Today's News

  • LV Junior Wrestling meeting Thursday

    Parents of current or prospective participants in the Las Vegas Junior Wrestling program are being asked to attend a mandatory organizational meeting this week.

    The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Robertson High School wrestling room at McFarland Hall.

    The meeting will include information about fees, practice times and assignment of board members.

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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 19, 2017

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    • State Little League tournaments, TBA
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Salt Lake City

  • Little League update: La Plaza juniors roll on; road ends for others

    La Plaza juniors baseball is the last in line.

    That team is the Meadow City's last hope for a state Little League championship after advancing with a pair of big wins this past weekend. But La Plaza will have to endure a long road trip in the mid-summer heat, playing in Carlsbad starting Friday.

    A couple of other local teams came close to state titles this past weekend before falling in their own double-elimination tournaments.

  • Little League update: LVLL 8-10 softball in title game

    Las Vegas Little League 8-10 softball has battled back from defeat to earn a spot in the state championship game.

    The team endured a 6-0 setback against Eastdale on Saturday morning at Atrisco Valley fields in Albuquerque, then bounced back to defeat Copper 6-4 in the afternoon. The team must now beat Eastdale twice to win state, with the first game starting 10 a.m. on Sunday.

    Las Vegas juniors softball, which won 13-2 over Petroglyph on Friday, will meet Thunderbird in a semifinal 10 a.m. Sunday. A win would mean a place in the title game 5:30 p.m. Monday at Atrisco.

  • Little League updates: Five local teams win at state

    Five of six Las Vegas-area teams playing for state Little League championships won their games on Friday.

    * La Plaza juniors baseball beat Alamogordo Rotary 14-3 at Albuquerque West Mesa fields. La Plaza plays the North Valley-Westgate winner at 10 a.m. Saturday.

    * Las Vegas juniors softball defeated Petroglyph 13-2 in Albuquerque. Vegas advances to a semifinal against opponent to be determined at 10 a.m. Sunday at Atrisco Valley.

  • WLV graduate learns how our nation’s capital works

    Young people are approached all the time and asked how they plan to resolve dilemmas current government leaders have wrestled with for decades.

    As those young people begin to help shape the future of our world, they first learn about how government is designed to work — something Kyanna Spaulding is learning about firsthand in Washington, D.C.

  • Castellano will maintain seat on West school board

    West Las Vegas School Board Member Ambrosio Castellano is following his dream of becoming an attorney.

    During a board meeting on Thursday evening, Castellano told his board colleagues that he would be attending the South Texas College of Law in the fall. Castellano said that he applied to the college located in Houston in December.

  • City responds to reports of needles found

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    The City of Las Vegas has released a response to recent reports of drug needles being found in parks and other public areas around town.

    Public Information Officer Lee Einer sent a release this week after the Las Vegas Optic pointed out several readers had brought in photos of hypodermic syringes commonly used for street drugs. The statement points out that not only is opioid use on the rise nationwide, but heroin use is an epidemic Las Vegas has been battling for decades.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 16, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Second hantavirus death reported
    SANTA FE  — New Mexico Department of Health officials have reported the second hantavirus death this year in the state.

    They say a 53-year-old woman from McKinley County died while a 35-year-old woman in Lincoln County was hospitalized with hantavirus but has recovered.

    State health officials say there have been five lab-confirmed cases of hantavirus in New Mexico this year.

    In 2016, there were eight cases in the state with five fatalities.

  • Prosecutors file to have two of Charles Trujillo’s cases combined

    Prosecutors have filed a motion to combine two criminal cases against embattled former Mora superintendent Charles Trujillo.

    Trujillo is facing a slew of fraud and forgery charges for using fake credentials to obtain state educator licenses and high-paying administrative positions with the Mora and Pecos school districts in three different criminal cases. He obtained those licenses while serving as the chief of the state Public Education Department’s Licensure Bureau, a position he held from March 4, 2013 to April 30, 2014.