Today's News

  • QuÉ Pasa - June 16, 2014

    • Entrepreneurship Forum, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 at El Fidel Hotel lobby/ Presentations by Leroy Lujan, Oneida Aragon and Michelle Sandoval. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Andrea Gottschalk at 425-6113.

  • National Finals bound
  • Noticias - June 16, 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 First, 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 then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Flavored tobacco

    There has been a steady outcry against the sale of flavored tobacco products in recent months, and the backlash is well deserved.

    The 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act banned flavors in cigarettes because of the product’s appeal to youth.

    But the ban doesn’t currently apply to other flavored tobacco products, like cigars. The Food and Drug Administration, however, is proposing new rules that would give it authority over cigars, e-cigarettes and pipe tobacco.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 16, 2014
  • Another Perspective: Time to reform primaries

    By J. Edward Hollington

    On June 3, 2014, voters went to the polls to cast their ballot for nominees for the General Election — if, that is, they were registered as a Democrat or Republican.

  • Owens goes slasher on Fuego defense

    Gary Owens must be a Jason fan.

    The Las Vegas outfielder was wearing a batting helmet instead of a hockey mask, wielding a bat instead of a machete, but he starred on Friday the 13th in leading the Train Robbers to an 11-5 win at Santa Fe.

    Owens went 4 for 5 with one home run, two doubles and four runs batted in. He was one of four Train Robbers to hit a home run in the contest, which saw the visitors inch ever closer to the .500 mark with about a month left in the season.

  • Fiesta run is July 4

    A few changes are in store for this year’s Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run.

    The most notable is that the event will take place on a Friday morning, the Fourth of July itself, rather than on its usual Sunday morning. Organizers say the switch makes sense because of the way the Independence Day holiday falls on a Friday and the annual Fiestas de Las Vegas can wrap around the run.

    As in the past, there will be multiple races in which to participate.

  • Golf event to benefit HU

    NMHU Sports Information

    The third annual Fred Bleil Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament has been scheduled for June 28 at the Gene Torres Golf Course in Las Vegas.

    All proceeds from the event are to raise scholarship money for the New Mexico Highlands football team. It is also an outing to show appreciation to the many people who support Cowboys football throughout the year.

    The outing is to honor the memory of Fred Bleil, who was the head coach of the Cowboys football team from 1979 to 1982.

  • Kings crowned second time in three years

    By Larry Lage
    AP Sports Writer
    The West is best in the NHL — again.
    The Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in double overtime Friday night in Game 5, giving the Western Conference a third straight NHL champion, fourth in five years and sixth in nine years.
    In the regular season, the Eastern Conference has also been consistently overmatched.