Today's News

  • LCC students inducted into business honor society

    By Amanda Lucero
    Luna Community College

    Five Luna Community College School of Business students were inducted into the Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society, recently. The Alpha Beta Delta Chapter was formally installed on Nov. 20, 2014.

    They were Christina R. Cooley, Raymond A. Benavidez, Anna C. Provencio, Jordan Milliano and Anyssa D. Romero.

  • Noticias - May 20, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The shelter is open for overnight stays. The Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing, bedding, etc. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available call 454-1390.

  • Que Pasa - May 20, 2015

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

    • Fly-fishing in the Gallinas River class will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 at Gallinas Canyon. Cost is $10 and will be taught by Aaron Juarros. To register or for exact location and directions, call Lea at 425-5514.

  • Sentence inappropriate

    We‘ve generally shied away from criticizing decisions made by judges and juries, believing that those decisions deserve great deference. But every once in a while we’ll see something so egregious that we feel compelled to weigh in.

  • Editorial cartoon - May 20, 2015
  • Work of Art: ‘Orale’: an all-purpose word

    Think of the many meanings of single words. One that comes to mind readily is “run,” which has a multitude of meanings.

    “Run” can be a verb or a noun. As a verb, it can mean move quickly (as in run home), to travel (as in run a bus route), to flow (as in water or blood), to compete, as to run for office.   

  • On a mission - Cowgirl track and field sets sights on nationals

    Mere hours remain until Salcia Slack concludes her collegiate track and field career. Win or lose this week, she’ll do so as one of the most decorated athletes in the history of New Mexico Highlands University.

    Slack, a senior from Kingston, Jamaica, will help lead the Cowgirl track and field team to the NCAA Division II Outdoor National Championships, which run Thursday through Saturday in Allendale, Mich.

  • Train Robbers return this week

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers, a semipro baseball team in the independent Pecos League, will host the defending league champion Santa Fe Fuego in their home opener 6 p.m. Thursday at Rodriguez Park.

    Izaiah Guerrero, who hails from Houston, is slated to get the opening-night start for the Train Robbers Wednesday in a road game at Santa Fe. It will also be the debut of Max Garza as field manager for Las Vegas.

  • WLV to host youth football camp

    West Las Vegas’ football program is inviting area youngsters to take part in its youth football camp June 1-4 at the Herrera Complex. The camp is open for those in grades 3-6, regardless of school.

    The camp, which will be non-contact, runs from 8 a.m. to noon each day. Participants should be dropped off between 7:30 and 8 a.m. at the WLVHS cafeteria and picked up between noon and 12:30, same place.

    Cost is $50 per camper and includes breakfast, lunch and a T-shirt. Payment is due before camp begins June 1.

  • Free youth soccer clinic Friday

    Las Vegas-area youngsters age 4-14 are invited to learn soccer skills in a free clinic this Friday evening at the Richard Padilla Park on Mountain View Drive.

    The clinic is being conducted by coaches from the Challenger British Soccer Camp, which will be in town the first week of June. Children do not have to be current participants in the sponsoring Las Vegas Youth Soccer League in order to take part in the clinic. Those new to the sport are welcome.