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Today's News

  • Dear Teacher - May 15, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My kids are couch potatoes. I know everyone is pushing exercise. Do you have any ideas about how to get them up and moving? — Not Exercising

  • Looking Back - May 15, 2016

    Monday, May 16, 1966 — Steve Aragon and Ricky Wertz of Robertson High School won the State A tennis championship and runnerup in singles last Saturday in Albuquerque. During track and field competition, West Las Vegas High placed eighth with 11 points, while Robertson was 12th with four points. Aragon won the State A title for the first year in his high school career after being runnerup for two years at state. Ricky Wertz won his first major title by meeting Aragon in the finals at State.

  • Weather - May 15, 2016

    Sunday

    HIGH 74° / LOW 46°

    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 74. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:56 a.m. to 7:59 p.m.

     

    Monday

    HIGH 72° / LOW 41°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. In the afternoon partly cloudy, with a low around 41.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:55 a.m. to 8 p.m.

     

    Tuesday

  • Que Pasa - May 15, 2016

    5.15.2016
    SUNDAY

    1:30 p.m.

  • Noticias - May 15, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________
    •Highlands Alumni Affairs office asks you to nominate an individual in one of the following categories to be honored at this year’s Homecoming Celebration: Distinguished Alum, Distinguished Young Alum, Distinguished Retired Faculty, Forever Cowboy Student Award, and Spirit Award. Follow the link nmhualumni.org/homecoming to read more and to fill out the simple online form. Any questions, call Juli Salman at 426-2155.

  • NMHU grad accepted to nine top law schools

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A 2016 Highlands University graduate with a double major in criminal justice and psychology has her pick of nine top public and private law schools across the U.S.

    Jamie Allen earned a 4.0 at Highlands and will walk the stage at the Highlands commencement on Saturday to pick up her bachelor’s degree diploma. Her minor is in sociology.

  • Little League 2016

    LA PLAZA LITTLE LEAGUE

    All games at Rodriguez Park

    Sunday, May 15
    MAJORS: Yankees vs. Athletics, 6 p.m.

    Monday, May 16
    MAJORS: Dodgers vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m.; Rockies vs. Athletics, 7:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, May 17
    MINORS: Yankees vs. Dodgers, 5:30 p.m.; Cubs vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.
    SOFTBALL: Cyclones vs. Bratz, 5:30 p.m.; Kryptonite vs. Roadrunners, 7:30 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 15, 2016

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Round Rock Express, 1:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •La Plaza Little League game, Rodriguez Park
    Soccer
    •Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 2 p.m., Montezuma
    MONDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Round Rock Express, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keys Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

    TUESDAY
    Baseball

  • BREAKING : Montoya rules in discus

    ALBUQUERQUE -- Robertson's Angelica Montoya became the first local athlete to win a state championship in the Class 4A track and field meet, winning in girls discus Friday. 

    Montoya, a sophomore, threw for 120-4, winning by nearly 13 feet. It is her second medal in a throwing event. As an eighth grader, she placed thirdin the shot put.

  • STATE BASEBALL UPDATE : Texico 6, Pecos 2, final

    ALBUQUERQUE -- Texico 6, Pecos 2, final, in Class 3A state baseball championship game at Isotopes Park. Relief pitcher Arturo Archuleta strikes out two Wolverine batters in top of 3rd, stranding three to escape bases-loaded jam. Texico had no-hitter going through three before Panthers struck for first time in bottom of 4th.