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  • Looking Back - Aug. 25, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, Aug. 27 — The Las Vegas City Schools will dedicate four new buildings in ceremonies at the Legion Park, Elementary School tonight. The four new buildings are the Legion Park, Mora Ave. and Gallinas Elementary Schools, and the auto mechanics facility at the high school The new buildings represent a $318,329 project,  with $50,000 coming from the state and the rest from a $290,000 bond issue voted by the residents of the Las Vegas School District.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 25, 2014

    Story Time at Carnegie

    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Peony’s Rainbow” by Martha Weston. Free and open to the public.

  • Lady Cards look for stability in a season of building

    Last fall, as the Robertson volleyball team toiled to an 8-11 record, Dominique Montoya was a spectator, a frustrated fan in the stands.

    She saw potential in the Lady Cardinals but watched them fall short of it in a challenging season.

    This year Montoya is off the bleachers and on the sidelines once more, having taken over the program from Judith Trujillo. While she acknowledges there’s plenty of work to be done, Montoya said Robertson is a team she expects to get a lot better, returning to contender status.

  • Expectations high for West Las Vegas volleyball

    Karli Salazar said that while she got to be a head coach of a high school volleyball team a lot sooner than planned, she was ready for the opportunity.

    Part of the reason is that she’d had ample experience learning the trade from two excellent mentors — her father Damon and the late Mary Bustos.

  • Speaker series begins at West

    Submitted to the Optic

    What does it mean to be a Don?

    That is a question West Las Vegas Athletic Coordinator Richard Tripp wants the student-athletes at WLV to know and find out.

    West Las Vegas Athletics has scheduled three nights this school year, in which student-athletes will participate in what is named, “West Las Vegas Student-Athlete Guest Speaker Night.” 

  • Pederson zeroes in on 30-30 club

    Joc Pederson pulled within one stolen base of the coveted “30-30” season Friday night, and his Albuquerque Isotopes defeated Colorado Springs 13-7 on the road.

    Albuquerque (59-74) was clicking, connecting for 20 hits, including Pederson’s 32nd home run of the summer.

    Pederson is looking to become the first player to record 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a single season in the modern era of the Pacific Coast League.

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 22, 2014

    Parent signatures needed
    Parents of West Las Vegas High School fall sport student-athletes who did not attend the parent meeting on Aug. 18 must visit the WLV athletics office to sign a rules agreement in order for your children to participate.

    3-on-3 hoops tourney
    The Back To School 3-on-3 Slam is coming Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 at the Wilson Complex parking lot. Fee is $100 per team with proceeds benefitting scholarships. Divisions in multiple age groups, both male and female. Call Ira Harge Jr., 426-7569, for details.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 25, 2014

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Oklahoma City RedHawks, 6:05 p.m., Oklahoma City, Okla.

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Oklahoma City RedHawks, 6:05 p.m., Oklahoma City, Okla.

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Oklahoma City RedHawks, 6:05 p.m., Oklahoma City, Okla.
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Clovis, 3 p.m., RHS field

    Thursday
    Baseball

  • Editorial cartoon: Throwing like a girl
  • Editorial: The sins of the father

    Two decades have elapsed since news first broke about child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church in New Mexico, but the fallout continues.

    Four lawsuits were filed just last week against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe by men alleging that they were abused by priests as children. One of those lawsuits was filed by a 59-year-old Santa Fe man who says that when he was 7 or 8 he was sexually abused by a priest at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas. That lawsuit names Our Lady of Sorrows Parish as a defendant, in addition to the archdiocese.