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Today's News

  • A father’s wisdom passed on to a son

    Sunday is Father’s Day. You would not be here today without your father. There is just something about fathers and the wisdom they hold.

    Several months back my daughter’s boyfriend, Wes, was out visiting and we were talking about parents’ impact on children. He reached into his wallet and pulled out a slip of paper that he has carried with him for almost 10 years. It was a handwritten note from his father.

  • What I learned from my father

    When I walked into Joseph Baca’s office at KFUN, I was struck by a piece of furniture standing quietly in the corner. It was a squat blond console that I later learned housed a turntable.

    On the front was the original RCA logo. I told Joseph he’d be reading about his record player because my father was the inventor of it! Well, maybe that’s not exactly right, but Daddy was surely instrumental!

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, June 17, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, June 17, 2018.

  • Shalom —Salam —Peace

    Watching the bloodshed in Gaza unfold recently, like Bob Pearson (Optic May 27, 2018), I was appalled, especially as a member of the local Jewish community.

    Although I am not writing on behalf of the Las Vegas Jewish community, we had all shared the same sense of horror, despite how often we have seen violent conflict between Israel and the West Bank.  

  • Making room for more

    Already the single largest sporting event in Las Vegas in terms of the number of participants, the Fiesta Run just made room for more.

    In addition to competitive 10-kilometer and 5K runs and a 5K walk for all ages as well as a 1-mile children’s run, this year’s Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run (Sunday, July 1) is adding a 1-mile recreational walk for those 13 and older.

  • Camp of Champs tennis starts Monday

    The aptly named Camp of Champs, which runs Monday through Thursday, aims to share some of the fundamentals that built Robertson tennis dynasty.

    The clinic, which is open to age 5 and older, will be held daily from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the RHS tennis courts on Fifth Street.

    An entry fee of $40 a player should be made payable via check to “RHS Tennis Team.” Registration will be held at 5 p.m. Monday prior to the first session.

    For more information, call Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, 505-429-7235.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 17-20

    SUNDAY (June 17)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 6:05 p.m.,
    Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    MONDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 6:35 p.m.,
    Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    Softball

  • Classics on display

    Carmelita Sanchez photos/For the Optic

    A car-club rally that came through both Mora and Las Vegas last weekend is part of the Trans-America Challenge 2018, traveling from Charleston, S.C. to Seattle.

    A 1936 Ford and a 1957 Chevy were among the cars seen in Mora.

  • WLVHS, Highlands grad headed for UNM Biomedical Sciences doctoral program

    Rebecca Sena aims to delve into the mysteries of the brain and neuropharmacology during her doctoral studies in biomedical sciences at the University of New Mexico.

    “I have always had a fascination with the brain,” Sena said. “At Highlands, I became intrigued with the fundamental neurobiology of mental health disorders. My long-term goal is to perform research in neuropharmacology and gain insight into drugs that will treat psychiatric disorders.”

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, June 15, 2018

    Thursday, June 21
    Fort Union National Monument’s June “Glimpses of the Past:” series wil be presented by Harriet Frieberger and entitled “Visionary or Villain: A Night of Lucien Maxwell.” This program will be held at 7 p.m. at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St., Las Vegas. For information, visit nps.gov/foun or like the Fort Union page on Facebook.

    Friday, June 22