Today's News

  • Fiesta de Golf deadline today

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas will hold its annual Fiesta de Las Vegas Golf Tournament Wednesday, Aug. 31, and entries must be received by today, Wednesday Aug. 17.

    The tournament has an 8 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. shotgun start at the Gene Torres Golf Course. It is a four-person ABCD scrambles format, and players can form their own teams or the pro and tournament chairman will make teams.

    Entrants must have a handicap or an average score for 18 holes.  

  • A late dive keys upset

    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO — For beating Allyson Felix, Shaunae Miller gets a gold medal. Maybe they should give her a cape, too.

    It took a head-first dive, Superwoman-style, for Miller to spring an Olympic upset Monday over America’s top female sprinter in the 400 meters and deny her a record fifth gold medal.

    Miller, a 22-year-old from the Bahamas, took an early lead, then held off Felix’s charge along the straightaway.

  • Isotopes end 8-game tear

    Riding an eight-game win streak that included series wins over Las Vegas and Colorado Springs, the Albuquerque Isotopes have climbed out of the division cellar.

    Colorado Springs ended the win streak with an 8-2 verdict Monday night in the finale of a four-game series at Security Service Field. But the Isotopes headed to Oklahoma City with a record of 56-65, amid a three-way dogfight for second place behind El Paso’s Chihuahuas (65-58).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 17, 2016

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6:05 p.m., Oklahoma City
    • City league tournament games TBA, Cowgirl Field and Rodriguez softball complex

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6:05 p.m., Oklahoma City Softball
    • City league games, including women’s division title game, 8 p.m., Cowgirl Field


  • State agency investigating Luna

    The state Higher Education Department has launched a special audit into Luna Community College after receiving complaints about improprieties at the school.

    A preliminary review by HED staff raised sufficient concerns that the college has been placed under an enhanced fiscal oversight program.

  • Electrical worries - West High to delay start

    West Las Vegas High School students will have a bit longer to enjoy their summer break.

    Electrical problems in part of the high school have forced school officials to delay the first day of school for high school students to the week of Aug. 22. The first day of school had originally been scheduled for Aug. 17.

    The delay will affect only high school students and not any other school sites.

  • Money being raised for girl with leukemia

    By Gwen Albers
    Las Vegas Optic

    Domino’s Pizza at 611 Mills Ave. on Wednesday will host a fundraiser for a 15-month-old Las Vegas girl battling leukemia.

    Profits on all sales from 10 a.m. to midnight will go toward medical expenses for Alleyah Esquibel, who was diagnosed with the illness at 6 months of age.

    “We want to show the community we support them,” said Paige Medina, general manager for the Domino’s in Las Vegas. “We want to give back to the community.”

  • EDC opens incubator

    By Gwen Albers
    Las Vegas Optic

    Businessman Joseph Montoya said he’s found the perfect location at the perfect price for his new office.

  • Phoenix on edge as serial killer prowls

    By Jacques Billeaud and Alan Clendenning
    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — He is a lanky Hispanic man in his 20s who drives down the darkened streets of poor, predominantly Latino neighborhoods, blending in as he selects his targets. He either fires through an open window or gets out of the car to shoot from close range before driving off.

  • In Brief - News - Aug. 14, 2016

    The Associated Press
    Guilty plea in DWI case
    SANTA FE — A Santa Fe man who was acquitted in 2011 of vehicular homicide in a crash that killed four teenagers has pleaded guilty to his third drunken driving charge.
    Scott Owens was sentenced Wednesday to 364 days in jail, but 330 days were suspended under a plea agreement.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Owens went free after the hearing because he received credit for time served.
    He had been on electronic monitoring since being charged in February.