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Today's News

  • $35,000 donation
  • Registration taking place for Junior Ranger Camps

    Submitted to the Optic
    Fort Union National Monument will host three all-day Junior Ranger Camps from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, Thursday, July 10, and Friday, July 11. The camps will introduce participants to the cultures and happenings on the Great Plains in the 1870s Fort Union with hands-on games, activities, and ranger-led programs.

  • Que Pasa - July 2, 2014

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING

  • Noticias - July 2, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community 1st, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Let’s be civil

    We understand the concern that some in this community have about Gov. Susana Martinez being selected as this year’s grand marshal for the Fourth of July Fiestas parade.

    Martinez has done a great deal to help this community address its precarious water situation, and for that, she deserves our gratitude. But the fact is that this is a gubernatorial election year, and Martinez, a Republican, is running for re-election.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 2, 2014
  • Work of Art: What? No Mozart?

    HALLSTATT, Austria — We’re a number of kilometers from the spot I thought we’d be on this day, but the pleasant weather makes us regret nothing at all. As we left Las Vegas for our summer trip overseas, that took us from Albuquerque, to Dallas, to London, then to Prague, in the Czech Republic. I expected to be in Salzburg today, savoring every note Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ever wrote.

  • Local Little Leaguers reign

    At the halfway point of the 2014 District 4 Little League tournaments, three champions had been crowned.

    And all of them were from the Meadow City.

    La Plaza 10-11 softball
    La Plaza Little League’s 10-11 softball team became the first to capture a district title on Sunday morning after sweeping crosstown rival Las Vegas in a best-of-three series.

  • Topes rally in ninth

    Alex Liddi hit a crucial two-run home run Monday night to help muzzle the Chihuahuas.

    Albuquerque rallied with three runs in the top of the ninth  — including two on Liddi’s homer — to grab the lead, and closing pitcher only allowed one El Paso run in the bottom of the frame, preserving an 8-6 win for the Isotopes in the series opener.

    The Chihuahuas led 5-3 after a three-run sixth, but the visitors tied it going into the ninth.

  • Two African teams eliminated

    By John Leicester
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.
    Despite tenacious resistance, Africa’s last representatives were sent home on Monday by France and Germany.

    Those two former champions will next play each other on Friday in Rio de Janeiro. That quarterfinal means Europe is guaranteed at least one semifinalist in this World Cup that has smiled on the Americas, supplier of eight of the last 16 teams.