Today's News

  • Que Pasa - May 26, 2014

    • The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed on Monday, May 26, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday and will re-open on Tuesday, May 27.
    • San Miguel County offices will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day and  will reopen on Tuesday, May 27.


  • Book examines Shakespeare in Cuba

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University English professor Donna Woodford-Gormley was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend to complete her book that explores Cuban cultural adaptations of Shakespeare.

    Woodford-Gormley is the only Shakespeare scholar conducting research in Cuba.

  • Honoring the fallen

    On days like today, our thoughts turn to those who gave their lives for our country in the wars fought on our behalf. But we should also remember those who lost loved ones.

  • Another Perspective: Remembering those who fought for our freedom

    By Stanley Robb

    Memorial Day 2014 is upon us. It is the most solemn of all of the American patriotic holidays, honoring those veterans who gave their lives so we could live in a free and open society. The day that has been set aside to remember those who died for our freedoms has, unfortunately, been relegated to little more than the three day weekend that marks the beginning of summer.

  • Top honors for Slack, DeVries

    NMHU Sports Information

    Following a season of increasingly loftier heights for the program, the New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field coach and one of his top athletes have reaped some major regional honors.

  • District Champ
  • Baca achieves more raves in combine

    Submitted to the Optic

    Mathew Baca, 15, of Las Vegas recently competed in Coach Dave Schuman’s National Underclassmen Combine.

    The event is a football competition where high school athletes go through testing in the 40 yard dash, shuttle run, vertical jump, broad jump, and bench press. They then have specific position skills evaluations by former NFL players and college coaches.  

  • All-district teams: 12 locals

    Adrian Jaramillo and his Lady Cardinals orchestrated one of the more impressive showings of the spring, reaching the final four in the Class 3A state softball tournament.

    Jaramillo earned Coach of the Year honors in District 2-3A after guiding Robertson to the regular-season championship.
    He was one of a dozen Las Vegans honored by the district, which released the list of awards for softball and baseball on May 20.

  • ‘Topes catcher cut after biting teammate

    By Howie Rumberg
    AP Sports Writer

    NEW YORK — Miguel Olivo was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, two days after biting off a piece of Triple-A Albuquerque teammate Alex Guerrero’s left ear during a dugout brawl.

    Olivo, a veteran catcher, and Guerrero, the highly paid Cuban second base prospect, fought during the Isotopes game at Salt Lake on Tuesday. The Dodgers suspended Olivo on Wednesday while they conducted an investigation.

  • Little League - May 26

    Las Vegas Optic
    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All LVLL games are held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    Monday, May 26: Reds vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Mets, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 28: Reds vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m; Mets vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.
    Monday, May 26: Thunder vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Red Wings vs. Rattlers, 7:45 p.m.
    Tuesday, May 27: Rivercats vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Thunder vs. Owlz, 7:45 p.m.