in state

    SANTA FE — They didn’t go down without a fight.

    On the field or in the stands.

    Playing as state champion Team New Mexico, La Plaza Juniors softball All-Stars battled almost all the way back from a 9-1 deficit against Team Louisiana only to lose 13-8 on Monday in the Southwest Regional.

    With the loss, New Mexico was eliminated from the tournament three wins shy of the Junior League World Series. On the positive side, the team finished as one of the top four in the region alongside East Texas, West Texas and Louisiana.

  • Robbers fade as season closes

    Ending the Pecos League season on a three-game slide, the Las Vegas Train Robbers dropped a Monday doubleheader at Garden City, Kans.

    As the league’s attention turns to the playoffs that begin Wednesday, the Train Robbers’ future in Las Vegas remains in doubt. While questions linger about the level of support the semipro team enjoys in the Meadow City, no official decision had been announced as of press time.

  • Topes’ Story PCL Player of Week

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    Albuquerque Isotopes infielder Trevor Story has been tabbed Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for July 20-26, the league office announced Monday morning.

    He is the first Isotopes position player to receive a weekly accolade since Alex Castellanos on July 1-7, 2013.