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Today's News

  • Youth cheer camp at West LV next week

    Local youngsters can get a chance to be guest cheerleaders at a Dons home football game by participating in a camp this coming week.

    The West Las Vegas Cheer Camp will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. this coming Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 2-3, at Armijo Elementary School.

    Participants in elementary school (from kindergarten to fifth grade) are invited. Cost is $30 per child and includes a camp T-shirt as well as instruction in cheers, jumps and stunts.

    The West Las Vegas cheerleaders will help provide instruction to the youngsters.

  • Wagon Mound: Bean Day sporting

    Wagon Mound will be a regional sports hub this weekend, as it usually is every Labor Day weekend.

    A rodeo and softball tournament will grace the village over the weekend during its annual Bean Day celebration. Amateur horseshoe enthusiasts can get in on the action with a tournament on Sunday, which will also feature mud bog races.

    Log on to beanday100.com for details.
     

  • NFL critics: Crack down on domestic violence

    By Teresa M. Walker
    AP Pro Football Writer

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, costing him the 2014 season.

    Critics of the NFL’s arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say it’s time for the league to crack down on players who hurt women.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 29, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Portales, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Clayton, 7 p.m., Clayton
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas at Belen tournament, Belen

  • Family Partnership has new digs

    School has started for both local school districts, but for one local school, getting into a renovated building was a task in itself.

    In early August staff members of West Las Vegas Family Partnership were finally able to move into their renovated building after numerous delays in the project that was originally set to be finished in May.

    The delay prompted board member Henry Abeyta to publicly question whether future projects should be awarded to local contractor Franken Construction.

  • Scavenger hunt a fun experience

    Anyone who knows me well knows I’m far from a morning person. Getting up at 7 a.m. on a Sunday and out of the house would be out of the question normally. But Sunday, Jim Terr’s Las Vegas Treasure Hunt, not only got me up just after sunrise, but it got me out of the house before 8.

    My girlfriend, Shannon Trujillo, joined me on what I dubbed a good couple adventure. And adventure it was; we bonded as a couple, learned more about the history of Las Vegas, and just had a blast together.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 27, 2014

    104th Bean Day kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday with a bean cleaning party at the firehouse in Wagon Mound. Several events take place Saturday, Sunday and Monday including a free barbecue at noon on Monday at the village park.

  • Police called to brawl at fundraiser

    Las Vegas police are continuing to investigate a brawl that broke out at a fundraising event Saturday night and left four people injured.

    Officers were dispatched to El Rialto restaurant on Bridge Street at about 10:15. Saturday night in reference to a fight in progress in the restaurant’s patio. Commander Ken Jenkins, of the Las Vegas Police Department, said there was a fundraising event for a cancer patient going on at the time.

  • State expects higher revenues next year

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    About $285 million should be available in the next budget year for spending increases on state government programs, public education and to offset potential tax cuts, according to a new revenue forecast released Monday.

    If the Legislature and governor agree to put all $285 million into programs and services, that would allow a 4.6 percent increase in spending in the 2016 fiscal year, which begins next July and runs through June 2016.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Aug. 27, 2014

    Optic Staff and Wire